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Clean Trucks Like The Tesla Semi Are More Important Than Ever

Clean trucks such as the Tesla Semi are needed now more than ever. According to Popular Mechanics, in 2016, there were at least 2.8 million semi trucks registered in the US. Paul Billings from the American Lung Association told The New York Times, “Trucks remain a major source of pollution that creates smog, and smog is linked with coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and can cause asthma and premature death.”

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EMISSIONS: How maggots can help slow climate change

Before you can see it, you can smell it. In a run-down area on the outskirts of Cape Town, trucks are pouring tons of rotting food waste into metal skips, the first step before the concoction is liquidized and then tipped into trays to feed millions of wriggling maggots. Soon, it will be fish food — and also a solution to the persistent problem of methane emissions, a big contributor to climate change.

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Is global warming driving the spread of dengue across Latin America? – The New Humanitarian

International scientists have for years warned that climate change is likely to lead to an increase in epidemics caused by pathogens and viruses. While there’s no evidence to link the COVID-19 pandemic to global warming, major ongoing outbreaks of dengue…

Is global warming driving the spread of dengue across Latin America? – The New Humanitarian

International scientists have for years warned that climate change is likely to lead to an increase in epidemics caused by pathogens and viruses. While there’s no evidence to link the COVID-19 pandemic to global warming, major ongoing outbreaks of dengue…

How Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting Climate Change? – WIRED

It is an invisible, deadly menace. It’s causing almost unfathomable economic destruction. We knew it was coming, but were caught woefully unprepared. It tricked nations into blaming one another—the US being the primary antagonist—instead of working together to stop it….

Princeton scientist solves air quality puzzle: Why does ozone linger long after its ban?

(Princeton University) As global climate change leads to more hot and dry weather, the resulting droughts are stressing plants, making them less able to remove ozone from the air — despite laws successfully limiting pollution. With hot and dry summers expected to become more frequent over the coming decades, this has significant implications for European policymakers, report an international team of scientists led by Meiyun Lin, an atmospheric researcher at Princeton University and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.