COP26 slams China’s soft stance on coal reduction, Beijing fires back

China 11/15/21, 15:48

A climate change leader condemned Communist China's weak environmental commitment on Nov. 13. COP26 summit president Alok Sharma criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for taking a softer stance on reducing coal consumption. However, Beijing has pushed back. Once United Nations climate talks ended with a deal targeting fossil fuels for the ...

NASA footage shows record ozone hole expansion

Space 11/14/21, 15:34

A gap in the ozone layer significantly expanded, the nation's civilian space agency said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed the layer protecting Earth from harmful solar radiation severely depleted on Oct.29. The ozone hole above Antarctica is the biggest it has ever been at 9.6 million square miles (24.8 ...

US Climate Envoy John Kerry promises no coal by 2030

D.C. 11/12/21, 02:12

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry was confident the U.S. would eliminate coal use in just nine years, he said in an interview at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow Tuesday, Nov. 9. "By 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal," he said, according to Bloomberg. "We will not have ...

Pentagon calls China and climate change top threats to US security

Washington 11/11/21, 16:37

The Defense Department said on Wednesday, Nov. 10, that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and climate change have the same priority in national security threats that the United States must resolve. "I think we get paid to examine all threats to our national security," the department's press secretary John Kirby said in a ...

COP26: UK and India to connect power grids for green energy development

United Kingdom 11/04/21, 19:58

England and India introduced an interconnected solar grid agreement at the COP26 climate summit Tuesday, Nov. 2. Dubbed the Green Grids Initiative—One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG), the plan aims to boost faster transition to greener energy, according to Reuters. Endorsed by more than 80 nations worldwide, the linked grids are ...

Textile firm boycotts Facebook advertising due to low moral values

California 11/01/21, 16:56

A Californian outdoor clothing company canceled all paid advertising on one social media platform for putting "profits over people." Ventura-headquartered Patagonia boycotted all paid Facebook ads because the internet company allegedly spreads "hate speech" and "misinformation" about U.S. democracy and climate change theory. "Internal Facebook documents released over the last few weeks ...

DC Comics announces next Superman star will be bisexual

U.S. 10/12/21, 14:46

DC Comics's timeless superhero Superman will have a romantic affair with another young man in the new 'Superman: The Son of Kal-El' television series. "The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity," series creator Tom Taylor said according to The Hill. "[A] new ...

Bill Gates lobbies for passage of infrastructure bill by offering billion-dollar sum

U.S. 08/14/21, 17:36

Multibillionaire tycoon Bill Gates has offered to contribute an additional $1.5 billion if House lawmakers join Democrats in passing the infrastructure bill, CNBC reported. Bill Gates' investment fund will commit that billion-dollar figure to support climate projects—in conjunction with the federal government—for example, aimed at developing technologies that reduce carbon emissions. A ...

Ancient city in China hit by massive sandstorm

China 07/27/21, 03:35

On Sunday, July 25, just after 3 pm local time, a massive sandstorm approached a historic city in China's northwestern region, devouring its buildings and covering everything in dust. According to the regional meteorological department, a sandstorm of more than 100-meter height has swept across Dunhuang City in China's Gansu Province, ...

Greenland stopped oil exploration citing cost and climate concerns

Enviroment 07/17/21, 18:58

Greenland's government has decided to stop all oil exploration off the world's largest island, describing the decision as "a natural step" since the Arctic government "takes the climate crisis seriously."“The Greenlandic government believes that the price of oil extraction is too high. This is based upon economic calculations, but considerations ...

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