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Volvo plans to sell only electric cars by 2030

It plans to convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles faster than other automakers.
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Fossil fuel cars make 'hundreds of times' more waste than electric cars

Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents, according to a study that adds to evidence that the move away from petrol and diesel cars will bring large net environmental benefits.

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A third of top UK firms' CO2 emissions not in line with global climate goals

Three out of 10 of the UK's biggest public companies emit carbon dioxide at a rate that would contribute significantly to the climate crisis, according to analysis that shows the scale of the challenge for corporate Britain to cut emissions to zero.

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Granholm tells oil companies to diversify

In an interview with The Washington Post, the new secretary of energy invites Texas to join the national grid. But her main focus is on the big national energy transition that the Biden administration hopes to promote.
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The city where cars are not welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.
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Natural pasture spray helps farmers reduce emissions and improve production

Scientist Nathan Balasingham says a pasture spray he has developed can reduce methane emissions from livestock and make them more productive, but he is struggling to get widespread farmer support.

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Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority - a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag.

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Portland group key to convincing General Mills to drop chemical from mac-and-cheese processing

Annie's Homegrown will eliminate ortho-phthalates, which make plastics more flexible but may also pose health risks, from its production equipment.
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Workhorse stock plunges after losing USPS contract

Workhorse, a small truck maker with big ambitions, was counting on the deal for a surge in revenue. Its shares lost $2 billion in value.
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Climate crisis bigger concern than pandemic for Australian businesses, survey finds

Australian bosses say the climate crisis is the biggest challenge facing their businesses – in contrast to their overseas counterparts, who have ranked recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic their top concern.

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Tom Vilsack confirmed by the Senate as Agriculture Secretary

The former Iowa Governor served in the same role for eight years in the Obama Administration, and has pledged to focus on racial justice and climate change.
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What’s really behind corporate promises on climate change?

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.
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Companies say they care about the climate. Their actions fall short

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.

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The boom in 'green' energy

Climate change and falling prices are driving a revolution in solar, wind, and other renewables. Here's everything you need to know.

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Annie’s pledges to purge a class of chemicals from its Mac and Cheese

The move comes nearly four years after a study showed that phthalates, chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults, were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets.

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