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Amid pushback, the EPA is reportedly considering a delay of its proposed emissions regulations that aim to speed up the EV transition.

Feb 23, 2024

EPA mulls EV transition delay amid pushback from lawmakers, automakers

A bipartisan rally in Ohio on Thursday, Feb. 22, highlighted growing opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed emissions standards. These regulations aim to mandate that two-thirds of new vehicles sold in the U.S. be electric by 2032. However, the rules have drawn criticism from lawmakers and autoworkers who argue that the timeline is…

After record high water temperatures, many coral colonies died, so NOAA researchers are working on coral conservation and protection.

Feb 22, 2024

NOAA reports Florida Key coral deaths after marine heat wave

February is on track to become the ninth month in a row with record-breaking temperatures, creating concerns for the health of the planet. In the Florida Keys, rising marine temperatures have been bleaching coral reefs. High temperatures in summer 2023 caused so much damage that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) added three more…

Mass global adoption of electric vehicles may not be sufficient to reach net-zero emissions and hit 2050 climate goals.

Feb 22, 2024

How would mass EV adoption impact the environment? And is it feasible?

In the pursuit of climate goals, transitioning from gas-powered automobiles to electric vehicles (EVs) has emerged as a key strategy. But a closer examination reveals complexities surrounding the environmental benefits and feasibility of mass EV adoption. “Even if millions of people buy battery-electric vehicles, automakers could still fall short of hitting goals set under the…

Farmers blocked some lanes of traffic in downtown Prague as they protested rising prices and government regulations on Monday, Feb. 19.

Feb 19, 2024

Tractors take over downtown Prague as farmer protests continue in Europe

Farmers in tractors took to the streets of downtown Prague on Monday, Feb. 19, to protest rising energy prices and stringent climate change regulations. Hundreds of Czech farmers drove their tractors into town, blocking some lanes of traffic in the process. One farmer who talked to Reuters said he came out to signal his disapproval…

Two climate activists were arrested for defacing the U.S. Constitution display at the National Archives as they called for climate action.

Feb 16, 2024

Climate protest closes National Archives’ Constitution display for third day

The National Archives Museum, the keeper of America’s many valued historical documents, has been closed for three consecutive day following a protest by two climate activists. The activists, identified as Donald Zepeda and Jackson Green, targeted the U.S. Constitution display with pink powder, leading to charges of defacing and destroying federal property. On Feb. 14,…

In India, protesters have been clashing with officials as tens of thousands of farmers try to make their way to the capital, New Delhi.

Feb 16, 2024

Authorities use tear gas against farmers protesting in India

Tractors have flooded the streets across Europe as farmers continue to protest over a grocery list of complaints, including high production costs. With some protests beginning as early as the spring of 2023 in Europe, more tractors in more countries are trading fields for pavement. In India, protesters are clashing with officials as tens of…

Farmers in France formed a blockade on some of the country's major roadways as part of a protest against government climate policies.

Jan 30, 2024

French farmers block major roadways over gov’t climate change policies

Protests outside Paris continued on Monday, Jan. 29, as farmers demanding lower fuel prices, higher wages, and fewer regulations brought in heavy farm equipment to block major roadways. Combines, tractors, and other large vehicles could be seen rolling into position in protest of government policies farmers say threaten their livelihoods. European leaders contend that the…

Climate activists targeted the Mona Lisa hurling soup at the world famous painting, hoping to get their message heard.

Jan 29, 2024

Climate activists throw soup at ‘Mona Lisa’

Climate activists targeted the “Mona Lisa” with soup, hoping to get their message heard. Videos recorded at the Louvre Museum in Paris on Sunday, Jan. 28, show two protesters hurling the liquid at the famous painting, splashing the armored glass that has protected the piece of art since 2005. Paris police took the two women…

President Joe Biden vows America will respond after three U.S. service members were killed in a drone attack in Jordan on Sunday, Jan. 28.

Jan 29, 2024

Biden: US will respond after 3 troops killed by Iran-backed militia in Jordan: The Morning Rundown, Jan. 29, 2024

President Biden said the U.S. will respond after three troops are killed in an attack in Jordan. And climate activists target one of the most famous paintings in the world. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. Biden says U.S. will respond after 3 troops killed in Jordan President…

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists set the doomsday clock to 90 seconds to midnight for the second year in a row.

Jan 24, 2024

Doomsday Clock set at 90 seconds to midnight for 2nd year

The apocalypse is nearing, at least according to atomic scientists and their Doomsday Clock. On Tuesday, Jan. 23,  the science-oriented nonprofit organization, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, set the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight for the second year. This is the closest to the hour of midnight the clock has ever been in…

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