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Howie Carr: The wheels are coming off the RMV – Boston Herald

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is capable of halting global warming – just ask them. Just don’t expect the hacks to issue an inspection sticker for your car, because while stopping rising sea levels is no problem, the failed Registry of…

Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

(KU Leuven) A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

As Russia Fortifies Ukraine Border, Kerry Talks Climate With Foreign Minister

John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s special representative on climate change, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday for an impromptu meeting on “the climate agenda” in India. The meeting occurred as Russian troops and weaponry continue to amass…

How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy – The New York Times

How does a country deal with climate disasters when it’s drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens…

Climate scientists, what keeps you up at night? – DW (English)

What really makes this reporter’s stomach churn thinking about climate change? Thawing permafrost. A scenario where it all melts, releasing copious amounts of CO2 and methane (it holds twice as much carbon as the atmosphere holds right now), and there’s no going…

What will happen to our cities (and beaches) at 3 degrees of warming? – Sydney Morning Herald

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The reef had already started turning white when the little rat vanished. No one knows exactly how the rare rodent, known as the Bramble Cay melomys, first came to live on a…

Buttigieg Backpedals From His Tax-The-Poor Mileage Scheme

If Pete Buttigieg thinks he has a political future after his latest gaffe as Joe Biden’s transportation secretary, he’s in for a surprise. Four days ago, Mr. Smug weather-ballooned his plan to tax the working poor up the wazoo. According to CNBC: A vehicle mileage…

Chad Blair: Goodbye COVID-19, Hello Climate Change – Honolulu Civil Beat

Like thousands of Hawaii residents last week, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was so encouraging to see so many folks lined up ahead of and behind me that I almost let go my frustration at…