$25M grant to plug orphaned oil and gas wells in Montana
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The inland taipan is the most venomous snake in the world. Its venom contains an enzyme that makes it spread faster throughout the body when bitten.
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"No water was harmed in the making of this video."
- Kansas City Star
This alligator did not want his time in the river to end.
- The Hill
Story at a glance Natural gas use contributes to air pollution and can threaten gains made in the fight against climate change. This week, California implemented a plan aimed at phasing out the use of natural gas heating appliances throughout the state by 2030. Environmentalists hope the step will lead to other states implementing similar…
- LA Times
Stanford researchers found that California will need a drastic increase in infrastructure to support daytime charging, which will make better use of solar energy.
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I own two energy stocks and both have big yields, solid businesses, and plans for the long-term energy future.
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IEA chief trashes Russia's plan to switch gas exports to Asia from Europe, saying it will take at least 10 years - 'You're not selling onions'
The Kremlin has "already lost the energy battle" against Europe, which is looking for alternative suppliers, said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.
Embattled World Bank head Malpass says he should have made it clear that he’s not ‘a climate-change denier’
A side-step around criticizing the oil and gas link to climate change prompted calls for David Malpass to step away from the World Bank.
Europe's energy crisis is already here, but these might still be the good days.
- The Conversation
Surging sales of large gasoline pickups and SUVs are undermining carbon reductions from electric cars
Pickup trucks for sale at a Michigan dealership. John DeCicco, CC BY-NDReplacing petroleum fuels with electricity is crucial for curbing climate change because it cuts carbon dioxide emissions from transportation – the largest source of U.S. global warming emissions and a growing source worldwide. Even including the impacts of generating electricity to run them, electric vehicles provide clear environmental benefits. Plug-in vehicles are making great progress, with their share of U.S. car and li
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Russia plans to slash 40% of its natural gas flows - with Europe already facing an energy crisis from its cuts
Senior European officials have accused Moscow of trying to stoke the continent's energy crisis by cutting gas flows.
- The Guardian
With water a precious commodity in California, residents are turning to native plants – saving money without sacrificing beauty
Spiralling energy costs have forced steel makers to cut output across Europe, threatening mass plant shutdowns some warn could be permanent in a sector that employs more than 300,000 and contributes tens of billions of euros to the region's economy. Even with four wind turbines and over 50,000 solar panels at its site in eastern Belgium, stainless steel maker Aperam has been forced to halt production as surging energy prices bite. The company is now paying for energy in a month what it used to pay in a year and has idled a facility that would normally be melting stainless steel scrap and converting it into giant slabs, employing about 300 workers.
- Miami Herald
It’s unclear how long the deer had been stuck.
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Because of this, Plug Power's stock was down by more than 15% as of Thursday evening, according to data compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. What's more, Loop's offering is cheaper than Plug Power's competing technology. As early stages tend to be volatile, investors can react strongly to positive or negative news that affects their stock.
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When the entire planet is connected with a single electrical grid, electricity produced where the sun is shining will be transmitted through that grid to where it is needed.
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Frustrated, anxious but also a tad hopeful, young activists staged a coordinated “global climate strike” Friday to highlight the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather. In New York, as leaders of developing disaster-struck nations pleaded their cases at the United Nations, more than a thousand protesters, many of them skipping school, marched through the streets to tell their leaders they were sick of inaction on climate. Protesters also took to the streets in Jakarta, Tokyo, Rome, Berlin and Montreal carrying banners and posters with slogans such as, “It’s not too late.”
General Motors is partnering with a Canadian battery recycler to produce new batteries from recovered battery materials, as it aims to scale EV production in North America amid supply shortages and rising costs. The partnership with Lithion will help GM build “a supply chain and recycling strategy that can grow with us,” Jeff Morrison, GM’s vice president of global purchasing and supply chain, said in a statement.
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President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution. Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, Michael Regan, the first Black man to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced he is dedicating a new senior level of leadership to the environmental justice movement they ignited. The Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights — comprised of more than 200 current staff members in 10 U.S. regions — will merge three existing EPA programs to oversee a portion of Democrats’ $60 billion investment in environmental justice initiatives created by the Inflation Reduction Act.
Countries on the front lines of the climate crisis are fed up. During the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations this week, low-lying island nation Vanuatu stepped up a fight to get the world to focus on combating global warming by calling for a fossil fuel nonproliferation treaty. "The time is up - action is required now," Vanuatu's President Nikenike Vurobaravu told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday.