January 21, 2020

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change)

The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states, mainly in the South, to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But to qualify, states must first explain why they need the money, triggering linguistic acrobats among lawmakers, as some conservative states work to avoid terms like "climate change" and "global warming," The New York Times reports.

What Climate Change Means for the Future of Ice Fishing in Minnesota

Scientists have been documenting ice loss in cold states like Minnesota for years. Now a new study looks at how that melting could affect how people live there. "As we experience less reliable ice conditions, we're probably going to see a loss to the cultural, social and economic benefits of ice-related winter activities," an author of the study said.

January 17, 2020

Microsoft Wants to Capture All of the Carbon Dioxide It Has Ever Emitted

Microsoft announced today that it's investing $1 billion in nascent carbon capture technology with the goal of becoming carbon negative by 2030 and, ultimately, removing its entire historical carbon footprint by 2050. Currently, it would take an estimated $9.6 billion just to capture the tech giant's emissions from last year alone.

January 16, 2020

January 15, 2020

Trump Approves First Solar’s Mega-Farm in California Desert

The Trump administration on Wednesday will announce the authorization of a roughly 3,000-acre solar farm near Palm Springs, California, after developers scaled back its size to help avoid threatened desert tortoises and cultural artifacts. The plant is set to begin operation in 2022.

January 14, 2020

Climate Change Could Lead to More Injuries and Deaths

Climate change could harm people in previously unforeseen ways, a new study found. Injuries like drownings, falls, and assaults could kill up to an additional 2,135 people each year in the U.S. as climate change continues to cause unusual temperature swings, a new study published today says.

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