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Switzerland’s Brilliant Plan For Underground Cargo Delivery Tunnels to Reduce Traffic is Now Underway

The dream of a new and ambitious mode of freight transportation just took a big leap towards reality in Switzerland. On August 1st, planning stages commenced to build an automated tunnel network that would ship cargo in shipping pods on a self-charging rail system. Cargo Sous Terrain (CST), or ‘Underground Cargo,’ will begin with a […]

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Va. Ratepayers On The Hook For $9.8 BILLION Offshore Wind Boondoggle

The State Corporation Commission (SCC), which regulates public utilities, recently approved a new Dominion Energy-backed $9.8 billion offshore wind farm, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW), 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Unsurprisingly, Virginia ratepayers will pay…

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Barbados Resists Climate Colonialism in an Effort to Survive the Costs of Global Warming – ProPublica

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is a partnership between ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine. Late on May 31, 2018,…

How can I help to fight climate change? The causes of global warming explained and what I can do at home – iNews

A week of record-breaking temperatures and devastating wildfires has pushed climate change back to the top of the public agenda. Without action to rapidly slash emissions, 40°C days could become a regular occurrence, scientists warned this week. The blistering heat…

Researchers Propose Staving Off Global Warming By Capturing Carbon Dioxide In Trains – Forbes

Topline Researchers unveiled a proposal Wednesday to capture and store carbon dioxide in train cars, a solution they cast as a cheaper and less land- and energy-intensive alternative to the carbon capture facilities many scientists hope will eventually help the…

In Case of Climate Emergency: Deploying Space Bubbles To Block Out the Sun – SciTechDaily

If climate change has already gone too far, what could be our emergency solutions? Credit: MIT “Space Bubbles” – The Deflection of Solar Radiation Using Thin-Film Inflatable Bubble Rafts An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

This climate techno-fix is back in vogue – POLITICO

Then-Energy Secretary Rick Perry (right) joins NRG Energy CEO Mauricio Gutierrez at the Petra Nova carbon capture plant in 2017. | Business Wire Last month’s Supreme Court climate ruling is reviving interest in a carbon-fighting technology that many experts have…

How Climate Change Is Leaving Some Species with ‘Nowhere Left to Go’ – Scientific American

For millennia, many animals and plants have coped with occasional climate changes by moving into new areas. But humans’ relatively recent burning of fossil fuels is pushing global temperatures upward at an exceptionally rapid rate, placing many species on what…

Biden Climate Advisor Is Tickled Pink About Fossil-Fuel Job Losses

One of Joe Biden’s senior advisors bragged this week about how the administration’s forced transition to green energy is causing people working in the fossil fuels industry to lose their jobs. Speaking from the Aspen Ideas Festival, Biden’s climate advisor…

Opinion: Davos Was a Case Study in How Not to Talk About Climate Change – Undark Magazine

Science has a resistance to ill-founded assertions embedded deep in its bones. Carl Sagan called this “baloney detection.” But in the face of climate change, arguably our largest science-related crisis, these baloney detection capabilities haven’t kept our leaders honest. Consider…

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