Exxon Sets a 2050 Goal for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #energy-and-power, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #permian-basin-north-america, #woods-darren-w-1965

Can Anyone Satisfy Amazon’s Craving for Electric Vans?

The company has big plans to turn its delivery fleet green. But very few of the vehicles are made right now.

#amazon-com-inc, #automobiles, #canoo-inc, #carbon-dioxide, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #rivian-automotive-llc, #start-ups, #stellantis-nv, #vans

We Mapped a Year of Extreme Weather

The Times analyzed temperature data from weather stations across the United States. The result: 2021 was a huge year for records, both high and low.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Don’t Just Watch: Team Behind ‘Don’t Look Up’ Urges Climate Action

The satirical film, about a comet hurtling toward Earth, is a metaphor for climate change that has broken a Netflix record. Its director hopes it will mobilize the public.

#dicaprio-leonardo, #dont-look-up-movie, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lawrence-jennifer, #mckay-adam, #movies, #netflix-inc

Is Norway the Future of Cars?

The speed by which electric vehicles have taken over Norway has stunned even the cars’ enthusiasts.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #norway, #politics-and-government

2021 Was Earth’s Fifth-Hottest Year, Scientists Say

The finding, by European researchers, fits a clear warming trend: The seven hottest years on record have been the past seven.

#carbon-dioxide, #earth, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather, #wildfires

Virginia Democrats Aim to Block Trump’s E.P.A. Chief From State Agency

In Virginia, cabinet nominees are rarely blocked. But the Republican governor-elect’s choice of Andrew Wheeler to be natural resources secretary has alarmed Democrats.

#elections-state-legislature, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regional-greenhouse-gas-initiative, #virginia, #wheeler-andrew-r, #youngkin-glenn-a

Mining of Lithium, Key to the Climate Fight, Faces New Scrutiny in Chile

Politicians have called for a pause in new mining contracts for lithium, which is in high demand for electric car batteries but is at the heart of a debate in Chile over mines, water rights and inequality.

#boric-gabriel, #chile, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lithium-metal, #mines-and-mining, #pinera-sebastian, #politics-and-government

Health Risks of Smoke and Ozone Rise in the West as Wildfires Worsen

Simultaneous high levels of the two pollutants, which harm human health, are occurring with increasing frequency, researchers say.

#air-pollution, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #ozone, #research, #western-states-us, #wildfires

This Vast Wildfire Lab Is Helping Foresters Prepare for a Hotter Planet

When the Bootleg fire tore through a nature reserve in Oregon this summer, the destruction varied in different areas. Researchers say forest management methods, including controlled burns, were a big factor.

#bootleg-fire, #drought, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-conservancy, #oregon, #wildfires

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

Have Wildfires Ruined California’s Magic?

The honeymoon’s over for its residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?

#burns, #california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #sustainable-living, #wildfires

Europe Plans to Say Nuclear Power and Natural Gas Are Green Investments

The draft proposal could help unleash a wave of investment, but critics say both sources of energy cause damage to the environment.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #politics-and-government

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way

In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy

The Year in Climate Change

There was a lot of climate news in a year overflowing with news. We help you catch up.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

Taylor Energy to Pay $43 Million for Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

Taylor Energy’s undersea wells have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when they were damaged by Hurricane Ivan.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-of-mexico, #justice-department, #louisiana, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #taylor-energy-co

How the Building Industry Blocked Better Tornado Safeguards

Engineers know how to protect people from tornadoes like the ones that recently devastated parts of Kentucky, but builders have headed off efforts to toughen standards.

#building-construction, #disasters-and-emergencies, #engineering-and-engineers, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-code-council-inc, #joplin-mo, #kentucky, #national-assn-of-home-builders, #national-institute-of-standards-and-technology, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tornadoes

Using a City’s Excess Heat to Reduce Emissions

A district in London has developed an innovative way to divert subway heat for buildings to lower carbon emissions. Other cities are getting creative, as well.

#citiesfortomorrow, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #london-england, #stockholm-sweden, #subways, #transit-systems, #vancouver-british-columbia

Biden Administration Approves Two California Solar Projects

The solar farms, planned for the California desert, would generate enough electricity to power about 132,000 homes, the Interior Department said.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #democratic-party, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #interior-department, #manchin-joe-iii, #riverside-county-calif, #solar-energy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Senator Joe Manchin III noted climate policy when he said he would vote against the Build Back Better Act. In his life and career, West Virginia coal has loomed large.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #natural-gas, #politics-and-government, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

E.P.A. Announces Tighter Auto Pollution Rules

Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

Manchin Rejects Landmark Legislation, Putting Biden’s Climate Goals at Risk

Senator Joe Manchin III said he was opposed to legislation that includes climate action designed to keep the planet from dangerously overheating.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Role Does Climate Change Play in Wind Storms and Tornadoes?

The science suggests that the United States can expect more unusual and severe storms as the world heats up, increasing the urgency for action to protect communities.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Manchin Is Expected to Reject Democratic Plan to Ban New Offshore Drilling

The Democrat from West Virginia, a coal and gas stronghold, has single-handedly stripped key elements from his party’s plan to tackle climate change.

#arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

Fight Over Gas Stoves and Furnaces in the Effort to Slow Climate Change

New York is the latest Democratic city aiming to fight climate change by ushering out stoves and furnaces that run on gas in favor of electric alternatives. But Republican states and the gas industry are fighting back.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-gas-assn, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #home-appliances, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #natural-gas, #natural-resources-defense-council, #ovens-and-stoves

Google Pledged to Remove Ads From Climate Denial Sites, but Many Still Run

Researchers found ads placed by Google on sites that falsely call global warming a hoax. The revenue those sites earn from the ads can fund further misinformation.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #online-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states, #youtube-com

Biden Administration Promises Stricter Regulation of Lead in Drinking Water

The administration says it aims to replace all of the lead pipes and service lines in the country, an effort that could cost up to $60 billion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lead, #natural-resources-defense-council, #regan-michael-s-1976, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #water-pollution

Trends in Arctic Report Card: ‘Consistent, Alarming and Undeniable’

The changes happening at the top of the planet could unfold elsewhere in the years to come, scientists report.

#american-geophysical-union, #arctic-regions, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #ice, #national-snow-and-ice-data-center

Fires, Landslides, Lack of Snow: The Ski Industry Girds for Battle

From firestorms in California’s Tahoe region to melting glaciers in the Alps, ski areas face a daunting array of environmental threats. Here’s what some resorts are doing.

#alps-mountains, #alta-utah, #aspen-colo, #banff-alberta, #bend-ore, #british-columbia-canada, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-tahoe-nev, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #vail-colo, #wildfires, #winter-season

Why Times Opinion Is Sounding the Climate Change Alarm

The climate crisis is now.

#drought, #earth, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wildfires

Unvaccinated, and Hospitalized With Covid

Readers discuss the strain Covid puts on hospitals. Also: Calling for a carbon tax; how overturning Roe could backfire; writing “real” letters.

#abortion, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hospitals, #letters, #renkl-margaret-1961, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

Edelman Criticized for Work With Oil Companies

Edelman has worked for Exxon Mobil and Shell while making strong public statements in favor of environmental sustainability. At a recent companywide meeting, employees had some sharp questions.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #edelman-daniel-j-inc, #edelman-richard-winston, #exxon-mobil-corp, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

The federal government would stop buying gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and its buildings would be powered by wind, solar or other carbon-free electricity by 2050.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Climate Change Is Thawing Arctic Alaska

The landscape resembles frozen spinach left out on the kitchen counter too long.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #carbon-dioxide, #caribou, #gates-of-the-arctic-national-park-alaska, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #weather, #wilderness-areas

Dear People of 2021: What Can We Learn From Hindsight?

For the first series from the Headway initiative, we followed up on forecasts from decades past to ask what the passage of time has revealed.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #europe, #european-union, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-open-access, #new-york-city, #poverty, #united-nations, #united-states, #water

Britain Enlists Banks to Fight Climate Change

The financial industry will be relied on to meet climate goals. NatWest, a lender to oil giants, provides a template.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-westminster-bank-plc, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Europe Met a Climate Target. But Is It Burning Less Carbon?

The European Union promised to reduce its emissions 20 percent by 2020. Did it happen?

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-open-access, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

This Fire-Loving Fungus Eats Charcoal, if It Must

Some fungi sprout in fiery shades of orange and pink after wildfires, feasting on what was left behind by the burn.

#carbon-dioxide, #charcoal, #frontiers-in-microbiology-journal, #fungi, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #microbiology, #research, #soil, #wildfires, #your-feed-science

Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change

The department recommended higher fees for oil and gas leases, but there was no sign the government planned to take global warming into account when weighing new applications.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royalties, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Climate Change Threatens Smithsonian Museums

Beneath the National Museum of American History, floodwaters are intruding into collection rooms, a consequence of a warming planet. A fix remains years away.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #museums, #national-mall-washington-dc, #national-museum-of-american-history, #rain, #smithsonian-institution, #smithsonian-national-museum-of-natural-history, #washington-dc

Bankers Took Over the Climate Change Summit. That’s Bad For Democracy.

Environmentalists are skeptical. They should be.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #carney-mark-j, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

What Your Flight History Reveals About Your Carbon Footprint

Google Flights now shows your carbon footprint. Will it change the way you buy plane tickets? 

#airlines-and-airplanes, #business-travel, #carbon-dioxide, #consumer-behavior, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #kayak-com, #mann-michael-e, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations

As Federal Disaster Aid Languishes, Private Lenders Are Filling the Gap

A new program allows Morgan Stanley to front money for disaster repairs and then get paid back, with interest, by taxpayers.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #enterprise-community-partners, #federal-aid-us, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #morgan-stanley

La vaquita marina podría ser el próximo animal en extinguirse

Solo quedan unas diez de estas marsopas, pero los científicos dicen que aún hay esperanza. Su destino depende en gran medida del gobierno mexicano.

#baja-california-mexico, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mexico, #vaquitas

Free E-Bikes for Everyone!

We’re in the middle of a climate crisis. We need big ideas.

#electric-bicycles-motorcycles-and-scooters, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #roads-and-traffic

Can Hydrogen Save The Airline Industry’s Fuel Challenges? It’s Got a Way to Go.

Small, experimental hydrogen-powered planes are paving the way for net-zero carbon aviation by 2050. But the route is rocky.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #future-of-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen

How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

Americans failed to safeguard decades of diplomatic and financial investments in Congo, where the world’s largest supply of cobalt is controlled by Chinese companies backed by Beijing.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #einstein-albert, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #freeport-mcmoran-oilgas-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #jones-james-l, #kabila-joseph, #kissinger-henry-a, #mines-and-mining, #mobutu-sese-seko, #nixon-richard-milhous, #obama-barack, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uranium

How Roundabouts Help Lower Carbon Emissions

An Indiana city has the most roundabouts in the country. They’ve saved lives and reduced injuries from crashes — and lowered carbon emissions.

#brainard-james, #carbon-dioxide, #carmel-ind, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #roads-and-traffic, #transportation, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

What’s in the $2.2 Trillion Social Policy and Climate Bill

The package includes $400 billion to bolster support for children and families, $555 billion for climate change programs and $166 billion in housing aid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #democratic-party, #education-pre-school, #federal-aid-us, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-tax, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government