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Millions of people breathe dangerous air as smoke from Canadian wildfires billows south over the United States

NEW YORK (AP) Smoke from Canadian wildfires has poured into the East Coast and Midwest of the United States Wednesday, blanketing both nations’ capitals in an unhealthy haze, grounding flights at major airports, postponing Major League Baseball games and prompting people to dig up the face masks of the pandemic era. Canadian officials have asked… Read More »

The oceans are under threat. What it means for investors.

The world’s oceans are under threat, risking trillions of dollars in revenue, warns a new report. But the dire situation is also an opportunity to invest in ocean climate solutions, such as offshore wind energy. The study, by Citi Global Perspectives and Solutions (GPS), found that $4.3 trillion in revenue could be at risk today… Read More »

This company wants to mine the ocean floor for EV metals. It’s good for the environment.

As the demand for cars has increased over the decades, people have exploited the tar sands, shale deposits and the ocean floor to meet the growing need for gasoline. Now that the demand for electric vehicles is growing, people are thinking about exploiting the oceans for the metals used to power battery-powered cars. It’s not… Read More »

Brazilian Lula outlines plan to halt Amazon deforestation and make country a ‘global benchmark’ on climate

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva on Monday unveiled a plan to end illegal deforestation in the Amazon, a major campaign pledge that is a key step in addressing the country’s significant carbon emissions from the region. This strategy, which is expected to be implemented over four years, provides a roadmap… Read More »

The amount of warming triggering carbon dioxide in the air reaches a new peak, growing at a near-record pace

The cause of global warming it shows no signs of slowing down as heat-trapping carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere rose to record highs in its annual spring peak, leaping at one of the fastest rates on record, officials announced Monday. Carbon dioxide levels in the air are now at their highest in over 4 million… Read More »

UN climate chief calls phasing out fossil fuels key to curbing warming, but may not be on talks agenda

The world needs to phase out fossil fuels if it is to curb global warmingthe UN climate chief said in an interview with the Associated Press. But he said the idea may not enter the agenda of decisive international climate negotiations this fall, stumbled upon an oil haven. A phase-out of heat-trapping fossil fuels is… Read More »