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Missed this story back in July but worth a read re: dark-money campaigns to bail out nuclear and move money away from wind and solar, even though nuclear is a dying industry in the US. Other coverage of Ohio's HB6 bill: ...Read More
Dairy is a complicated industry this move is incredibly progressive. Wisconsin-based organic brand says they're now the largest food company in the world to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy. Organic Valley has committed to buying renewable energy credits (RECs) from the projects for the next 25 years, along with California-based organic soap company Dr. Bronner’s and the City ...Read More
To save the internet and ourselves, we’ll need to harden and relocate the infrastructure we’ve built, find cleaner ways to power the web, and reimagine how we interact with the digital world.
President Donald Trump’s idea to buy Greenland may be fantasy, but the US has staked an interest in the island’s resources — in particular, its rare earth minerals. The US recently signed a memorandum to co-operate with the autonomous territory on rare earth mining in order to promote investment in China dominates the global production of these rare earths, a group of 17 metals difficult to commercialise but critical to high-tech applications, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and military technology. More than 70 per cent are mined, and an even higher percentage processed, in China. ...Read More
Last month 80 civil society organisations and academics published an open letter to the EIB calling on the bank to end its fossil fuel financing, which topped €2.4bn in 2018. Now, the EU’s lending arm has drafted plans which propose cutting support for energy infrastructure projects which rely on oil, ...Read More
There are a number of efforts in the US to thwart renewable efforts, mostly those who make millions off fossil fuels. Trump placed tariffs on foreign solar panels while creating incentives for coal companiies.
"It’s no coincidence that US military emissions tend to be overlooked in climate change studies. It’s very difficult to get consistent data from the Pentagon and across US government departments. In fact, the United States insisted on an exemption for reporting military emissions in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. This loophole "Our study shows that action on climate change demands shuttering vast sections of the military machine. There are few activities on Earth as environmentally catastrophic as waging war. Significant reductions to the Pentagon’s budget and shrinking its capacity to wage war would cause a huge drop in demand from the ...Read More
"Western industries have deliberately offshored the production of rare metals and its associated pollution, only to bring these metals back onshore once cleansed of all impurities to incorporate them into intangible ‘green’ technologies [creating a] division of labour, between those who sacrifice their health and environment to supply components and ...Read More
This is a project called Nukmap created by a historian of nuclear weapons. The NUKEMAP is aimed at helping people visualize nuclear weapons on terms they can make sense of — helping them to get a sense of the scale of the bombs and their effects. You can basically drop ...Read More
"A founder of modern geometric analysis who produced “some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in the last 40 years,” Uhlenbeck is the first woman to be"