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Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

Representative Danny McCormick, a Republican, introduced a bill at the Louisiana capitol last week that would protect oil companies and not residents in his district who have to breathe in that air.

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Trent Zimmerman and Philip Dunne: Investing in coal power would be an expensive mistake

The UK has enormous capacity to increase its energy supply from offshore wind. Australia too has vast potential for wind and solar power.

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Parched Taiwan prays for rain as Sun Moon Lake is hit by drought

Taiwan has had drought before but observers are hoping the severity of this one – which has lasted 18 months, and threatens Taiwan's economic lifeblood of semiconductor production – is enough to prompt real action on climate change.

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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists
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Big cat comeback? Florida strikes bipartisan deal to help endangered panthers

State lawmakers agree on $400m measure to expand ‘wildlife corridors’ in effort to help panthers and other endangered species
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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Using hydrogen-based fuels for cars and home heating risks locking in a dependency on fossil fuels and failing to tackle the climate crisis, according to a new analysis.

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Cut emissions to fight extreme weather wrecking lives, UN report says

Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the extreme weather already hitting people across the world today, according to a new UN report.

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Damian Carrington: How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff

So it's goodbye climate deniers, hello – and you'll pardon me for being blunt here – climate bullshitters.

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Giant sequoia found still smoldering after 2020 California wildfire

Scientists have discovered a giant sequoia still smoldering in California's Sequoia national forest, months after wildfires tore through the region last August.

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Vital soil organisms being harmed by pesticides, study shows

The tiny creatures are the 'unsung heroes' that keep soils healthy and underpin all life on land.

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‘We need help’: Sewage crisis hits majority-Black town in New York

Sewage and wastewater infrastructure is collapsing all over Mount Vernon city, with old, corroded and overburdened pipes.

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Airlines must reduce emissions instead of offsetting, say experts

Airlines should focus on reducing emissions from flights instead of using carbon offsets for climate commitments, experts and environmental campaigners have warned.

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Rich nations’ climate targets will mean global heating of 2.4C – study

New climate targets announced by the US and other rich nations in recent weeks have put the world on track for global heating of about 2.4C by – the end of the century, research has found.

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Carbon offsets used by major airlines based on flawed system, warn experts

The forest protection carbon offsetting market used by major airlines for claims of carbon-neutral flying faces a significant credibility problem, with experts warning the system is not fit for purpose, an investigation has found.

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Blustery bank holiday helps windfarms set new clean energy record

Great Britain's windfarms set a new clean energy record on Monday after the blowy bank holiday weather helped onshore and offshore wind turbines make up almost half of the electricity system.

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