Yet more research shows EVs are better for the environment — even if fueled by coal generated electricity
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Yet more research shows EVs are better for the environment — even if fueled by coal generated electricity

Even though electric vehicles (EVs) produce no emissions as they’re driven, many detractors argue that they’re not as environmentally sound as they seem if they’re charged using electricity generated by burning fossil fuels. But new research shows that isn’t always the case. According to an article published in the journal Nature Sustainability, a group of…

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Trump agencies push forward on rollbacks as pandemic rages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is steadily pushing major public health and environmental rollbacks toward enactment, rejecting appeals that it slow its deregulatory drive while Americans grapple with the pandemic.As Americans stockpiled food and medicine and retreated indoors and businesses shuttered in hopes of riding out COVID-19, federal agencies in recent days moved forward…

Beyond your doorstep: What you buy and where you live shapes land-use footprint
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Beyond your doorstep: What you buy and where you live shapes land-use footprint

Princeton researchers developed a tool for examining consumption-based land footprints and found that when direct land-use such as housing is combined with indirect land-use through the consumption of goods and services, each of our imprints on the land could be significantly higher than most people are aware. They identified five individual actions (at left) that…

Democrats, greens seek climate mandates on aid to struggling airline, cruise industries
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Democrats, greens seek climate mandates on aid to struggling airline, cruise industries

Senate Democrats and environmentalists want to tack climate-change mandates onto proposed federal aid to major airlines and cruise lines reeling from the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the House and Senate leadership, eight Senate Democrats said that any financial assistance to the travel industry “should be paired with requirements that companies act in a…

What the hell is Tom Steyer doing?
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What the hell is Tom Steyer doing?

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Democrats begin to lose patience with the size of their 2020 presidential primary field, one candidate could be poised to seize attention with an unexpected finish Saturday.Tom Steyer, the California activist billionaire who has largely been a nonfactor in the primary campaign so far, is on track to finish in the…