Tag: technology

Norway’s electric car drive belies national reliance on fossil fuels

Two-thirds of sales at end of 2020 were battery electric vehicles despite dependence on oil and gas drilling Norway became the first country to sell more electric cars than petrol, hybrid and diesel engines put together last year, new data shows, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounting for two-thirds of sales in the final months […]

Facebook suspends environmental groups despite vow to fight misinformation

Facebook blames mistake in system for restrictions on groups including Greenpeace USA Facebook has suspended the accounts of several environmental organizations less than a week after launching an initiative it said would counter a tide of misinformation over climate science on the platform. Groups such as Greenpeace USA, Climate Hawks Vote and Rainforest Action Network […]

Hack-for-hire group targeted climate activists behind #ExxonKnew campaign

The hackers, dubbed ‘Dark Basin’, went after thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions, a report finds A global hack-for-hire group extensively targeted American activists campaigning against ExxonMobil for withholding information about the climate crisis, according to a new report.  The hackers, dubbed “Dark Basin”, went after thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions on […]

How should Jeff Bezos invest his $10bn Earth Fund?

Scientists propose best use of funds pledged by Amazon founder to fight climate crisis Amazon revenue to restore the Amazon rainforest? A political war chest in the US to counter the pernicious influence of big oil? Or research funding for “moonshot” technologies to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere? The world’s richest man is […]

Volkswagen to hit 1m electric cars milestone two years early

Carmaker says it expects to reach 1m by end of 2023 and 1.5m by end of 2025 Volkswagen has accelerated its push into electric cars, as company forecasts suggest the world’s largest carmaker will produce its millionth battery electric vehicle two years earlier than previously planned. The core Volkswagen brand will have turned out 1m […]

Wrong turn: why Australia’s vehicle emissions are rising

Transport emissions should be falling with better technology, but policy inertia has left Australian motorists – and the environment – worse off “An electric ute would be great,” Rhys Jones says from the driver’s seat of his ute while waiting out the front of the work site. “I don’t know how much it would cost […]

Richard Branson: ‘Aviation can be carbon neutral sooner than we realise’

The relentlessly upbeat entrepreneur believes efficiency and electricity could stop airlines worsening the climate crisis Life has been quite a trip for Sir Richard Branson so far, and this weekend will be no exception as he flies to the US from Tel Aviv via London with space rockets on his mind. He is heading to […]

Investors are betting billions on carbontech. Will it pay off?

investors are betting billions on carbontech will it pay off - Investors are betting billions on carbontech. Will it pay off?

Technologies that capture, reuse, or lock away carbon dioxide have long seemed more like science fiction than viable ventures: Buildings that trap waste gases in their concrete bricks. Meatless burgers and fruits and vegetables enriched with captured carbon. But as more pilot tests begin, and amid growing urgency to take action on climate change, investors […]

Democrat calls on Google to stop funding climate crisis deniers

Kathy Castor’s letter to Sundar Pichai says it’s hard to ‘overstate the detrimental impact’ groups have had on the climate debate A Democratic lawmaker has called on Google CEO Sundar Pichai to stop investing in organizations that deny the existence of the climate crisis, saying it was hard to overstate how detrimental the impact of […]

Researchers mapped L.A.’s emissions with incredible detail. Is your city next?

researchers mapped l a s emissions with incredible detail is your city next - Researchers mapped L.A.’s emissions with incredible detail. Is your city next?

This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Hovering above the iconic Hollywood sign is Southern California’s other icon: smog. After decades of gains fighting the menace, L.A. is now losing ground, clocking a 10 percent rise in deaths from ozone pollution between 2010 and […]