Tag: Environmental News

‘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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Texas and Midwest at risk of winter blackouts if another deep freeze hits, watchdog warns

Power grids stretching from Texas to the Midwest are at risk of shutting down if a prolonged deep freeze hits this winter, regulators warned Thursday. The main Texas grid, which is unique in its state-run, and not regional, format, could see a power shortfall of 37% in extreme conditions, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) said […]

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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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‘I’d rather be a billionaire and not be loved by everybody’: Charlie Munger shrugs off controversy over $200M donation for nearly windowless dorm

Billionaire Charlie Munger says he’s unfazed by criticism of a University of California, Santa Barbara, residence hall partially funded by his $200 million donation and stands by his vision for the project — where 94% of the student rooms won’t have windows. “I think the building will be a huge success,” Munger told MarketWatch. “If […]

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Jeff Bezos pledges $1 billion toward preserving 30% of Earth’s land and sea

Jeff Bezos on Monday pledged to give $1 billion to global conservation efforts, as part of a $10 billion effort to battle climate change. In a statement, the Bezos Earth Fund said the $1 billion will play a key role in carrying out the “30×30” commitment — protecting 30% of the planet’s land and sea […]

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