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Green Energy Fail: Electric Bus Stranded At G7 After Charging Stations Fail

An electric coach that drove from London to the G7 site to promote the vital importance of green energy has got stranded in Cornwall because it could not find anywhere to recharge its batteries. According to Cornwall Live: Planet Mark,…

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NORWAY: World’s electric car capital is having nasty fights over oil

In one of the greenest cities in the world, where electric cars abound and almost all carbon emissions will be eliminated within a decade, the debate about climate change is so poisonous that the police are investigating violent threats against one of its top officials.

Study: Hope for critically endangered gorillas in eastern DRC

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population estimate for the Critically Endangered Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) — the world’s largest gorilla subspecies — to 6,800 individuals from a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals.

Column: E-bikes fight climate change — at a penny a mile. California can help. – Desert Sun

In front of an electric vehicle showroom in Sacramento last September, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged to end the sales of gasoline-powered vehicles in California by 2035 to help meet the state’s climate goals. In May, he raised the stakes by…

The Pandemic Didn’t Slow Climate Change. It’s Actually Speeding Up, Experts Warn – NPR

Firefighters battle a brush fire last week in Santa Barbara, Calif. Climate-driven droughts make large, destructive fires more likely around the world. Scientists warn that humans are on track to cause catastrophic global warming this century. Santa Barbara County, Calif.,…

Gen Z, Millennials Stand Out for Climate Change Activism, Social Media Engagement With Issue – Pew Research Center

Protesters march to demand action against global climate change on Sept. 20, 2019, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand how Americans view climate, energy and environmental issues. We surveyed 13,749 U.S….

Barney Strobel: Time to tell the truth about climate change – Greeley Tribune

Our Democratic legislators, the Colorado Energy Office and Governor Polis all claim we have an urgent need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in Colorado, but they are all basing their claims on the same fraudulent premise that we can reduce climate…

The World Needs To Quit Oil To Avoid The Worst Of Climate Change, IEA Says – NPR

The International Energy Agency said the world needs to immediately stop approving new oil and gas projects in order to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid catastrophic climate change. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: You may have heard…

Greta Thunberg on her gap year climate change tour, Joe Biden, and turning 18 – National Catholic Reporter

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared at Reuters and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. On an overcast August morning, the world watched as Greta Thunberg set…

Bill Caplan has way to fight climate change — now – The Riverdale Press

By ETHAN STARK-MILLER The debate over the existence of man-made climate change is all but settled — 97 percent of climate scientists agree on this, according to NASA. And for the past few years, many policymakers — especially of the…