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Don’t Be Fooled By China’s Phony ‘Carbon Neutral’ Pledge

China’s commitment to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2060 has excited environmentalists but it should be seen as part of China’s strategy to become the world’s economic and military hegemon. Carbon neutrality by a date as remote as 2060 will not…

Redefining drought in the US corn belt

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) As the climate trends warmer and drier, global food security increasingly hinges on crops’ ability to withstand drought. But are scientists and producers focusing on the right metric when measuring crop-relevant drought? Not exactly, according to new research from University of Illinois scientists, who urge the scientific community to redefine the term.

Global warming, fires, and crime in Mexico and beyond – Brookings Institution

When a brush fire erupted near Tijuana in early September, a large part of the North American western coast was either on fire or at high risk of fire. The dramatic fire belt stretched from Canada to northern Mexico. Although…

Green Party Launches In Turkey, Promises A ‘Green New Deal’

Turkey’s new Green Party will push for a “Green New Deal” that supports carbon taxes and increases the use of renewable energy, the movement tells The Media Line. The party launched on Monday, the International Day of Peace, with 110…

World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Passenger Plane Lifts Off On Maiden Zero-Emissions Flight

The world just got one step closer to zero-emission aviation this week as ZeroAvia completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. Partly-funded through the UK Government, the flight in Cranfield, England used 4lbs 6 oz of hydrogen fuel and reached an altitude of 1000 feet. With its Piper six-seat […]

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The video origin of the myth that global warming is good for agriculture » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections

Misinformation is at the root of many scientific controversies, and fighting it can feel like a losing battle. But one effective method is to expose the mechanics of misinformation, to show tactics and deceptive processes in broad daylight. And learning…

The City of Berlin Now Runs a Department Store That Sells All Recycled Goods

In an effort to topple the “throw away culture,” and promote re-use and repair, the city of Berlin has taken the unique step of opening its own secondhand department store. This isn’t your grandma’s thrift shop. It resells perfectly good items from retail outlets that would otherwise be thrown away. A pun on the German […]

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Berlin Now Runs a Department Store That Sells All Recycled Goods

In an effort to topple the “throw away culture,” and promote re-use and repair, the city of Berlin has taken the unique step of opening its own secondhand department store. This isn’t your grandma’s thrift shop. It resells perfectly good items from retail outlets that would otherwise be thrown away. A pun on the German […]

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Doing Something About Global Warming Is Cheaper Than Doing Nothing – CleanTechnica

September 25th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  The rallying cry from conservatives for the past 40 years is that doing something about our overheating planet is just too darn expensive. Better to do nothing and continue marching into the future using…