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Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First – InsideClimate News

No matter how many solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars are built between now and 2030, the world won’t meet its increasingly ambitious climate targets without a lot of help from forests, fields and oceans.  “Achieving net-zero by 2050…

EPA Rule to Phase Out Gases Used in Refrigerators, Coolants – NBC10 Boston

In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The proposed rule follows…

Biden admin’s first climate pollution rule takes aim at refrigerants – NBC News

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration used its federal powers to limit emissions for the first time Monday, proposing a rule that would phase out the use of a common refrigerant blamed for driving global warming. Hydrofluorocarbons, known as HFCs and…

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The…

Politics

CONGRESS: House bill would embed climate in U.S. diplomacy

Climate envoy John Kerry has been the face of U.S. environmental diplomacy since President Biden took office. Under newly introduced legislation, he would be just one among many officials trying to sell the world on American-style climate action.

The unlikely climate president – Axios

President Biden campaigned on a climate platform vastly stronger than any major party nominee in history, and now the White House is making its enactment a major priority. Why it matters: It’s a remarkable turn, given that Biden entered the…

A Fund Cleans Up by Betting on Clean Energy – Barron’s

Lucas White is portfolio manager for Resources and Climate Change Strategies at GMO in Boston. Photograph by Cody O’Loughlin For the four years of the Trump presidency, the White House was hostile to the concept of global warming, although independent…

Fact Check: Biden Claims Fighting Climate Change Will Create Jobs

CLAIM: President Joe Biden said during his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday that fighting climate change will create jobs. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE, as Biden’s executive orders to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline cost thousands of Americans…

Pompeo: Biden Plan To Put ‘Climate Change First’ Will ‘Crush American Jobs’

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called out President Biden’s devotion to prioritizing climate change-related initiatives, warning it will “crush American jobs.” “The President’s plan to put ‘climate change first’ and at the forefront of his agenda will…

China’s Energy Actions Speak Louder Than Its Phony Climate Pledges

Last week’s climate change summit, though advertised as a meeting designed to get 40 world leaders to make pledges to cut carbon dioxide emissions and save the planet, was more a trade negotiation of sorts, in which the West wants…