Eric Dean Wilson on air-conditioning and climate change

In conversation with Eric Dean Wilson, a professor who investigates the history and impact of artificial cooling on the environment.
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Biden’s Bureau of Land Management pick advanced by Senate committee

Republicans say Tracy Stone-Manning’s past affiliation with eco-saboteurs makes her unqualified to run the Bureau of Land Management.

Maine will make companies pay for recycling. Here's how it works

The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”

Climate crisis turns world's subways into flood zones

Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.

Ohio shows hostility to clean energy. Again

A new law allows county governments to veto state-approved wind and solar projects.

Climate change calculator lets Britons estimate impact of green choices - from home heating to meat-free diets

The climate calculator lets users make decisions on things like flying, public transport, food and cars to see how they impact the UK's targets to fight climate change.

Richard D. Kauzlarich: Climate goals and renewable deployment need competitive electricity markets

As the U.S. joins the rest of the world in fighting climate change, it will be critically important that power generators continue integrating renewable energy into their portfolios.

Struggling global Covid-19 response dims hopes for climate change action

Just as climate change is expected to exacerbate inequalities, the new phase of the pandemic is divided between the haves and the have-nots.


Catching fire: AI is helping scarce firefighters better predict blazes

As climate change and gaps in forest management create more intense and deadly wildfire seasons, firefighting resources are increasingly stretched to the limit. Researchers like Chris Dunn hope their tools can help ease that pressure by making sure scarce fire resources are deployed as efficiently as possible.

Russia's permafrost is thawing and revealing some interesting extinct animals

If the permafrost continues to thaw, the huge amount of carbon it currently contains will be released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and methane, creating a horrendous feedback loop that will serve only to accelerate the already quickening impact of global warming.


Airlines need to do more than plant trees to hit net zero, MPs told

The aviation industry must pay for costly carbon removal technologies rather than rely on using the planting of trees to claim they are reducing emissions, the head of the Climate Change Committee has said.

George Zulch: When global warming becomes too hot

The entire pandemic, as bad as it was, will just be absorbed into what is to come environmentally if we do not take drastic action to meet an ever-increasing severe global disaster. Polite, one-sided legislation just won't solve it.

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Why are some Pacific lagoon corals resistant to climate change?

While there is no question that climate change is affecting coral, the level and type of impact is not uniform.

Merkel admits her efforts to counter climate change ‘not sufficient’

The chancellor acknowledged that her efforts to counter climate change were "not sufficient" and gave a cautious welcome to an agreement with the Biden administration to avoid US sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Jose Morey: From el fuego to innovation

Technology innovation is laying the pathway to help humanity in the energy transition we need to mitigate climate change.
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