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Animated map of EV charging stations shows huge dead zones around the country

Fasts Company: “Electric vehicles are clearly the future, but their mass adoption is somewhat hindered by infrastructure rollout—namely, the charging stations that drivers need to keep them powered, especially on long cross-country trips. But data compiled from geographic information systems firm Esri shows that some areas of the United States are doing better than others… Continue Reading

The European Commission and the IEA outline key energy saving actions

“The International Energy Agency and the European Commission outlined today a range of simple steps that people can take to reduce their energy use and save money, and that would save enough oil to fill 120 super tankers and enough natural gas to heat almost 20 million homes if adopted by all EU citizens. These… Continue Reading

Take Action Against Climate Change With These Tools and Resources

Wired: “In early April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released another report detailing the latest scientific understandings and possible mitigation efforts. In his analysis of the report for WIRED, senior writer Matt Simon wrote, “We’ll need to leverage both nature and technology if we’re going to head off the worst of climate change. And… Continue Reading

WaPo – free access to our entire site through April 22

Washington Post – “In honor of #EarthDay, enjoy free access to our entire site through April 22. Just sign up with your email address when prompted.” Washington Post – “Seeds of hope: How nature inspires scientists to confront climate change. Sarah Kaplan, one of The Post’s climate reporters, introduces a series of short essays from… Continue Reading

AreaHub website shows local environmental dangers

Cornell Chronicle: “A new database allows users to search any U.S. ZIP code, city name or even an address to learn about extreme weather concerns like hurricane or wildfire exposure, and nearby environmental industrial hazards such as Superfund sites, neighborhood brownfields or problematic nuclear reactors. Pick a place: Type in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for example, to… Continue Reading

NYC Climate Dashboard

New York City Comptroller Brad Landner: “The climate crisis is one of the greatest risks facing New York City. As an agency tasked with identifying and confronting risks to NYC’s government and residents, the Comptroller’s Office is committed to advancing a just transition toward a more equitable, low-carbon, and resilient city. Tackling the climate crisis… Continue Reading

Visualizing Climate Change

Center for Data Innovation: “Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading, has created a visualization depicting changes in temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2021. For each year, a spiral is drawn representing the degree to which temperatures increased or decreased in each month relative to a base period of 1951 to 1980.… Continue Reading

The Earth Is Facing a Nitrogen Shortage Due to Climate Change, Study Says

Vice/Motherboard: “Nitrogen is one of the most important elements for life on Earth: It’s the main component of the air we breathe, a key building block for proteins, and the magic ingredient in agricultural fertilizers that are essential to feeding the global human population.  But in recent decades, experts across a range of different disciplines… Continue Reading

The U.S. Power Sector and Climate Policy

An InfluenceMap Report April 2022: “This report analyzes the climate policy engagement of the 25 largest investor-owned electric utilities in the U.S., covering over 80% of the total market cap of publicly listed utilities. The results show a wide spectrum of engagement with climate policy, indicating a highly fractured sector in terms of climate policy… Continue Reading