Why climate activists want Biden to fire David Malpass from the World Bank: NPR

Activists unfurled a banner calling David Malpass a climate denier at World Bank headquarters after he refused to say whether he believed man-made emissions were contributing to global warming. Olivier Dullieri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Olivier Dullieri/AFP via Getty Images Activists unfurled a banner calling David Malpass a climate denier at World … Read more

Senate ratifies climate change treaty with rare strong bipartisan support

The Senate ratified a climate change treaty in a strongly bipartisan vote on Wednesday. It phased out hydrofluorocarbons and was unusual because most climate measures have struggled to win Republican support.

President Biden discussed the war in Ukraine, China and climate change at the UN General Assembly

The war in Ukraine dominates this year’s general assembly. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is expected to address the world body about newly discovered graves in former Russian-occupied territory.

Farmers get billions for climate change. Their votes still may not change: NPR

Soybeans are dumped from a combine during harvest in a field in Ripley, Iowa, in 2019. Joe Riddle/Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Joe Riddle/Getty Images Soybeans are dumped from a combine during harvest in a field in Ripley, Iowa, in 2019. Joe Riddle/Getty Images If you ask Iowa farmer Rob Ewald about the federal … Read more

Who are John Podesta and Ali Zaidi of Biden’s climate team? : NPR

Gina McCarthy, seen here at a news conference in April 2021, was Biden’s first national climate adviser. She steps down and her deputy Ali Zaidi takes over the role. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Drew Angerer/Getty Images Gina McCarthy, seen here at a news conference in April 2021, was Biden’s first national climate … Read more

California plans to phase out gas-powered vehicles in an effort to combat climate change

California has committed to eliminating gas-powered vehicles by 2035. Instead, the state will transition to zero-emission cars. The California Air Resources Board has made a planned move on new cars, pickups and SUVs, NBC Philadelphia reported, that will most likely change the U.S. auto market. However, NBC Philadelphia added that the move would require “15 … Read more

Doug Mastriano’s questionable comments on Islam, climate resurface

By William Bender, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA – Doug Mastriano, who is running for governor of Pennsylvania, is trying to appeal to a wider audience. He wants to turn the conversation to inflation, taxes, parental rights, energy independence and crime. But with Election Day less than three months away, Mastriano continues to be hounded … Read more

Congress, local leaders must take action to address climate change | PennLive Letters

A few weeks ago, the US Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to efforts to address climate change. Their decision in the case of West Virginia v. EPA limits the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to limit carbon emissions from power plants, which account for about a quarter of the nation’s climate pollution. Science … Read more

Deflation Act Tackles Climate, But May Hurt Marginalized People: NPR

A row of petrochemical facilities in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, in 2018. Many people who live near industrial sites and who are exposed to hazardous pollution fear that the DEA will exacerbate existing environmental inequities. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption caption toggle Gerald Herbert/AP A row of petrochemical facilities in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, in 2018. … Read more

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