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This snowplow driver just started his own service. But warmer winters threaten it

Harold Davis, who’s 29 years old, bought this truck and snowplow in the fall. Opportunities to use his new plow have been few and far between. Mara Hoplamazian/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Mara Hoplamazian/New Hampshire Public ...

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DAVOS, Switzerland – John Kerry on Thursday offered a full-throated defence of the decision to hold this year’s United Nations climate talks in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s largest oil producers, suggesting the Gulf state was ...

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Could feral animals in Australia become distinct species? It’s possible – and we’re seeing some early signs

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FEV Zero CO₂ Mobility Conference: Electric cars make positive contribution, fossil fuels endanger climate

The international FEV conference “Zero CO₂ Mobility” was held at the end of 2022 and once again attracted top-class speakers. Participants were convinced that the 1.5-degree target of the Paris climate protection agreement in the transport sector can no longer be achieved with the measures introduced to date

Greta Thunberg on Abu Dhabi's Oil Chief Leading COP28 Climate Summit: ‘Completely Ridiculous'

The UAE, one of the world’s top oil producers, will host the U.N.-led climate summit from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, 2023. Adnoc CEO Sultan al-Jaber has spoken about the need for climate action, saying that the UAE has ...

At Davos, Thunberg visit spotlights lack of climate action

At Davos, Thunberg visit spotlights lack of climate action Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Thursday slammed corporate bigwigs meeting in Davos, Switzerland for “prioritizing greed and short term economic profits” over people affected by the climate crisis DAVOS, Switzerland ...

Greta Thunberg calls it ‘absurd’ to listen to Davos elite on climate crisis – they will ‘throw people under the bus’

It is “absurd” that people could take seriously the ideas on climate change put forward by the profit-prioritising business elite gathered at Davos, Greta Thunberg said on Thursday. The Swedish climate activist said the annual conclave in the Swiss ...

Study: Big gap in carbon removal effort key to climate goals

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After pummeling, scientists say California storms were more hype than climate change

As California emerges from a two-week bout of deadly atmospheric rivers, a number of climate researchers say the recent storms appear to be typical of the intense, periodic rains the state has experienced throughout its history and not the ...

Letters to the Editor: Starve oil companies. That’s the best response to Exxon’s climate deceit

To the editor: Your article on the accuracy of Exxon Mobil Corp.’s own global warming research makes a brief mention of how the language of climate denial has shifted toward delay. Not only did Exxon know what it was ...

Greta Thunberg says Davos elite are prioritizing greed and short-term profits over people and the planet

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday accused the political and business elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, of prioritizing self-interest and short-term profits. Thunberg said it was “absurd” that the world seems to be listening ...

Greta Thunberg and Other Climate Activists Discuss the Energy Transition at Davos

[The stream is slated to start at 5:15 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Moderated by CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick, the panel at Davos, Switzerland, will debate how the ...

Extremist Futures

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California's flooding reveals we're still building cities for the climate of the past

Sibley Street, along with other residential roads were closed due to flooding from recent rain storms resulting in high water levels in Willow Creek, in Folsom, California. Kenneth James/California Department of Water Resources hide caption toggle caption Kenneth James/California ...

Let buyers jump the queue for electric cars by importing them directly

If Australia is to decarbonise our energy system by 2050, we need to start the transition to electric vehicles very soon. Cars sold in the 2030s will mostly still be on the road in 2050, so we have to make ...

How to maximise savings from your home solar system and slash your power bills

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BTS and Billie Eilish could help you sleep better than whale sounds, scientists find

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Bank of America CEO says new ESG rules are needed to reboot capitalism

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Climate-friendly and recyclable: NALYSES research project develops sustainable headlamp

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John Kerry Says Thawing U.S.-China Tensions Could Make a Huge Difference to Climate Fight

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Canadian pension funds improving on climate mitigation, but still falling short: report

A new report by an advocacy group says some of Canada’s major pension funds have made significant improvements in responding to the climate crisis, but overall are still falling short. The report by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet ...

Editorial: 2022 brought more heat and pollution. We’re still careening toward climate disaster

You can’t say the 2022 climate data coming out is surprising. But it sure is alarming. U.S. federal agencies last week reported that 2022 was either the fifth or sixth hottest year on record, depending on the accounting method ...

‘Big Oil Peddled the Big Lie': UN Chief Slams Energy Giants for Ignoring Their Own Climate Science

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Climate change: China sets another solar power installation record while putting the brakes on fossil fuel capacity

The installation of solar farms in China hit another record in 2022, while the amount of new fossil fuel-powered capacity fell for a second consecutive year as the nation continued to reduce its reliance on coal to generate electricity. ...

Davos 2023: Climate change litigation set to grow, says WEF panel

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From floods to fire? A climate scientist on the chances El Niño will hit Australia this year

After three soggy years of La Niña in a row, Australia has endured record-breaking floods, the latest of which has inundated the Kimberley in Western Australia and across north and central Queensland. While the rains may have initially been a ...

Temasek, Toyota back climate biotech firm Living Carbon

LONDON – Singapore state-owned investment company Temasek Holdings has led the latest funding round for climate tech firm Living Carbon, which aims to increase the carbon-absorbing ability of trees, the start-up’s chief executive told Reuters. The biotech’s US$21 million ...

Did a Dem fink on Biden, Powell’s climate double talk and other commentary

Fed chair Jerome Powell said the Fed should resist addressing social issues, yet it mandates that banks “manage the financial risks of climate change.” Getty Images/ Alex Wong Filegate: Did a Dem Fink on Biden? “CBS never identified the ...

20 years ago, vast bushfires razed Canberra’s suburbs – and bushfire science was never the same

It has been 20 years to the day since bushfires burst out of the Brindabella Ranges and into the suburbs of our nation’s bush capital. Four lives were lost, many people were injured and more than 500 homes were destroyed. ...

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