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The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Solar awnings over parking lots help companies and customers

(Michigan Technological University) Michigan Tech engineers look into the untapped potential of parking lots in a study that investigates the energy-related benefits of developing charging stations powered with solar canopies built into the parking infrastructure of large-scale retailers like Walmart.

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‘Do-nothing document’: Australian electric vehicle strategy lets emissions keep rising

The Morrison government has ruled out subsidies to encourage people to buy electric or hybrid vehicles, and assumes they will be adopted at a pace that would lead to greenhouse gas emissions from transport increasing over the next decade. A…

Positive tipping points could be key to reducing carbon emissions – World Economic Forum

An academic paper suggests key tipping points can significantly reduce carbon emissions, which would help to slow global warming. Government policies are making coal uneconomical. Electric vehicle pricing structures have helped reduce the number of petrol and diesel cars on…

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Biden’s Green New Deal Won’t Work Without Mining, Especially For Minerals

As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to “transition” America away from fossil fuels, they need to consider some hard realities. Chief among them is that no Green New Deal can succeed…

Immune response biomarkers, novel pathways in four marine mollusk species

A new study assessed immune responses in four economically important marine mollusk species — the blue mussel, soft-shell clam, Eastern oyster, and Atlantic jackknife clam — and identified new biomarkers relating to changes in protein function involved in novel regulatory mechanisms of important metabolic and immunological pathways.

Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Stimulus Deal – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the waning days of the 116th Congress, lawmakers have authorized $35 billion in spending on wind, solar and other clean power sources while curtailing the use of a potent planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. Both…

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Earth911 Reader: Reassessing Environmental Impacts & Evolution Can’t Keep Up With Global Warming | Earth 911 – Earth911.com

We keep an eye on the news for useful information about science, business, sustainability, and recycling to save you time. This week in the Earth911 Reader, plants absorb less greenhouse gas than expected, major corporations commit to buying EV fleets,…

Electric Vehicle Shock Treatment

Joe Biden, his fellow Democrats, and apparently big U.S. automakers have joined the rush to transform America’s transportation to 100% electric vehicles (EV) whether We the People want it or not. During an October town hall, Biden asserted that his…