How debt cancellation could help poor countries prepare for climate change

As the planet warms, compounding crises are pushing poor countries toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Global warming disproportionately threatens the developing world with rising sea levels, more intense storms, and scorching heat waves. At the same time, crippling debt is making it harder for many of these countries to prepare for and recover from these disasters. …

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Biden calls off oil and gas leases in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico — but not for the climate

The Department of the Interior will not hold sales of oil and gas leases for millions of acres off the coast of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico, the agency confirmed on Wednesday. That’s good news for the climate, but experts warn that the U.S. is still not doing nearly enough to limit new …

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Ohio residents fight to get radioactive oil and gas waste off their roads

Joe Mosyjowski has watched a decade-long boom in oil and gas drilling unfold in the region surrounding his 50-acre farm in northeast Ohio. Mosyjowski, a 71-year-old retired engineer who once spent his days designing stormwater infrastructure, was surprised to learn that a byproduct of all that drilling was being spread on roads and streets near …

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What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots

For many pregnant people in Baytown, Texas, there aren’t a whole lot of options. That’s not just in terms of seeking services for reproductive health like abortion care, although there is certainly a dearth of local providers for that particular need. But the town, which sits on the eastern edge of Harris County, abutting the …

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The UN and SEC focus on Climate Change While Bloody Conflict in Ukraine Rages On

While a bloody war rages in Ukraine, inflation has hit a historic high of 7.9 percent, and possibilities of a Russian cyberattack on U.S. interests, the Securities and Exchange Commission suggests a new proposal that would require companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions as well as the organization’s climate risk. The move is evidence of …

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Record-breaking offshore wind lease sale announced by Biden Administration

The Biden Administration has made the production of green energy one of its top priorities, and a recent lease sale off the coast of New York and New Jersey is just one step in the process. On Wednesday, the Administration announced a record-breaking offshore wind lease sale that is projected to generate enough clean energy …

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Democrats unsure where Joe Manchin stands on climate change action

Just before Congress broke for the Christmas holidays, Joe Manchin (D-WV) unequivocally told Bret Baier on Fox News Sunday that he was a hard “no” when it came to his vote on the Build Back Better bill, Joe Biden’s signature spending legislation. This public comment infuriated many in the Democratic Party while drawing praise for …

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U.S. sets 55-mile-a-gallon fuel-efficiency standard for 2026 models

In 1975, President Gerald Ford’s administration introduced the Strategic Fuel Reserve, at the same time introducing fuel economy standards. NASA began work on wind and solar energy, and technology to increase the fuel economy of automobiles was explored. Between 1981 and today, fuel economy of vehicles has improved by a shocking 81 percent. On Monday, …

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