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‘Worst-case’ global warming scenario still best guide until 2050, study says – Climate Home

A ‘worst-case’ scenario of surging greenhouse gas emissions this century is still the ‘most useful choice’ for government planning until 2050 despite criticisms that it is alarmist, a US study said on Monday. The scenario of rising fossil fuel use,…

Policies to mitigate wildfire impacts have public health implications, amplified amid COVID

(PSE Healthy Energy) A review of the human health hazards, risks, and impacts of California wildfires, and impacts of policies aimed to prevent and mitigate wildfires to serve as a resource in the development and deployment of California wildfire management policies within a human health context.

Recycling

Amazon and ERI Launch an Innovative Recycling Bin Program

Everyone should recycle as much as they can both at home and the office. Landfills are overflowing across the nation and each day more trash is generated. The Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership estimates that each US resident generates around 42 pounds of e-waste each year. Only 25 states have laws that mandate electronics recycling. Only […]

Ninth Circuit Revives Climate Litigation In California

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued two rulings in favor of California municipalities that are suing energy companies for alleged costs of combating climate change, allowing one case to proceed in state court while reversing the dismissal of another….

2 views from space: San Francisco Bay

We thought many of you would enjoy these two images from space of one of Earth’s most captivating places: San Francisco Bay. The European Space Agency (ESA) shared the image above on May 15, 2020. It’s a view of San Francisco Bay from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, which consists of twin Earth-observing satellites, launched in…read more »

20 miles of Seattle streets will soon close permanently to most cars

Seattle, a city well-known for its embrace of sustainable transportation initiatives, is moving to permanently close 20 miles of streets to nonessential traffic. The move, expected to take effect at the end of May, is the next phase for neighborhood…

Libs Push To Radically Transform U.S. Post-Pandemic: ‘Reinvent Cities’

For weeks, the American people have faced daily orders, graphs, tables, news stories, and press conferences detailing the coronavirus’s devastating impact on the country, from thousands of deaths to a 21-trillion-dollar economy brought to its knees. … And now, even…

This Earth Day, Earth has something to say

Massive crowds gather by a George Washington statue in Union Square on April 22, 1970 for Earth Day celebrations in New York City. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held…

Greenhouse gases could fall to levels not seen since WWII

Clear skies ahead. These days, you’ll be forgiven for hoping those words refer to the end of a pandemic that has forced millions to hunker down indoors. But in this case, those clear skies are literal. And when we finally…