Tag: Climate Desk

New taxes on flights could provide poor countries money to fight climate change

new taxes on flights could provide poor countries money to fight climate change - New taxes on flights could provide poor countries money to fight climate change

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Taxes on international transport could provide new flows of finance to developing countries to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of climate breakdown, a group of climate finance experts have said. […]

US rejoins Paris accord with warning: This year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’

us rejoins paris accord with warning this years talks are last best hope - US rejoins Paris accord with warning: This year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The U.S. has marked its return to the Paris Agreement by urging countries to do more to confront the climate crisis, with America’s climate envoy, John Kerry, warning that international talks this year are the “last, […]

In a refinery’s ashes, hope for an end to decades of pollution

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This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. From the Passyunk Avenue Bridge in South Philadelphia, the view to the southeast is dominated by a massive oil refinery that once produced more petroleum products than any other on the U.S. East Coast. But […]

Ikea’s ambitious plan to make its cheap furniture last forever

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Ikea store in Queens, New York, which opened on January 14, marked a decided departure for the iconic home furnishings brand. Located in the Rego Park Shopping Center, the 11,500-square-foot open layout — a new, smaller […]

Canada will be Biden’s ally in tackling the climate crisis

canada will be bidens ally in tackling the climate crisis - Canada will be Biden’s ally in tackling the climate crisis

Jonathan Wilkinson is Canada’s minister of environment and climate change. This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. U.S. President Joe Biden’s first week in office has offered a welcome dose of climate optimism. Not only did Biden win a mandate with climate […]

Electric car batteries with 5-minute charging times produced

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This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a factory for the first time, marking a significant step towards electric cars becoming as fast to charge as filling up petrol or diesel […]

More than 50 countries commit to protecting 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

more than 50 countries commit to protecting 30 of earths land and oceans - More than 50 countries commit to protecting 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A coalition of more than 50 countries has committed to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030 to halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife. The High Ambition Coalition […]

Global heating could stabilize if countries go net-zero emissions, scientists say

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This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-heating emissions means global temperatures could stabilize within just a couple of decades, scientists say. For many years it was assumed that further global heating […]

‘I’ll be fierce for all of us’: Deb Haaland on climate, Native rights, and Biden

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This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Debra Haaland is making American history. The 60-year-old Congress member from New Mexico will next month become the first Native American cabinet secretary in U.S. history, when she takes responsibility for the country’s land and natural […]

A wetter and warmer Alaska means dangerously slippery slopes

a wetter and warmer alaska means dangerously slippery slopes - A wetter and warmer Alaska means dangerously slippery slopes

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. An hour before sundown on December 2, Lilly Ford and her family heard a “strange, low rumble” outside of her home in Haines, Alaska. It lasted about a minute as a 600-foot-wide slurry of timber, […]