Last week in Kigali, Rwanda, more than 170 countries pledged to cut back their use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. These gases, while far less widely emitted than carbon dioxide, have an impact that is up to 1,000 times greater on a pound-for-pound basis.
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The Paris climate agreement is now legally binding. As the news made its way across the Web, experts lined up to offer their two cents on what’s next for the agreement and the fight against climate change.
At a time when concerns over money in politics has reached a fever pitch on both sides, it will certainly be interesting to see what the Supreme Court has to say about what happened in Wisconsin.
This week the American GMO giant Monsanto agreed to be acquired by Bayer AG. Some cringed at the mere thought of these oft-criticized behemoths joining forces, while others say the merger violates antitrust laws. TriplePundit takes a closer look.
Says CEO Mark Fields: “Ford will be mass-producing vehicles with full autonomy, within five years. That means there will be no steering wheel, no gas pedals and no brake pedals.”
This announcement now clears the way for the EPA to develop rules to regulate aircraft emissions, much as the agency has done for emissions from cars and trucks.
While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil fuel trade group and uncovered the common “doomsday myths” it uses to scare politicians and the public.
“A bill of this importance merits hearings, expert testimony and thorough legal analysis, not the ‘backroom dealing’ that created this deeply flawed draft,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said of the GMO-labeling legislation that hit the senate floor this week. “As it stands, this bill is a sham and a legislative embarrassment.”
“Brexit could potentially represent a great risk or a great opportunity to both the EU and to Britain,” says Christian Felber, author of “Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good.”
Electric vehicle superstar Tesla just tendered an offer to buy America’s largest solar company, SolarCity. The move would make Tesla “the world’s only vertically-integrated energy company offering end-to-end clean energy products,” the company said.
President Barack Obama and Indian President Narendra Modi signed a pact last week, extending a commitment originally established in 2014, to join forces to combat climate change with a huge commitment to renewable energy.