Climate Change

House Panel Bans Drilling in ANWR With Reconciliation Measure

"The House Natural Resources Committee late on Thursday passed legislation that will go into a wider budget reconciliation package that includes restoring protections for a pristine Arctic wildlife refuge from oil and gas drilling."

Source: Reuters, 09/10/2021
September 28, 2021

World News Day: The Climate Crisis

World News Day 2021, presented by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum, highlights the vital role journalism plays in providing the facts for us all to act on the climate crisis, the defining issue of our time. The 90-minute event is free, open to a global audience and available in all time zones.

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From 4% to 45%: Biden DOE Lays Out Ambitious Blueprint for Solar Power

"The Biden administration on Wednesday released a blueprint showing how the nation could move toward producing almost half of its electricity from the sun by 2050 — a potentially big step toward fighting climate change but one that would require vast upgrades to the electric grid."

Source: NYTimes, 09/09/2021

Paris Goal Requires Most Fossil Fuel Reserves Must Stay in the Ground

"After a summer of weather extremes that highlighted the urgency of limiting global warming in starkly human terms, new research is clarifying what it will take to do so. In order to have just a 50 percent chance of meeting the most ambitious climate target, the study found, the production of all fossil fuels will need to start declining immediately, and a significant majority of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves will have to remain underground over the next few decades."

Source: , 09/09/2021

"New York Sets 2035 Zero-Emission Passenger Car Goal"

"New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday signed into law a bill that sets a goal for all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks to be zero-emission models by 2035, joining the state of California in attempting to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles."

Source: Reuters, 09/09/2021

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