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Maryland landfills pose bigger climate problem than previously thought – The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Throwing food away is more than wasteful. When it gets buried in a landfill, it generates methane, a climate-warming greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project finds that Maryland’s…

How manufacturing can raise the bar on global climate goals – World Economic Forum

Improving resource efficiency in manufacturing processes is as important as reducing the transport industry’s greenhouse gas emissions; Setting high emission reduction targets is the only way towards a net-zero greenhouse gas economy; Reducing the industry’s reliance on fossil fuels, recycling…

E.P.A. to Review Rules on Soot Linked to Deaths, Which Trump Declined to Tighten

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will reconsider federal limits on fine industrial soot, one of the most common and deadliest forms of air pollution, with an eye toward imposing tough new rules on emissions from power plants, factories and other…

Climate policy models need to get real about people — here’s how – Nature.com

COMMENT 08 June 2021 To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models. Wei Peng Wei Peng is at the School of International Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn…

Global warming may increase risk of deadly water pathogens – WJXT News4JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Life-threatening microorganisms that cause disease are expected to become more abundant and spread to new areas as water temperatures rise, according to scientists. Diseases caused by bacteria and viruses in the water have made local headlines. Brain-eating…

To Offset Climate Change, Scientists Tout City Trees and Ultra-White Paint – The Wall Street Journal

The Future of Everything covers the innovation and technology transforming the way we live, work and play, with monthly issues on health, money, artificial intelligence and more. This month is Cities & Real Estate, online starting June 4 and in…

Here Are America’s Top Methane Emitters. Some Will Surprise You.

As the world’s oil and gas giants face increasing pressure to reduce their fossil fuel emissions, small, privately held drilling companies are becoming the country’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, often by buying up the industry’s high-polluting assets. According to…

E.P.A. to Modify Trump-Era Limits on States’ Ability to Oppose Energy Projects

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday said it planned to revise a Trump-era rule that limited the ability of states and tribes to veto pipelines and other energy projects that could pollute their local waterways. The Trump administration finalized the…

EPA’s New ‘Climate Change Indicators’ Site Misleading And Deceptive

New climate change indicators on the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) website are intended to inform science-based decision-making by presenting climate science transparently. But many of the indicators are misleading or deceptive and based on incomplete evidence or selective data….

Lawmakers ‘Break Free From Logic’ With Anti-Plastic ‘Climate’ Legislation

In an effort to address the so-called “climate crisis,” members of Congress have proposed legislation so extreme that it could destroy the entire U.S. plastics industry, forcing the United States to rely on China and other nations to meet the…