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With Climate Agenda Stalled at Home, Biden Still Hopes to Lead Abroad – The New York Times

On his first day in office, President Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, noting in his inaugural address that “a cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate…

Artificial Photosynthesis Can Produce More Food in the Dark Than With Sunshine

Photosynthesis has evolved in plants for millions of years to turn water, carbon dioxide, and the energy from sunlight into plant biomass and the foods we eat. This process, however, is very inefficient, with only about 1% of the energy found in sunlight ending up in the plant. Scientists at UC Riverside and the University […]

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As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools Are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up – The New York Times

Legislators in Colorado, historically a major coal state, have passed more than 50 climate-related laws since 2019. The liquor store in the farming town of Morris, Minn., cools its beer with solar power. Voters in Athens, Ohio, imposed a carbon…

How Businesses Can Hold Their Banks Accountable on Climate Change – HBR.org Daily

Companies are under scrutiny for how major banks that they partner with are financing carbon-intensive projects. How can companies wishing to be “green” respond? One solution is to switch to a low-carbon bank if possible. But a better hope is…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan to U.N.: Make Way for the ‘Doers’

This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference. Sadiq Khan has made the battle against urban air pollution and climate change the signature issue of his…

Can Carbon Capture Be Part of the Climate Solution?

This is the final installment in the Visionaries series, which looks at figures who are trying to transform the way we live. Every year, humans pump around 50 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere….

EU Smashes 2020 Climate Target, Records 34% Drop in Emissions to Lowest Level Since 1990

Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union reached their lowest level since 1990, according to official EU data reported this week by the European Environment Agency to the UN. The overall reduction in 2020 greenhouse gas emissions was 34% compared to the 1990 base year, or 1.94 billion tons of CO2. Prior to the […]

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Russia’s War Is the End of Climate Policy as We Know It – Foreign Policy

Electricity workers in a boat check solar panels at a photovoltaic power station built in a fishpond in Haian, China, on July 19, 2021.STR/AFP via Getty Images Four days after Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on…

White House climate office draws fire as actions stall – POLITICO

In some cases, they said, McCarthy’s office appears to be avoiding court fights or potential disruptions of negotiations with lawmakers such as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). And that’s preventing regulators such as the Environmental Protection Agency from doing their jobs,…

Why working together is key to combating climate change – World Economic Forum

Global warming is the world’s greatest challenge, with the probability of exceeding 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels now at 50%. We will all be impacted by the climate crisis if this trajectory is not reversed through collective and urgent action. At…

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