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May 28, 2019

80 UN Nations Plan to Step Up Their Paris Climate Commitments

According to a story the New York Times broke yesterday, 80 countries want to increase their climate pledges ahead of schedule under the Paris climate accord. The United Nations explained that this signals some of them would do so at a summit of world leaders in...

May 14, 2019

US states begin taxing electric vehicles

Most European Union member countries offer tax and acquisition incentives for electric vehicles in hopes that they can help fight climate change but here in the U.S., in nearly half of states, driving a battery-powered car requires paying additional fees. As Bloomberg...

March 22, 2019

A Climate Action Alternative To the Green New Deal

Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko of New York laid out his vision for a climate action plan that is an alternative to the Green New Deal — one that he hopes will appeal to a wider segment of the American public, including Republicans. Representative Tonko said...

January 28, 2019

Australian heatwaves become a public health crisis

While a record-breaking cold snap is headed for parts of the Midwest, summer in Australia has brought dangerous heatwaves that are threatening people and wildlife. As NPR reported,¬†Australia’s State Emergency Service declared the heat wave a threat to public...

January 23, 2019

America’s changing attitude on climate change

Throughout the last two decades, Americans have fluctuated in their concern over climate change but it’s only been in the past couple of years that this concern had neared 50%. Headline-grabbing natural disasters may be helping to drive up the consensus and as...