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Category Archives: Environmental Law

Fierce ‘bomb cyclone’ to disrupt holiday travel, unleash Arctic outbreak

Washington Post: “Fierce ‘bomb cyclone’ to disrupt holiday travel, unleash Arctic outbreak. The storm could bring blizzard conditions, ‘life-threatening’ cold, extreme wind chills and travel headaches for large parts of the Lower 48 states. A massive storm system is set to snarl holiday travel and bring an onslaught of wintry weather to millions across the… Continue Reading

Cars New Total Cost of Ownership Tool for Electric Cars

Clean Technica: “We’ve written about the total cost of ownership of automobiles for a decade, comparing the total cost of ownership of electric cars to the total cost of ownership of fossil-powered cars. The short and sweet of it is that due to lower operational and maintenance costs, as well as higher value retention, electric… Continue Reading

You’re Being Lied to About Electric Cars

MotorTrend, Jonny Lieberman – Science has repeatedly shown EVs are better for humans, despite the meme you just retweeted. “I’ve heard all the supposed arguments. It seems every time anything even tangentially related to electric cars is published, certain people feel compelled to share their own research. You’ve probably heard it all, too: A Prius… Continue Reading

The Climate Impact of Your Neighborhood, Mapped

The New York Times: “New data shared with The New York Times reveals stark disparities in how different U.S. households contribute to climate change. Looking at America’s cities, a pattern emerges. Households in denser neighborhoods close to city centers tend to be responsible for fewer planet-warming greenhouse gases, on average, than households in the rest… Continue Reading

Striking findings from Pew Research 2022

Pew Research Center’s surveys have shed light on public opinion around some of the biggest news events of 2022 – from Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine to the overturning of Roe v. Wade to Americans’ experiences with extreme weather events. Here’s a look back at the past year through 15 of our most striking research… Continue Reading

UK Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2022: air pollution

Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2022 Air pollution: “Air pollution affects us all. It is associated with impacts on lung development in children, heart disease, stroke, cancer, exacerbation of asthma and increased mortality, among other health effects. Except for air quality in our own homes, we have little control as individuals over the level of… Continue Reading

UN passes resolution to curb space debris from anti-satellite missile tests

engadget – China, India and Russia all voted against the measure. “The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution today asking countries not to conduct direct-ascent anti-satellite tests (ASAT) that create space junk. The US spearheaded the measure after the International Space Station (ISS) had a close call last year with more than 1,500 pieces… Continue Reading

UN – Reverse nature’s decline or there is no future

“In order to realise a “world living in harmony with nature” by 2050, UN experts today called on States to ensure that the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is centred on human rights. “Healthy biodiversity and ecosystems are the foundation of life and fundamental to the enjoyment of human rights, including the rights to life, health,… Continue Reading

Overseas Real Property: State’s Initial Assessment of Natural Hazard Risks Faced By its Posts

Overseas Real Property: State’s Initial Assessment of Natural Hazard Risks Faced By its Posts, GAO-23-105452. Published Oct 18, 2022. Publicly Released Nov 17, 2022: “In 2020, the State Department created a Climate Security and Resilience program. The program assesses the risk natural hazards pose to each of its 294 locations around the world. State selected… Continue Reading

Extreme temperatures around the world and related links

Via mherrera.org National and Continental Extreme Temperatures includes the national extreme temperatures with dates and sources Monthly Temperatures Records includes the world and continental extreme temperatures month by month.It also includes statistics of temperature records by latitude and altitude. Countries without frost includes a list of the countries where frost has never been recorded. Snowfalls… Continue Reading