Amazon’s first round of climate pledge funding will tackle battery waste and EVs

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In its first round of funding from its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund, Amazon is investing in the battery and e-waste recycling company led by former Tesla executive JB Straubel, a...

Tropical Storm Wilfred broke a record as soon as it formed

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The record-shattering 2020 Atlantic hurricane season just ran out of storm names. A storm that developed in the eastern Atlantic on September 18th was just named Wilfred, the last ...

Microsoft’s latest environmental pledge tackles water scarcity

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Microsoft plans to address dwindling water resources in its latest environmental pledge. Microsoft made a new commitment to replenish even more water than it uses for its global op...

2020 is set to mark the end of the hottest 5-year period on record

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2020 is on track to be a hell of a year for yet another reason: it will close out the hottest five-year period in recorded history, according to a new report. The average global te...

Democrats unveil new agenda for economic recovery and climate action

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Democrats will commit today to a wide-ranging new progressive agenda that simultaneously tackles pandemic recovery, climate change, and systemic injustice. They’re calling the ag...

Facebook left 6,500 gallons of drilling fluid off the coast of Oregon

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Facebook abandoned broken equipment and thousands of gallons of drilling fluid under the ocean floor just off the coast of Oregon in April. The company was constructing a landing s...

Joe Biden recommits to ending fossil fuel subsidies after platform confusion

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Joe Biden recommitted to ending fossil fuel subsidies following backlash from environmentalists. On August 17th, the Democratic National Committee quietly removed language calling ...

Google Maps will show wildfire boundaries in near real time

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Type in the name of an ongoing wildfire into Google search, and the site will now bring up a map featuring a near-real-time boundary of the fire. Google revealed the feature today,...

2020 set another record for being awful: the most acres burned in California

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Wildfires have already ripped through a record 2.2 million acres of California this year, making this year’s blazes the most widespread on record. The fires have killed eight peo...

Louisiana faces an unprecedented ‘one-two punch’ of tropical cyclones

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The US Gulf Coast is bracing for back-to-back tropical cyclones forecast to batter the same communities. Tropical storms Marco and Laura are both on track to slam into Louisiana. ...
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Epic says Apple ‘cherry picked’ info about Fortnite’s popularity in new...

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In the ongoing Epic Games vs. Apple saga, Epic says in a new legal filing that Apple made incorrect statements in its own legal filing earlier this week, asserting that Apple “ch...

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