Tag: environment

‘Green’ buying on Black Friday: Try these climate-friendly perfumes, high-end coffee makers — and reusable gift wrapping

A “green” Black Friday isn’t just about deals and profits. Earth-friendlier shopping may only make a small dent in consumerism, but it’s a lasting trend that grows each holiday season, especially as younger generations grow up. Smart retailers know a hook when they see one, and the “green” deals on offer this Black Friday, Small […]

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UK suspends flights to six African countries as new Covid variant raises alarms

Britain’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid speaks during a press conference at Downing Street on October 20, 2021 in London, England. Toby Melville | WPA Pool | Getty Images News The United Kingdom is temporarily suspending flights from six countries as a new Covid variant with more than 30 mutations spreads in South Africa. Sajid Javid, […]

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Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety

Sarah Lowe is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences at Yale School of Public Health. Photo courtesy Jeffrey R. Moran Climate change is changing how human beings live on the earth as floods, wildfires and extreme weather change the land and destroy property. Living with climate change […]

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GM takes a stake in electric boating start-up Pure Watercraft

General Motors, which has billed itself as “all in on electrification” this year, has acquired a 25% stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle start-up that makes electric outboard motors for boats, the companies told CNBC. Pure Watercraft systems use lithium ion batteries to replace 40- to 50-horsepower outboard motors that burn gas or diesel. Traditional […]

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U.S. holds historic oil and gas lease sale in Gulf of Mexico days after climate summit

An oil and gas drilling platform stands offshore as waves churned from Tropical Storm Karen come ashore in Dauphin Island, Alabama, October 5, 2013. Steve Nesius | Reuters The Biden administration on Wednesday is opening more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to auction for oil and gas drilling, a record offshore […]

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COP26 is a ‘wake-up call’ and the industry needs to face reality, says OPEC’s Barkindo

The secretary general of oil producer group OPEC has said the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was “definitely a wake-up call.” Speaking to CNBC at the ADIPEC energy industry forum in Abu Dhabi, Mohammad Barkindo was asked if the deal eventually reached in Glasgow — which included a late compromise on language related to coal […]

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UN climate talks drift into overtime in push to save 1.5 Celsius goal

A delegate looks at a screen during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 8, 2021. Yves Herman | Reuters Two weeks of U.N. COP26 climate talks in Glasgow blew past a deadline on Friday as the conference president called on countries to make a final push to secure commitments that […]

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Did the climate summit leave you anxious? You’re not alone — here are the most-Googled questions during COP26

There may be more questions than answers when it feels like the fate of the world lies in the hands of a powerful few. Analysis of Google data reveals that online searches for the term “climate anxiety” worldwide exploded by some 900% in recent days compared with this time last year. The jump is expected as news […]

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