Yearly Oil Demand Is Now Projected to Drop for the First Time in a Decade Due to COVID-19
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Yearly Oil Demand Is Now Projected to Drop for the First Time in a Decade Due to COVID-19

Shit got real Monday, March 9, when trading stopped on Wall Street due to crashing oil prices.Image: GettyThe worsening global crisis wrought by COVID-19 is leading to canceled international negotiations and wasteful “ghost” flights. And now it’s projected to lead to the first drop in oil demand in more than a decade.The International Energy Agency’s…

Old Air Conditioners and Refrigerators Are Keeping Us From Healing the Ozone Hole
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Old Air Conditioners and Refrigerators Are Keeping Us From Healing the Ozone Hole

A man rips an air conditioner unit during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Sept. 2019. (AP Photo/Edris Fortune)Photo: APIn the 1930s, manufacturers began using chlorofluorocarbons—greenhouse gases made up of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine—as refrigerants for air conditioners, aerosol sprays, refrigerators, freezers, and more. The problem is, those chemicals depleted the ozone layer of the…

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby
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Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby

SYDNEY (Reuters) – As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country’s powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies. FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of…