John Kerry hosts world’s largest carbon emitters in first forum since UN climate summit

John Kerry hosts world’s largest carbon emitters in first forum since UN climate summit

This post was originally published on this siteJohn Kerry on Thursday is hosting his first major international climate meeting of the year with the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters.

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The EPA is committed to environmental justice in three states on the Gulf Coast

The EPA is committed to environmental justice in three states on the Gulf Coast

This post was originally published on this site Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency announced air pollution, unsafe drinking water, and other issues that afflict ethnic minority communities in the three states of the Gulf Coast, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by administrator Michael Regan last fall. We are...

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GOP senator from North Dakota wants to tackle climate change

GOP senator from North Dakota wants to tackle climate change

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota about climate change. Unlike some Republicans, Cramer says he’s willing to combat the problem by reducing carbon emissions.

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Whitmer releases plan to make Michigan carbon neutral by 2050

Whitmer releases plan to make Michigan carbon neutral by 2050

This post was originally published on this siteThe administration of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Wednesday released a draft plan that will more aggressively push the state toward carbon neutrality by 2050.The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) announced…

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Exxon sets ‘net zero’ emissions goal from operations by 2050

Exxon sets ‘net zero’ emissions goal from operations by 2050

This post was originally published on this siteExxonMobil announced Tuesday a goal of net-zero emissions from operations by 2050, but did not make a similar commitment for consumer emissions, which represent the majority of the oil giant’s output.“We are developing comprehensive road maps to…

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Navy to comply with emergency order on leaking Pearl Harbor fuel tanks

Navy to comply with emergency order on leaking Pearl Harbor fuel tanks

This post was originally published on this siteThe Navy will comply with an emergency order to empty the tanks at a fuel storage facility following a leak of fuel in November. The Hawaii Department of Health finalized an order last Monday to empty the underground tanks at the Red Hill…

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California sues Walmart over toxic waste dumping

California sues Walmart over toxic waste dumping

This post was originally published on this site The US state of California announced Monday it is suing Walmart, alleging the retail giant unlawfully disposes of millions of toxic waste items. The state said it had conducted 58 inspections of trash compactors at Walmart stores between 2015 and 2021 and...

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White House unveils plan to replace every lead pipe in the U.S.

White House unveils plan to replace every lead pipe in the U.S.

This post was originally published on this siteUp to 10 million households, schools and care facilities get their drinking water through lead pipes, and each pipe can cost thousands of dollars to replace.

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Biden will sign executive order setting 2050 net-zero emissions target for federal government

Biden will sign executive order setting 2050 net-zero emissions target for federal government

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday directing the federal government to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, using the power of the federal purse to buy clean energy, purchase electric vehicles and make federal buildings more energy efficient.

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US must cut plastic production to save oceans, report says

US must cut plastic production to save oceans, report says

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States must act to curb plastic waste in oceans by developing a comprehensive national strategy that includes reducing plastic production, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has determined.While only 4.3…

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