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EPA Tees Up Response To California’s Fuel Economy Deal With Four Carmakers

The Environmental Protection Agency is questioning whether California has the legal authority to strike a deal with four automakers on fuel economy standards stronger than what the Trump administration will set. The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to California…

How dangerous are chemicals in plastic consumer products?

By now, most people know the Earth is overwhelmed with plastic. It drifts in our oceans and swims in our drinking water, piling up in landfills to last for generations. To combat the plastic pollution, you do what you can,…

The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

Trump:  We’re Stripping California’s Right to Set Tougher Auto Standards

Auto industry experts say the uncertainty would likely dampen the market for electric vehicles.  Nine other states could lose their tougher rules, too. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration would strip California of its authority to enact the…

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‘Wake up and face facts’ : Greta Thunberg pleads with politicians to lead fight against climate crisis – as it happened

That’s it from the Liveblog for today. Greta Thunberg capped her visit to Capitol Hill with a rallying message, urging action on climate change. “This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced and we need to treat it accordingly.”…

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Green light given to fruit fly’s color preference

Researchers have made two unexpected discoveries. First, they found that, given a choice, fruit flies are drawn to green light early in the morning and late in the afternoon, when they are most active, and to red, or dim light, in midday, when like many humans, they slow down to eat and perhaps take a siesta.

Cutting air pollution would not cause ‘near-term spike’ in global warming – Carbon Brief

A reduction in air pollution brought about by shifting away from fossil fuels would not inadvertently cause a short-term acceleration of global warming, a new study says. Earlier modelling work using scenarios where fossil-fuel burning ends instantaneously had suggested that…

How 2019 was hellish for the Arctic, the frontline of climate change and global warming – Euronews

Winter is coming slowly to the Arctic. With the arrival of the autumn, the region will set into darkness and the ice and sun will have a truce after another dreadful melt season. Outside of major anomalies occurring, the ice…

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers – Nature.com

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbersNatureShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailNature BriefingSpringerNature Current issue PDF version A family eats near a coal-fired power plant in China. Coal supplies nearly…