Majority of People on Earth Feeling Climate Impacts

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer According to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change, at least 85% of the global population feels the impacts of human-induced climate change. The study evaluated more than 100,000 studies of events that could be linked to climate change, like crop failures, alongside temperature and precipitation changes […] The post Majority of People on Earth Feeling Climate Impacts appeared first on Our Daily Planet.

West Virginia Wind Power Project to Get Upgrade

The Laurel Mountain Wind Project in Barbour and Randolph counties will be upgraded by 25% in the near future. The Project now involves 61 wind turbines and produces 98 megawatts of electricity. AES, the Project's operator, announced…

Now You’re Cooking Without Gas

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Gas is the largest energy source in the US. Gas stoves aren’t the largest consumer of natural gas in any home, but they’ve become “a focal point in the fight over whether gas should even exist” as an energy source in people’s residences. Burning gas, especially without ventilation like […] The post Now You’re Cooking Without Gas appeared first on Our Daily Planet.

White House Moves to Reverse Trump Assault on the National Environmental Policy Act

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor On Wednesday, the White House took first steps to reverse a Trump-era assault on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The new rules will restore the Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) obligation to take climate change and carbon emissions into account for major projects. Officials say the Biden meassure […] The post White House Moves to Reverse Trump Assault on the National Environmental Policy Act appeared first on Our Daily Planet.

Large Solar Array Installed at Huntington Nonprofit

On September 29, Huntington city officials and representatives from Coalfield Development flipped the switch on a 294-panel solar array on the nonprofit's building in Huntington.  Coalfield Development trains coal miners to transition to renewable…

Watchdog Group Links Companies to Anti-Climate Action Groups Despite Net-Zero Pledges

By Alex Bowman, ODP Contributing Writer New analysis from watchdog Accountable.US shows that Apple, Disney, Microsoft, and Amazon are backing business groups opposing landmark climate legislation, calling the sincerity of their climate and emissions into question. These corporate lobbying groups and organizations are mobilizing to oppose the Democrat-proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, which contains […] The post Watchdog Group Links Companies to Anti-Climate Action Groups Despite Net-Zero Pledges appeared first on Our Daily Planet.

Plastic Pollution + Climate Change = Ocean Overload

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Climate change and marine plastic pollution are fundamentally linked, and new research by the Zoological Society London and Bangor University examines their connection. The paper identifies three key ways these two issues are intertwined:   Greenhouse gas emissions caused by plastic’s life cycle (from production to disposal) perpetuates climate […] The post Plastic Pollution + Climate Change = Ocean Overload appeared first on Our Daily Planet.

Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package

House and Senate Democrats have come to agreement on most aspects of the reconciliation package with one exception: climate change.  Hanging in the balance is Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, which will pay electric utility companies for adopting clean energy sources and penalize ones that don't adopt clean energy by at least 4 percent a year. The post Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package appeared first on West Virginia Environmental Council.

Reactions to UNGA and the way forward to COP26

Vaccine inequity, unaffordable accommodation, travel challenges and new surges in the Covid19 pandemic will lock out huge numbers of developing country delegates from the UN climate talks set to take place in November. The post Reactions to UNGA and the way forward to COP26 appeared first on CAN.

Climate Action Network calls for postponement of formal COP26 negotiations due to lack of plans to ensure safe and inclusive participation

With just two months to go, time has run out for the UK’s vision for a ‘normal and inclusive’ UN climate talks- COP26. It is evident that a safe, inclusive and just global climate conference in early November will be impossible given the failure to support Covid19 vaccine access to millions of people in poor […] The post Climate Action Network calls for postponement of formal COP26 negotiations due to lack of plans to ensure safe and inclusive participation appeared first on CAN.