Climate change

Report details Google’s donations to climate change deniers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google makes “substantial” political contributions to organizations and individuals that deny climate change, according to a new report from The Guardian. One such group is the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which was The Guardian says was instrumental in convincing the Trump administration to abandon the Paris climate agreement. […]

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Microsoft announces plan to make the Xbox carbon neutral

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Microsoft has joined other major tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Sony in laying out some new commitments to mitigate climate change. One of the more eye-catching measures it detailed was a pilot project to make 825,000 Xbox consoles carbon neutral. It says those’ll be the first […]

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‘This is my generation’s future’

North Bay Nugget Chloe Cook, left, and Sothera Medwayosh carry a banner at the head of the Rally for Climate Action, Friday, in North Bay. About 80 people took part in the march from the North Bay Museum to North Bay City Hall. PJ Wilson/The Nugget Chloe Cook looks on Greta Thunberg as a hero. […]

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22 states join California to sue the Trump admin over emissions standards

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Pawel_Czaja via Getty Images A group of 22 states have joined California in suing the Trump administration, which revoked that state’s right to set its own emissions standards. On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a plan for national vehicle emissions rules. The One […]

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Microsoft employees protest climate change “complicity” in open letter

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Employees at Microsoft have published a new letter that calls on the company to stop working with oil companies. “Microsoft makes millions of dollars in profits by helping fossil fuel companies extract more oil,” states the letter, referencing a partnership the company announced on Tuesday with Chevron and […]

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Amazon plans to hit Paris climate change goals 10 years early

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeff Bezos has announced Amazon will sign up to a climate pledge with the aim of meeting the United Nations Paris Agreement climate goals 10 years early. He said Amazon will hit emission reduction targets by 2040, report its emissions regularly and implement decarbonization strategies. The company will […]

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New models show that the earth is warming faster than first thought

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links DisobeyArt via Getty Images Scientists have made no secret of the extreme challenges posed by climate change, with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) repeatedly stressing the importance of keeping global warming below two degrees. But now it seems the situation is much more serious than previously understood, with […]

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Researchers are using drones to study the Amazon rainforest’s health

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jianhuai Ye/ Harvard SEAS Researchers from Harvard University are using drones to better understand the Amazon rainforest. With drone-based sensors, the researchers hope to determine the unique “fingerprint” of different rainforest ecosystems. That could help them monitor the health of the forest and understand how it’s responding to climate change, […]

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Sudbury letters: The reality of climate change; build university here

Sudbury Star Ignore those who ignore the reality of climate change Once again, Steve May has written a thoughtful column (‘May: Sea levels are rising — and so are the youth of the world,’ Sept. 8). It’s embarrassing to think that a man who is in charge of a ‘sort of’ national party would verbally […]

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Column: Sudbury lakes can serve as cooling stations during heat waves

Sudbury Star We must, however, take steps to protect our lakes When city councillors declared a climate emergency for Sudbury on May 29, 2019, the two clear threats of climate change were increased flooding and the impact of heat stress on vulnerable community members. Flooding was, unfortunately, something we had already experienced, with significant property […]

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