Over 30 Countries Agree to Cut Methane by 30%

Over 30 Countries Agree to Cut Methane by 30%

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Thirty-one countries have joined the Global Methane Pledge, a US and EU-led global pledge drafted last month by the two nations to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030. This news arrives three weeks before world leaders convene for COP26 in Glasgow to determine how to prepare for imminent climate-related disasters and prevent catastrophic warming.   Why This Matters: Methane […]

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White House Moves to Reverse Trump Assault on the National Environmental Policy Act

White House Moves to Reverse Trump Assault on the National Environmental Policy Act

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor On Wednesday, the White House took first steps to reverse a Trump-era assault on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The new rules will restore the Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) obligation to take climate change and carbon emissions into account for major projects. Officials say the Biden meassure […]

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Coal Mines Could Get a Second Life in Heating Homes

Coal Mines Could Get a Second Life in Heating Homes

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Just 10 years ago, 40% of the UK’s energy came from coal. Today, the country has two remaining coal plants and plans to end coal-fired power by the end of 2024. All of the coal mines that have already closed across the country have naturally filled with warm water, […]

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Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration, Says It’s Serious About Climate Action

Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration, Says It’s Serious About Climate Action

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Greenland recently announced that it will suspend all oil exploration in a move that it hopes will show the global community it’s taking climate change seriously. The government called the decision “a natural step.” No oil has been discovered around Greenland, but for years the potential for an economy […]

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G7 Countries Promise to Stop Financing Coal — Don’t Set Date to Stop Burning It

G7 Countries Promise to Stop Financing Coal — Don’t Set Date to Stop Burning It

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer World leaders from the Group of 7 countries wrapped up their first post-pandemic in-person summit on Sunday, and the climate crisis was one of the primary agenda items. The heads of state from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Canada, Italy, and Japan (as well as the European Union) Agreed […]

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Poland Sets Date to Close Europe’s Dirtiest Power Plant

Poland Sets Date to Close Europe’s Dirtiest Power Plant

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer This week, Poland announced it will close the coal-fired Belchatow power plant by the end of 2036. The country’s national energy group opted not to develop an open-pit coal mine to power the plant after deciding it would not make financial sense. The decision comes as Poland’s Lodz region […]

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