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Study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits

New study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. Countries with higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and more air pollution, such as India, China, and areas in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, achieve greater climate and health benefits per megawatt (MW) of renewable energy installed than those operating in areas such as North America, Brazil, and parts of Europe.

How should billionaires spend their money to fight climate change? – Vox.com

Whether you like it or not, billionaire philanthropy exists. And if it’s going to keep existing, then we’d probably do well to figure out how donors’ resources can most effectively tackle our world’s biggest problems. That includes our most urgent…

New Zealand zero carbon Bill shows bipartisan leadership

Historic moment for New Zealand as the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern calls near unanimous support for a Zero Carbon bill as acting on the biggest challenge of our time. “I continue to stand by the statement that #ClimateChange…

Flood of Oil Is Coming, Complicating Efforts to Fight Global Warming – The New York Times

HOUSTON — A surge of oil production is coming, whether the world needs it or not. The flood of crude will arrive even as concerns about climate change are growing and worldwide oil demand is slowing. And it is not…

Research: Oil companies must slash production to curtail global warming – Climate Liability News

By Dana Drugmand As oil and gas companies continue to expand petroleum production despite increasingly dire climate warnings, new research shows these companies must slash output by more than a third over the next 20 years if the world is…

Hey, AOC, California Wildfires Look Like Dereliction Of Duty Not Climate Change

Once again California is burning. We have been here before. Why are we back? “This is what climate change looks like” tweeted liberal Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sharing images of a burning state and showing support for her Green New Deal, the…

Why don’t evergreen trees change color and drop their leaves?

As temperatures drop, broad-leafed deciduous trees – think maples and oaks – withdraw the green chlorophyll from their leaves. Their leaves turn colors and fall. Evergreens solve the problem of winter in a different way.

The UK Election And Another Lying Climate Poll

The Guardian has a piece with the headline: “Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll” reporting on a survey which claims that two-thirds of people agree that the climate emergency is the biggest issue facing humankind, with only 7%…

Nigerian Damilola Ogunbiyi Gets Top UN Sustainable Energy Job

The first woman to lead the charge for electrification in rural Nigeria said access to power would ‘unlock’ the sustainable development goals. Damilola Ogunbiyi, the first woman head of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, has been appointed to lead the…

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Energy regulation rollbacks threaten progress against harmful ozone

The fight against harmful ozone is under legal threat. Air quality and carbon emissions regulations are currently in limbo in courts and congress, from core legislation from the 1970s to rules from the last US administration. This study models the future losses in the fight to drive down respiratory-damaging ozone if the regulations go away.