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Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic DrillingOn Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic. It joins Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and CitiBank, which all announced similar policies this year.
Climate Pledge Arena Sign Unveiled Same Day Amazon Features Big Oil WorkOn Tuesday, the blue and green sign that will sit atop Amazon-sponsored Climate Pledge Arena was unveiled. The same day, the company also hosted Shell to talk about an industry-wide oil and gas initiative to speed up extraction using Amazon cloud computing
Climate Change Has Hit the U.S. Harder Than Any Other G20 CountryOf all 20 member countries in the G20—a group of powerful nations which accounts for 85% of the world’s GDP and creates some 78% of all global greenhouse gas pollution—the U.S. has been hit hardest economically by extreme weather fueled by the climate crisis. But when rather than using covid-19 economic stimulus bills to speed up the clean energy transition, the U.S. poured money into bailing out polluting corporations.
The Biggest Climate Report in the U.S. Is Reportedly Being Led by a Climate Denier NowA climate-denying National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologist known for cheering global warming’s ability to create enormous crabs has reportedly been tapped to lead the creation of the most important climate study the government produces.
San Francisco Just Banned Natural Gas In New BuildingsSan Francisco is banning the use of natural gas in any new buildings, requiring them to rely on the electric grid instead. That makes it the second-largest city to ban new natural gas hookups. The city’s board of supervisors unanimously approved the ordinance.
The Climate Test That Will Tell the World If Biden Is Serious About ChangePresident Donald Trump has been a boon to world leaders touting climate bonafides. A simple “hey, at least we’re not that guy” has helped other countries launder some watered down climate goals. Now that Joe Biden is president-elect, it changes the equation.
How to Tell if Joe Biden Is Hiring the Right People to Address the Climate CrisisPresident-elect Joe Biden will enter the White House with plans to decarbonize the grid by 2035, invest in communities, and create millions of jobs. But whether he follows through with his campaign promises will depend on who he appoints to his administration.
The Clean Energy Transition Is Becoming a Tidal WaveThis year, covid-19 lockdowns prompted a precipitous crash in fuel demand which tanked the the fossil fuel market. Oil companies have said it’s quite possibly never going to recover. But it’s a different story for renewable energy industry, which is thriving.
After Years in Captivity, These Manatees Are Going HomeAfter completing a rehabilitation process that has lasted years, Pepe, Lupita, and Juana are getting ready to go home. Their home isn’t like yours or mine, however: It’s in the ocean. That’s because Pepe, Lupita, and Juana are manatees.
Let's Take a Break and Check Out Some Chill Satellite Images From This Week InsteadI took the afternoon away from doomscrolling to satellitescroll instead, checking out images from the past week of our fair planet. It was a nice break from refreshing Twitter, and I wanted to share my finds with you.
Go Away, Eta, You're DrunkRecord-setting Hurricane Eta has cleared Central America after leaving a trail of destruction. It’s set to strengthen in the coming days and take a circuitous path through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It could make landfall in the U.S. early next week.
The First Human Composting Company Is Ready to Lay You to Rest in WashingtonWashington passed a law in 2019 allowing people to turn themselves into compost after death. This month, the first officially licensed human composting company opened its doors to help citizens meet their maker in a more environmentally friendly manner.