Floods, fires, heat waves: US struggles with climate catastrophes

Floods, fires, heat waves: US struggles with climate catastrophes

This post was originally published on this site Raging floods, devastating fires, powerful thunderstorms and a dangerous heat wave affecting a third of the population: the United States was being walloped Tuesday by climate-related catastrophes. A series of slow motion disasters is gripping the country as it enters summer, with...

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Biden to announce new executive actions to spur domestic solar, clean energy development

Biden to announce new executive actions to spur domestic solar, clean energy development

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will announce new executive actions to spur more domestic production of solar panels and clean energy technology on Monday, a source familiar with the actions told CNN.

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‘Short-term thinking’: Environmentalists push back on Biden’s ethanol expansion

‘Short-term thinking’: Environmentalists push back on Biden’s ethanol expansion

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden’s plan to reduce the price of gas by allowing the sale of higher-ethanol fuel this summer may make corn farmers and their elected

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Standards for Reporting Carbon Emissions Face Review

Standards for Reporting Carbon Emissions Face Review

This post was originally published on this siteThe examination of the standard for tallying carbon footprints was prompted in part by concerns that it lets companies say their power is green when it’s technically not.

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As Gas Prices Soar, Biden’s Climate Ambitions Sputter

As Gas Prices Soar, Biden’s Climate Ambitions Sputter

This post was originally published on this siteRising costs at the pump, war in Ukraine, an emboldened fossil fuel industry and stalled legislation have imperiled President Biden’s climate agenda.

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Biden budget proposal includes nearly $2 billion increase for EPA

Biden budget proposal includes nearly $2 billion increase for EPA

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House’s proposed budget for fiscal 2023 would increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Department and the Interior Department, according to materials shared with The Hill.The budget proposes $11 billion for the…

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Record-smashing heatwaves are hitting Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously. Here’s what’s driving them, and how they’ll impact wildlife

Record-smashing heatwaves are hitting Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously. Here’s what’s driving them, and how they’ll impact wildlife

This post was originally published on this site Record-breaking heatwaves hit both Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously this week, with temperatures reaching 47℃ and 30℃ higher than normal. Heatwaves are bizarre at any time in Antarctica, but particularly now at the equinox as Antarctica is about to descend into winter...

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Putin’s Invasion Challenges Green Aversion to Nuclear Power

Putin’s Invasion Challenges Green Aversion to Nuclear Power

This post was originally published on this siteGreater political responsibility may force them to reconcile their climate goals with the imperative of security.

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America is finally cleaning up its abandoned, leaking oil wells

America is finally cleaning up its abandoned, leaking oil wells

This post was originally published on this site Bill Suan bought his family’s cattle farm in the mountains of West Virginia a decade-and-a-half ago with little thought for the two gas wells drilled on the property — but then they started leaking oil onto his fields and sickening his cows....

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World must brace for more extreme wildfires: UN

World must brace for more extreme wildfires: UN

This post was originally published on this site The number of major wildfires worldwide will rise sharply in coming decades due to global warming, and governments are ill-prepared for the death and destruction such mega-blazes trail in their wake, the UN warned Wednesday. Even the most ambitious efforts to curb...

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