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Biden admin announces 'ambitious' new vehicle mileage standards to fight climate change
Fresh off an apparent defeat on its $1.75 trillion climate and social spending package, the Biden administration announced this week it would be significantly raising vehicle mileage standards in an effort to fight global warming. What are the details? The Associated Press reported Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a rule to “raise […]
Climate change means more kidney stones: study | CTV News
Rising temperatures from climate change will lead to more kidney stone cases, a new study has found. Dr. Gregory Tasian is a pediatric urologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the lead author of the study, which was published Monday in the peer-reviewed journal . “While it is impossible to predict with certainty how […]
Prince Charles Praises Harry For Climate Change Activism, Says ‘My Sons Have Recognized This Threat’
Many royal family fans assume that Prince Charles and Prince Harry are not in a good place right now. The drama came to a head during Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah in March 2021. During that conversation, the Duke of Sussex admitted that his father hadn’t reached out or spoken to him since Harry and […]
Ignore reports of low-impact pollution events, Environment Agency tells staff | Pollution | The Guardian
England’s Environment Agency has told its staff to “shut down” and ignore reports of low-impact pollution events because it does not have enough money to investigate them, according to a leaked internal report. The ruling on so-called category 3 and 4 incidents means that events such as farm pollution or hazardous dumps by business may […]
Could collaborative living provide an answer to the housing crisis and climate change? Some people think so - ABC News
Donna Lavell is no stranger to sharing her home with people. In her 20s, she lived in share houses in Sydney’s inner suburbs; later, after buying a home in Newcastle, she offered up her spare rooms to friends in need, housemates and Airbnb guests. Now, at 61, she’s decided to build a home with three women […]
TAOS, N.M. — Mike Reynolds never worried too much as the world inched closer to doomsday. In the spring of 2020, motorists lined up in their cars outside grocery stores waiting for food as the coronavirus pandemic first wrapped its tentacles around the global supply chain. Next came an unprecedented surge of extreme weather as […]
Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study | Air pollution | The Guardian
Wood burning stoves in urban areas are responsible for almost half of people’s exposure to cancer-causing chemicals found in air pollution particles, new research has shown. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in tiny pollution particles are produced by burning fuels and have long been known to have carcinogenic effects. The new study examined the sources […]
This is step 3 INVISIBLE This tree has stood here for 500 years. Will it be sold for $17,500? Dec. 30, 2021 TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, Alaska — The Sitka spruce soaring more than 180 feet skyward has stood on this spot on Prince of Wales Island for centuries. While fierce winds have contorted the towering […]
Microbes Are Evolving to Eat Plastic Pollution, Scientists Say
Plastic Planet In a study that truly underscores the profound and devastating impact humans have on the environment, researchers have found that microscopic bugs are evolving to eat plastic.  The study, , found a growing number of microbesthat have evolved to carry a plastic-degrading enzyme. These bugs could hold the key to creating enzymes that […]
If You Think “Don’t Look Up” Is Just an Allegory About Climate Change, You’re Missing Something
This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It also contains spoilers for the film Don’t Look Up. Streaming just in time for Christmas, Adam McKay’s decidedly uncheery Netflix comedy, Don’t Look Up, finds Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio playing a pair of intrepid astronomers as they […]