Climate Stories February 15

  • Scientists on an Antarctic expedition found that chinstrap penguin populations have plummeted.
  • Half of US pollution deaths occur in states where the pollution didn’t start, according to a new study.
  • Globally, air pollution from fossil fuels costs $8 billion per day.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories February 12

US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (pictured, with Donald Trump) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced climate-change legislative proposals today in an attempt to shift the Republican party’s message on climate change from nothing to something.

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Climate Stories February 11

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Clean Economy Act of 2020 today. The act’s purpose is to put the United States on a pathway to achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.

The bill is co-sponsored by 32 senators — all Democrats — as well as Angus King of Maine, who is an independent.

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Climate Stories February 10

Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget slashes the EPA by 26%

Donald Trump proposed a $4.8 trillion budget plan today that proposes cuts to several programs, including a 26% reduction for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its “Annual Energy Outlook 2020” report.

Policy analysts Rachel Fakhry and Robert Harding of the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote an expert blog on Friday that summarized the report’s findings.

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Climate Stories February 8

  • What Donald Trump said (and didn’t) say about climate change, energy, and EVs in his State of the Union speech.
  • Nine leading environmental organizations released a statement about Trump’s environmental track record (spoiler: they’re not impressed).
  • The bumblebee population is in decline across North America and Europe due to rising temperatures.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories February 6

New Nike CEO: ‘Climate change is impacting sport’

Nike’s new CEO, John Donahoe, talked about climate change and sustainability on CNBC’s Closing Bell, and what the sports giant is doing to reduce emissions and promote sustainability.

Nike will be dressing its 2020 Olympic athletes in uniforms and athletic shoes made of recycled polyester and ground-up shoe parts. The company unveiled the US basketball, skateboarding, track and field, and soccer uniforms yesterday.

Climate Stories February 1

  • Joe Biden said that “there’s not a single solitary scientist that thinks” the Green New Deal can work. 57 scientists responded that he’s wrong.
  • An endurance swimmer swam beneath the Antarctic ice sheet to highlight climate-change effects.
  • Wildlife experts in Australia work to rescue animals after the bushfire crisis.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories January 25

  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he’s more worried about Iran than climate change.
  • Why Bernie Sanders’ expensive, radical plan to tackle the climate crisis just might work.
  • Not everyone at Davos is “elite”: Meet the youth climate activists who slept in tents in the snow.
  • And more…

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Climate Stories January 18

  • Two islands in an Indonesian Unesco world biosphere reserve have disappeared due to rising seas.
  • Microsoft announces it will be carbon negative by 2030.
  • Australian firefighters saved the world’s last remaining “dinosaur trees” from the bushfires.
  • And more…

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