Climate change

Toomey tells SEC chief to be ‘on notice’ that Supreme Court may overrule new climate rule

Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee took aim at Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler’s plan to implement a new rule requiring disclosure of climate change risks during a hearing Thursday. The SEC voted in March to propose a new rule requiring public companies to report risks related to climate change and their own …

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Boohoo backlash was ‘exactly what I was hoping for’

Kourtney Kardashian isn’t backing down. The reality star, 43, was slammed last week after fast fashion giant Boohoo announced it had recruited her as “the brand’s newest ambassador with a focus on sustainability,” and that she’d be creating two collections with an eco-friendly angle. Social media users were incensed to see a member of the …

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Antarctica ‘Doomsday glacier’ hanging on ‘by its fingernails’

Thwaites Glacier — otherwise known as the “Doomsday glacier,” due to the fact it could raise the sea level by several feet — is allegedly hanging on “by its fingernails.” Scientists discovered that the glacier’s underwater base has been eroding due to the increase in the Earth’s temperature, according to a study published in Nature …

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Greenland ice melt will raise sea levels by nearly a foot

The Greenland Ice Sheet is on course to lose hundreds of trillions metric tons of ice and contribute close to a foot in average global sea level rise through 2100, regardless of the magnitude of greenhouse gas emissions cuts during the period, glaciologists found in a new study published Monday. Why it matters: The study …

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Artificially Inducing Phytoplankton Blooms Could Lower Carbon Dioxide Levels and Fight Climate Change

The main conversation around climate change primarily focuses on one thing: how much carbon is in the air—and by extension, how to reduce it. However, what is less talked about but may become incredibly important is how much carbon is in our oceans. There is 50 times more carbon in the ocean than the atmosphere. …

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Personal behavior — even Taylor Swift’s — is a minor part of climate change

Celebrities would be doing the Earth a favor if they cut back on private jets, but combating global warming will require bigger systemic changes, not just better personal behavior. Driving the news: A recent report from Yard, a UK marketing firm, found that Taylor Swift’s flying clothes put her atop the list of celebrity emissions …

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Striking Graphs That Show Humanity’s Domination of the Earth

The numbers don’t lie: Humans are ruining this planet. Atmospheric carbon levels and ocean temperatures are going up. Arctic sea ice and biodiversity levels are going down—and no, the skyrocketing number of chickens doesn’t count toward biodiversity. To understand and tackle those problems, scientists and policymakers need data—precise figures that show how Homo sapiens has …

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Striking Graphs That Show Humanity’s Domination of the Earth

The numbers don’t lie: Humans are ruining this planet. Atmospheric carbon levels and ocean temperatures are going up. Arctic sea ice and biodiversity levels are going down—and no, the skyrocketing number of chickens doesn’t count toward biodiversity. To understand and tackle those problems, scientists and policymakers need data—precise figures that show how Homo sapiens has …

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West Virginia won’t work with major banks that pledged to fight climate change

West Virginia said Thursday that it would no longer do business with five financial institutions over their pledges to fight climate change by reducing financing for fossil fuel projects. Why it matters: It’s the first time a state has severed financial ties with major financial institutions over their policies to reduce the emissions of planet-warming …

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Saudi crown prince touts vertical living in zero-carbon city

The zero-carbon city that Saudi Arabia plans to build at NEOM will vertically layer homes, offices, public parks and schools within a mirrored facade stretching over 150 miles, the crown prince said on Monday in remarks carried by state media. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman first unveiled plans for “The Line” in January 2021, the …

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