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EPA Rule to Phase Out Gases Used in Refrigerators, Coolants – NBC10 Boston

In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The proposed rule follows…

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The…

A Fund Cleans Up by Betting on Clean Energy – Barron’s

Lucas White is portfolio manager for Resources and Climate Change Strategies at GMO in Boston. Photograph by Cody O’Loughlin For the four years of the Trump presidency, the White House was hostile to the concept of global warming, although independent…

Believed to Be Solitary, Male Sperm Whales Actually Hang With the Boys–in Friendships That Can Last Years

A Japanese biologist studying the social structure of sperm whales has discovered that the phrase “Saturday’s for the boys,” translates into echolocation. His research reveals that male sperm whales form strong platonic social bonds among other, normally solitary males—shedding light on the mammalian evolution of bromance. Famous for spending time hunting in the depths of […]

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Activists Spur Maryland County To Join Climate Lawfare Brigade

On Tuesday, Anne Arundel County, Maryland became the latest municipality to file a public nuisance climate change lawsuit against energy companies and a trade association representing the industry. While the county’s decision to file a lawsuit is unsurprising – as…

Corporate climate change secrets targeted by D.C., California – Los Angeles Times

California clean tech innovator Bloom Energy, with its noncombustion, low-emission fuel cells, is hardly taking the same approach to powering the planet as oil giant Chevron, but one thing the companies have in common are slick promotional campaigns defining them…

Biden And The Boardroom: Turning Up The Temperature On Climate Change – Forbes

Earth Day 2021 was pretty significant from a corporate governance perspective. Getty For those corporate boards that haven’t been paying much attention to climate change, now might be a good time to start reconsidering that position. For on Earth Day…

NSU researcher part of a flagship study on vertebrate genomes

(Nova Southeastern University) Today, the G10K sponsored Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) announces their flagship study and associated publications focused on genome assembly quality and standardization for the field of genomics. This study includes 16 diploid high-quality, near error-free, and near complete vertebrate reference genome assemblies for species across all taxa with backbones (i.e., mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and fishes) from five years of piloting the first phase of the VGP project.

Beijing Welcomes Biden’s ‘Climate Crisis’ Distraction

Determined to eviscerate and reverse Trump’s foreign policies and progress with hostile adversaries, the Biden administration has reset China’s priorities altogether. Previous primary threats no longer top that list: engagement on Taiwan, Hong Kong, the South China Sea, intellectual property…

Column: Targeting methane as big step to slow down global warming – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Methane may never rival carbon dioxide as the main culprit of climate change in the public mind, but it’s getting a lot more attention these days. There’s no either/or here. The effort to stave off dire consequences from global warming…