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Climate Stories Yesterday

  • The biggest climate summit of 2020 took place this week, with more than 350 events.
  • Which countries take climate change the most seriously? The ones who’ve experienced it.
  • What if the US joined the EU and China in making a pledge to fight climate change?
  • And more…

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Climate Stories September 23

California Governor Gavin Newsom has just announced a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles starting in 2035. The state will require all new cars and trucks sold after that date to be zero emission vehicles. Californians will still be able to operate gas-powered vehicles after that date, and will still be able to buy and sell used gas cars.

This move is the most aggressive yet-announced in the US, and will have major effects for the auto industry as a whole, given California’s leadership on clean air issues. But the thing is: it should be even more aggressive.

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Climate Stories September 19

  • The world’s wildlife population has declined by more than two-thirds in the last 50 years — WWF
  • As much as 80% of the European Union’s electricity could be fossil fuel-free by 2030.
  • Here’s why a new study of sea urchins will provide great insight into the effects of climate change.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories September 5

  • The UN secretary-general urges G20 nations to ditch coal completely in a climate conference.
  • Planting seagrass needs to play an important part in reducing emissions. Here’s why.
  • Writer Andrew McCormick asks, “The sitting president has no climate plan. Why isn’t that headline news?”
  • And more…

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Climate Stories August 29

  • Climate change is causing warmer waters, and it’s making hurricanes more dangerous.
  • Pop-up “corona cycleways” in European cities could result in health benefits of $3 billion a year.
  • What’s in the US Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis report?
  • And more…

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Climate Stories August 22

  • The NOAA Weather Prediction Center thinks Death Valley may have broken a global heat record.
  • An environmental science professor describes how climate change affects her students’ mental health.
  • Trump plans to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. These animals would be destroyed.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories August 15

  • Mauritius suffered a really bad oil spill — and as feared, it’s killing its marine life.
  • Carbon dioxide emissions make oceans more acidic, and that’s not good for marine creatures.
  • Maine’s lobster fishery lost its sustainability certification due to the endangerment of the Right Whale.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories August 8

  • Most US states are cutting emissions without federal help. Here’s who’s succeeding and failing.
  • A Chilean photographer’s images of Patagonia’s glaciers reveal a starkly different landscape from a century ago.
  • Bill Gates posts a blog on lessons from the pandemic that should guide our response to the climate crisis.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories August 1

  • Two new groundbreaking, comprehensive studies prove that reducing air pollution saves lives.
  • UN Secretary-General António Guterres has new youth leaders to advise him on climate action.
  • July 29 was International Tiger Day, which highlights the importance of protecting the species.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories July 25

  • Polar bears live on Arctic sea ice, and it’s melting fast.
  • Many African, Asian, and Latin American countries meet the UN’s sustainable development goals.
  • Oceana launches Ship Speed Watch, an online tool to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.
  • And more…

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