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‘Big Win’ for Climate and Public Lands as U.S. Judge Reinstates Coal Lease Ban

By Brett Wilkins Climate and Indigenous activists on Friday applauded the reinstatement of an Obama-era moratorium prohibiting new coal leases on all public lands until after the completion of a thorough environmental review. Brian Morris, chief judge…

08/15/22

House Passes Inflation Reduction Act

Without the support of a single Republican, Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday gave final passage to a $740 billion piece of legislation that includes historic investments in renewable energy development, a minimum tax on large…

08/13/22
                                                               

Ice Covering Swiss Mountain Pass Since at Least Roman Era Will Soon Be Gone

This summer has hit Europe hard with heat waves and drought, and there’s no better gauge for the extremity of the situation than the Swiss Alps, where glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented pace. The…

08/12/22

New York Onion Growers Can Reduce Synthetic Chemical Use While Sustaining Yields, Research Shows

Used in cuisines all over the world, onions are known for either their sweet and savory flavor or strong and pungent flavor that enhances dishes from casseroles to curries. Consumers in the U.S. eat a lot…

08/12/22
                                                               

Gardening 101: 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Garden

Dreaming of growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs, but not sure where to start? Growing a garden can feel overwhelming, especially for those of us who feel like we don’t exactly have a green thumb….

08/12/22

California’s New Offshore Wind Goals Could Power 25 Million Homes

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has established new offshore wind energy planning goals of 2,000 to 5,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2030 and up to 25,000 MW of offshore wind by 2045. If these…

08/12/22

House Expected to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Including Historic Investment in Climate

In a letter to Democratic colleagues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the “life-changing legislation” will pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, ending more than a year of internal negotiations among Democrats over the climate, healthcare, and…

08/12/22
                                                               

The Arctic Is Warming Nearly 4x Faster Than the Rest of the World: New Research

By Jonathan Bamber The Earth is approximately 1.1℃ warmer than it was at the start of the industrial revolution. That warming has not been uniform, with some regions warming at a far greater pace. One such…

08/11/22

Rhine River Falls to Crisis Levels, Causing Potential Fuel Disruptions

Following weeks of scorching temperatures and little rainfall, the water levels of Germany’s Rhine River, a major shipping channel for products like gas, coal, grains, and minerals like the iron ore used to make steel, are…

08/11/22

U.S. Virgin Islands Protects Land From Development With New Parks System

The U.S. Virgin Islands have created a new system of parks within over 30 areas that will now be protected from commercial development, while being preserved for nature and outdoor recreation. Hundreds of acres across sites…

08/11/22