February 28, 2024
The False Promise of Carbon Capture as a Climate Solution: Utilizing Captured Carbon Dioxide to Extract More Fossil Fuels Results in Net Increase in Atmospheric CO2
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The False Promise of Carbon Capture as a Climate Solution: Utilizing Captured Carbon Dioxide to Extract More Fossil Fuels Results in Net Increase in Atmospheric CO2

In a move celebrated as a victory by leaders of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai last December, agreements were reached to “transition away” from fossil fuels. However, as countries navigate defining what constitutes a transition, the issue of so-called unabated fossil fuel use remains contentious. The agreement notably emphasized “accelerating efforts […]

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MPs Conclude UK Consumption’s Impact on Deforestation Is Unsustainable
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MPs Conclude UK Consumption’s Impact on Deforestation Is Unsustainable

A recent report by MPs highlights the alarming and unsustainable impact of UK consumption on global deforestation. The findings reveal that commodities like soya, cocoa, palm oil, beef, and leather, often consumed in the UK, are major contributors to deforestation worldwide. The environmental audit committee’s analysis indicates that the UK’s deforestation footprint per tonne of […]

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Environmental Stewardship: APES Students Dedicated to Serving Environment and Community
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Environmental Stewardship: APES Students Dedicated to Serving Environment and Community

At MA, the AP Environmental Science (APES) course has become a favored choice among students, offering numerous avenues for community involvement and environmental stewardship. The class serves as a gateway for students to engage in various activities dedicated to environmental conservation and community service. From habitat restorations to beach cleanups, students are actively contributing to […]

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Automotive Industry Concerns Rise Over Proposed Fuel Economy Standards
Exploration & Fuel

Automotive Industry Concerns Rise Over Proposed Fuel Economy Standards

In a move that signals potential challenges for the automotive sector’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs), the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a representative body for major US automakers, has expressed reservations about the proposed fuel economy standards for the upcoming decade. The group contends that if enacted, these standards could impede the industry’s pivot towards […]

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Demonstrating Solidarity and Safety: U.S. Diplomat’s Fukushima Visit Includes Fish Feast
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Demonstrating Solidarity and Safety: U.S. Diplomat’s Fukushima Visit Includes Fish Feast

U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, has announced his upcoming visit to Fukushima Prefecture, scheduled for next Thursday. The purpose of the visit is to demonstrate support for Tokyo’s decision to release treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. This decision has sparked significant opposition from China. Emanuel’s itinerary includes […]

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Post-Tropical Storm Hilary Moves into Nevada After Drenching Southern California
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Post-Tropical Storm Hilary Moves into Nevada After Drenching Southern California

Tropical Storm Hilary brought heavy rainfall to Southern California, causing widespread flooding and leading to numerous rescue operations. The storm, which had previously soaked Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and Tijuana, extended its reach as far north as Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho, raising concerns about flooding in these regions as well. Residents of Southern California grappled […]

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