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Janet Yellen and green infrastructure spending overseas

Janet Yellen and green infrastructure spending overseas During her first travels overseas since being sworn into office, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for spending on sustainable infrastructure to help combat climate change. And she wants the private sector to get in on the action. Janet Louise Yellen, born August 13,…

Young climate change activists Luisa Neubauer and Ernest Gibson join Prince William’s Earthshot Prize

Two young climate change activists have joined the Earthshot Prize judging panel, Prince William has announced. Luisa Neubauer and Ernest Gibson have been described by the Prince as bringing “much needed youthfulness and expertise and activism” to the panel. The Earthshot Prize is a competition that aims to help solve…

U.S. cities hire specialists to counter climate change as impacts worsen

Tucson hired a forester. Miami named a heat officer. And Los Angeles appointed a climate emergency mobilization director. Across the United States, cities have launched new programs focused on dealing with extreme weather, reflecting the growing impacts of climate change on local communities, according to experts. Since 2019 at least…

“Australia’s Greta Thunberg” steps up climate change activism

Reuters Leading thousands of protest marchers through central Sydney and joining a landmark class action lawsuit aren’t the usual activities for most 14-year-olds. But Australian student Izzy Raj-Seppings has abandoned more frivolous extracurricular activities in favour of stepping up pressure on the country’s leadership to battle climate change. Raj-Seppings has…

China to tighten environmental approval for polluting projects

China plans to strengthen controls in industries such as steel and aluminium which involve high energy use and produce high emissions, in an effort to promote low-carbon developments, the environment ministry said on Monday. After several decades of breakneck industrial expansion China has now vowed to start cutting carbon emissions…

Medics march to WHO headquarters in climate campaign

May 29th, 2021, Medics concerned about the effects on public health of environmental degradation marched on the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva on Saturday, demanding health authorities make climate change and biodiversity loss their top priorities. White-clad activists from the group Doctors For Extinction Rebellion marched from Geneva’s Place…

Three Exxon refineries top the list of U.S. polluters

Exxon Mobil’s U.S. oil refineries pump out far more lung-damaging soot than similarly sized facilities operated by rivals, according to regulatory documents and a Reuters analysis of pollution test results. The Texas-based firm’s three largest refineries – two in Texas and one in Louisiana – are the nation’s top three…

New coral reef restoration technology aims to reverse climate change damage

Marine scientist Deborah Brosnan remembers “feeling like a visitor at an amazing party” on her diving trips to a bay near the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy where she swam above coral reefs with nurse sharks, sea turtles and countless colorful fish. But on a return trip after Hurricane Irma…

Biden administration backs Alaska oil drilling project approved under Trump

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration defended on Wednesday a proposed ConocoPhillips (COP.N) oil development in Alaska, backing the drilling project which was approved under the administration of former President Donald Trump. “A Wednesday filing by the U.S. Department of Justice continues to defend a 2020 Record of Decision for the…