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Feb 3, 2023

Danske Bank Quits New Fossil Fuel Financing

Denmark’s biggest bank has declared an end to fossil fuel financing, after concluding that 99.9% of its carbon footprint comes from financed emissions. Danske Bank supports “an orderly transition to low-carbon economies and will, for that reason, not offer refinancing or new long-term financing to oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies

Feb 1, 2023

Jordan’s electric car users battle with batteries

By: Fatima Bani Ahmed Electric car early adopters in oil-poor Jordan are now having to grapple with the thorny question of battery disposal, as demand for the technology accelerates across the region. It’s eight years since Jordan first began to import electric cars – the first country in the Middle East to

Jan 26, 2023

England bans single-use plastic products and packaging

England bans single-use plastic products. From October, plastic tableware, Styrofoam cups and certain food packaging may no longer be sold or used. This excludes packaging for ready meals. The ban applies to retail and food retailers, as well as snack bars and restaurants. Environmental organizations criticize this as insufficient. It is estimated that

Jan 25, 2023

THE SLICK. Changing the Playing Field

Proposed legislation would dramatically change New Mexico’s principal oil and gas law. Three bills proposed for the New Mexico legislative session would shift the state’s focus on the oil and gas industry by emphasizing public safety and environmental protections, denying permits and increasing penalties for companies in violation of the law, and making

Jan 24, 2023

Soil and freshwater come under the spotlight in plastics-pollution fight

On a recent stroll to his local supermarket in the southern German town of Bayreuth, Christian Laforsch decided to count how much plastic trash he passed. ‘It was 52 pieces on only a normal walk,’ said Professor Laforsch, an ecologist at the University of Bayreuth. ‘The problem starts indoors before moving outside. If

Jan 19, 2023

The EV Revolution Brings Environmental Uncertainty at Every Turn

As demand for electric vehicles ramps up, environmental stumbling blocks have emerged. Manufacturers, governments and consumers are lining up behind electric vehicles — with sales rising 60% in 2022, and at least 17 states considering a California-style ban on gas cars in the years ahead. Scientists say the trend is a key part

Jan 13, 2023

Is Leonardo DiCaprio Actually Eco-Conscious?

Sure, he donates to some of his multi hundred-million-dollar net worth to environmental organizations, but what other ways has this American actor, producer, and philanthropist helped climate change? It’s typical for American celebrities to support causes solely through monetary donations. Despite their claims to hold high value for the organization, lifestyle changes are

Jan 11, 2023

Satellite Data Reveal Uptick in Cover Cropping on Farms

Over the course of a decade, farmers growing corn and soybeans in the U.S. Midwest increased their adoption of cover cropping—a tenet of so-called conservation agriculture—by fourfold. Agriculture is hard on the planet, at least in the stereotypical caricature of “big ag”: Crops are propelled to maturity with a plethora of fertilizers, herbicides,