Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar Introduce Bill to Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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In reality, of course, the nation directly subsidizes the deadly oil, gas, and coal industries with billions of dollars—estimates range anywhere from $10 billion to $52 billion annually—in tax breaks, bailouts, and other financial privileges.
 

Researchers Created the Whitest White Paint Ever

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In creating the whitest paint ever, which researchers say reflects up to 98.1% of light, the Purdue researchers are outdoing their own record, set just last fall, when they developed a paint that reflects 95.5% of sunlight.
 

Humans Have Destroyed 97% Of Earth's Ecosystems

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Only 3% of land on Earth still qualifies as “ecologically intact,” with undisturbed habitats and healthy populations of its original animal species, grim new research shows.
 

The U.S. Is Closer to a Zero-Carbon Grid Than It Seems

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But a new report shows that when it comes to the energy grid, things are actually in better shape than researchers thought they’d be by this point.
 

Biden Is Following in Trump’s Footsteps When It Comes to Climate Lawsuits

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Since taking office, President Biden has positioned himself as the antidote to Trump on climate, passing sweeping executive orders reversing the previous administration’s actions, and launching aggressive infrastructure projects meant to bring the country into a low-carbon future.
 

France Is on the Brink of Banning Domestic Short-Haul Flights

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The French national assembly advanced legislation on Saturday that would ban all short-distance domestic flights that could be replaced by an existing train route that takes less than two and a half hours.
 

Americans Are Already Deciding Where to Move Based on Climate Change

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Polling and analysis released last week by real estate site Redfin found that a surprisingly high number of Americans weighed climate risks into their decisions about whether to move or not.
 

An Alaskan Glacier Has Started Moving Really, Really Fast

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Last month, a pilot flying over Denali—a park home to the tallest mountain in the U.S.—spotted unusual topography around Muldrow Glacier and took photos of the uneven landscape to send to a geologist friend.
 

Big Oil Fed State Educators Stats Used to Push Back on Biden’s Climate Goals

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New emails appear to show that some elected officials in charge of public schools may have been helped in attacking the Biden administration’s recent decision to pause oil and gas leasing on federal land by powerful oil industry lobbying groups.
 

First-Ever Observations From Under Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Are Bad News

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There’s no Antarctic glacier whose fate is more consequential for our future than the Thwaites Glacier, and new research shows that things aren’t looking good for it.
 

California Could Require Uber and Lyft to Go Electric by 2030

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The state’s clean air agency is poised to mandate that nearly all vehicles used by drivers working for ridesharing companies be electric by 2030.
 

Shell Is Back, Baby :(

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Well, sorry to ruin things slightly, but oil companies are also starting to recover from the pandemic after it sparked a historic drop in fuel demand and crushed their profit margins.
 

Bolsonaro Oversaw a Connecticut-Sized Chunk of Deforestation in the Amazon Last Year

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Last year was a bad one around the world—but especially, it seems, in the Amazon rainforest. 

Methane Has Never Risen This Fast in the Atmosphere

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There’s more methane in the atmosphere than any other time since record-keeping began—and levels really spiked last year, even though we were all inside for most of the time.

The Midwest’s Active Fire Season Is a Warning

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Right now, wildfires are burning across the Midwest in a major spring burn.
 

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