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‘Everything was orange': US wildfires burning at furious pace early this year | Climate crisis in the American west | The Guardian (May 1 2022 - Guardian)
Wind-driven flames tearing through dry vegetation exacerbated by the climate crisis in California and New Mexico Extreme conditions have fueled an explosive start to what’s expected to be yet...

Chevron says world's largest carbon capture project has ‘a ways to go' to meet goals (May 17 2022 - climateactionaustralia.wordpress)
Climate Action Australia Climate Change Chevron Corp’s Gorgon carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Australia is working at only half its capacity nearly three years after starting up...

CO2 emissions just the ‘tip of the iceberg' for the climate cost of air travel | Euronews (May 4 2022 - Euronews)
The true cost of flying could be far worse than we thought - with two-thirds of the climate impact coming from emissions that aren’t CO2. Alongside this greenhouse gas, aircraft engines emit...

Collapse is Coming. An Unsustainable Society Will Not Last. (May 16 2022 - dgrnewsservice)
by DGR News Service | May 16, 2022 | ANALYSIS, The Problem: Civilization | 3 comments Editor’s note: Collapse is not just coming; it is already here. Wildlife populations are collapsing,...

EDF Warns of Nuclear Output Cuts on Rising River Temperatures - Bloomberg (May 10 2022 - Bloomberg)
EDF’s alert highlights Europe’s struggle to navigate an energy crisis that’s pushed up household bills and pressured governments to combat the rising cost of living. While...

Energy Vault starts work on 100MWh gravity-based storage system in China (May 11 2022 - climateactionaustralia.wordpress)
Climate Action Australia Climate Change Energy Vault says it has begun construction of a “world first” gravity energy storage system next to a wind farm in China. Artist’s...

EU lawmakers back rules to share out emissions cuts, hike airlines' CO2 costs | Reuters (May 17 2022 - Reuters)
Steam rises from the cooling towers of the coal power plant of RWE, one of Europe's biggest electricity and gas companies in Niederaussem, Germany, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File...

EV battery costs set to spike as raw material shortages drags on (May 18 2022 - CNBC)
The cost to produce electric vehicles is primed to surge over the next four years, according to a new report, the result of scarcity in key raw materials needed to make EV battery cells. "The...

Food production to dip, hunger to rise in India due to climate change, says report - The Hindu (May 12 2022 - The Hindu)
The number of Indians at risk from hunger in 2030 is expected to be 73.9 million in 2030. | Photo Credit: R.V. MOORTHY India’s food production could drop 16% and the number of those at risk for...

France's unprecedented drought shows climate change is ‘spiralling out of control' (May 11 2022 - France24)
Issued on: 11/05/2022 - 17:17 As global warming accelerates, the spectre of drought haunts France’s once verdant farmland. Even now, before the start of summer, 15 administrative départements have...

Guest post: How 12 key industries can cut emissions in line with 1 (May 16 2022 - Carbon Brief)
This guest post is by: Dr Sven Teske is an associate professor and research director with the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney Kriti Nagrath is a senior research...

Hackers Are Starting To Target EV Charging Stations | CarBuzz (May 10 2022 - carbuzz)
Cases of hacking are on the increase in the EV community. As the world rapidly shifts to EV transport, the automotive industry is experiencing some major teething issues. The global charging...

Half a million Indians flee floods in northeast brought by rain | Reuters (May 18 2022 - Reuters)
GUWAHATI, India, May 18 (Reuters) - More than 500,000 people have fled their homes in India's northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned...

Heat pumps do work in the cold — Americans just don't know it yet | Grist (May 9 2022 - Grist Climate and Energy)
Heat pumps – heating and cooling systems that run entirely on electricity – have been getting a lot of attention recently. They’ve been called the “most overlooked climate solution” and “an answer...

Inside the race for a car battery that charges fast — and won't catch fire (May 18 2022 - Washington Post - Climate and Environment)
In September, Toyota offered the world a glimpse into the company’s future. In an 11-second YouTube video, it displayed a modern four-door car cruising down a test track. The most important upgrade...

Mansions Burn in California as Coastal Wildfire Spreads (May 13 2022 - Gizmodo)
A fire in Laguna Niguel, California, has burned through 200 acres and several multimillion-dollar homes since it started on May 11. The cause of the Coastal Fire, which is burning just a few miles...

NYTimes: Oil Giants Sell Dirty Wells to Buyers With Looser Climate Goals, Study Finds (May 10 2022 - New York Times)
The transactions can help major oil and gas companies clean up their own production by transferring polluting assets to a different firm, the analysis said. When Royal Dutch Shell sold off its...

NYTimes: Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us? (May 17 2022 - New York Times - Climate Forward)
It has long been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. By that definition, we’re the ones detached from reality if we...

Policymakers Underestimate Methane's Climate and Air Quality Impacts | Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (May 16 2022 - iass-potsdam.de)
Methane emissions have been increasing rapidly in recent years, contributing significantly to global warming. Despite this, methane is not adequately treated within existing national and...

Ranked: Emissions per Capita of the Top 30 U (May 16 2022 - Visualcapitalist)
The following content is sponsored by the National Public Utilities Council Approximately 25% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) come from electricity generation. Subsequently, this means...

Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet (May 3 2022 - NASA)
There’s an old saying that “the proof is in the pudding,” meaning that you can only truly gauge the quality of something once it’s been put to a test. Such is the case with...

The Democrats Really Are That Dense About Climate Change — The Atlantic (May 11 2022 - The Atlantic)
The party doesn’t even seem to realize that it’s blowing a once-in-a-decade chance to pass meaningful climate legislation. Sign up for The Weekly Planet, Robinson Meyer’s newsletter about living...

The Ocean Is Still Sucking Up Carbon—Maybe More Than We Think - Eos (May 3 2022 - EOS)
The ocean plays a critical role in carbon sequestration. Phytoplankton, which live on the warm, light-filled surface, suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere for food. They also need nutrients...

The Power of Big Oil | S2022 E15 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site (May 3 2022 - PBS)
Season 2022: Episode 15 FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. This three-part series traces decades of missed opportunities...

The swift march of climate change in North Carolina's ‘ghost forests' (May 12 2022 - Washington Post)
ALLIGATOR RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, N.C. - As the first light of day flickers across the Croatan Sound, Scott Lanier surveys the gray, barren tree trunks that stand in every direction, like...

The war in Ukraine will only deepen the climate crisis - New Statesman (May 6 2022 - Statesman)
Support 100 years of independent journalism. The West's new geopolitical agenda – higher military budgets and hostile international relationships – will severely damage the global struggle to...

Trillion-dollar question: How do we finance climate solutions? | The Hill (May 10 2022 - The Hill)
According to a recent analysis by Goldman Sachs, we need to invest another $2.8 trillion per year in climate solutions in order to reach the world’s net-zero emissions goals. So, what are the...

Two New Reports Expose World's Largest Agribusiness For Massive Deforestation and Land Grabbing in Brazil's Fragile Cerrado Region - One Green Planet (May 11 2022 - onegreenplanet)
$ billed upfront every . $ billed upfront for one time. Recently, two reports exposed a global agriculture giant with having ties to deforestation, human rights issues, and land grabbing in...

U.S. Government Pledges $45 Million to Develop Better EV Batteries (May 3 2022 - caranddriver)
Our car experts choose every product we feature. We may earn money from the links on this page. The Department of Energy has set up a new program that will fund the domestic development of...

Unprecedented levels of ultrafine particles, major sources, and the hydrological cycle | Scientific Reports (May 6 2022 - Nature)
Ultrafine particles (UFP) acting as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) are the driving force behind changing rainfall patterns. Recently observed weather extremes like floods and drought might be due...

What will it take to get to successful climate action? (May 12 2022 - Brookings)
It’s been 30 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was finalized and opened for signatures. Since then, countries have held 27 rounds of negotiations with the goal...

What you need to know about carbon dioxide removal » Yale Climate Connections (May 4 2022 - Yale Climate Connections - Arts)
Yale Climate Connections Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere continues to be a hot topic. In its newest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that the...

Wheat Can't Catch a Break Right Now — The Atlantic (May 4 2022 - The Atlantic)
India’s giant heat wave is having ripple effects for the world’s food supply. Sign up for The Weekly Planet, Robinson Meyer’s newsletter about living through climate change, here. For the past...

Wildfires Rage in Siberia, Killing at Least 10 (May 6 2022 - Gizmodo)
At least 10 people are dead and hundreds of homes and buildings are destroyed after wildfires ripped through eastern Siberia this weekend. High winds, officials said, both helped cause the fires...

World ‘at a crossroads' as droughts increase nearly a third in a generation (May 13 2022 - climateactionaustralia.wordpress)
Climate Action Australia Climate Change Humanity is “at a crossroads” when it comes to managing drought and accelerating ways of slowing it down must happen “urgently, using every tool we can”,...

World Drought Gets Worse, Cities Ration - CounterPunch (May 9 2022 - Counterpunch)
Image by Hasanuzzaman Himel. The planet is wheezing, coughing and sputtering because of vicious attacks by worldwide droughts aided and abetted by global warming at only 1.2C above baseline. Some...

Yemi Osinbajo on the hypocrisy of rich countries' climate policies (May 5 2022 - Economist)
AFRICA NEEDS more energy. Total electricity use for more than a billion people, covering all 48 sub-Saharan African countries except South Africa, is less than that used by Spain (home to just...

Yemi Osinbajo on the hypocrisy of rich countries' climate policies (May 14 2022 - Economist)
AFRICA NEEDS more energy. Total electricity use for more than a billion people, covering all 48 sub-Saharan African countries except South Africa, is less than that used by Spain (home to just...