USA Needs To Protect Its Farmworkers From “Danger Season”

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 00:01:53 +0000

Farmworkers face many hazards while performing the labor that props up the $1.264 trillion US food and farm economy, yet a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found that federal agencies focused on agriculture and health invested an average of only $16.2 million dollars per year in farmworker health research projects between […]

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No New EU Money For Green Tech in Latest Budget Review

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 22:52:01 +0000

The EU’s response to the United States’ climate package has been labelled “weak” by Transport & Environment, and will not do enough to stop green manufacturing from moving abroad.

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Waste Methane 101: Driving Emissions Reductions From Landfills

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 18:45:27 +0000

Municipal solid waste landfills are the third largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States. Our municipal landfills emit an estimated 3.7 million metric tons of methane, or about 295 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMT CO2 e) on a 20-year time horizon. This is roughly equivalent to the annual emissions […]

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All-Electric Cars Offer A Wide Selection Of Ranges

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 21:15:04 +0000

For the 2022 model year, all-electric vehicles (EVs) classified as cars had EPA-estimated ranges from 100 to 520 miles. EVs that are categorized as sport utility vehicles (SUVs) fell into a narrower band of available ranges, from 180 to 350 miles. The span of electric pickup truck ranges is even narrower. There were so few […]

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Poor Air Quality Isn’t The Only Way Wildfires Affect Cities

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 10:31:23 +0000

Thousands of people in Quebec, Canada evacuated their homes this month due to raging wildfires. More than 400 miles away, New York City experienced its worst air quality in history, and briefly had the worst air quality of any city in the world. And New York wasn’t alone: As of June 7, 2023, more than […]

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Did You Know That Soil Health Affects Human Health?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 22:10:05 +0000

As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Package passed in 2022, Congress directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to investigate the links between human health and soil health, looking into how soil management practices that support healthy soils influence the nutritional content of foods and affect overall human health. In response, […]

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46% Of New Cars Sold In Netherlands Now Plugin Cars!

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2023 16:05:54 +0000

May saw an increase in plugin registrations to 15,115 units in the Netherlands, with the Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market reaching 46% last month. That’s mostly thanks to pure electrics (33% of new vehicle sales), which jumped 119% year over year (YoY). The overall market is also rising. It got up to 33,135 units, although […]

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Spain To Get +50% Of Electricity From Renewable Energy In 2023

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2023 00:15:11 +0000

Spain is on track to surpass the notable mark of 50% renewable electricity in 2023, according to a recent report from Rystad Energy. In other words, more than half of Spain’s electricity is expected to come from renewable energy sources this year. Spain is one of the five largest countries in Europe in terms of […]

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Europe’s Luxury Cruise Ships Emit As Much Toxic Sulphur As 1 Billion Cars — Study

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 07:24:57 +0000

Cruise ship pollution around ports higher than pre-pandemic levels, but air pollutants from cruise ships fell 80% in Venice following the city’s ban on large ships

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