The Supreme Court limited the power of the EPA — so what happens now?

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the coal-fired power plant at Duke Energy’s Crystal River Energy Complex in Crystal River, Florida, US, March 26, 2021. Dane Rhys | Reuters On Thursday, the Supreme Court changed the rules of the game in the race to limit global warming by constricting the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority … Read more

Supreme Court limits EPA authority to set power plant climate standards

A view of the backside of the US Supreme Court on June 6, 2022 in Washington, DC. According to media reports, Drew Angerer | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions for existing power plants. In its 6-3 ruling, the Supreme … Read more

Climeworks, carbon dioxide removal company, building Iceland plant

Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks. Photo courtesy Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal startup Climeworks announced on Tuesday it is building a second commercial sized plant in Iceland. When fully operational in 18 to 24 months time, the plant will capture and store 36,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide. That’s a … Read more

NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

A naval exercise led by US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by the NATO Naval Striking and Support Forces, in the Baltic Sea on June 6, 2022. Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine is almost certain to eclipse other security concerns at NATO’s Madrid summit this week. Jonathan Nackstrand | Afp | Getty Images The super-polluting military … Read more

Environmental groups sue Biden to block oil and gas drilling permits

A polar bear sow and two cubs are seen on the Beaufort Sea coast within the 1002 Area of ​​the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service | Reuters A coalition of environmental groups this week sued the Biden administration in an effort to stop more than 3,500 permit applications from energy companies … Read more

Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035

Traffic in Paris, France, on May 12, 2020. The European Parliament now supports the European Commission’s goal of a 100% cut in emissions from new passenger cars and vans by 2035. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images European lawmakers have voted to ban the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars and vans in … Read more

U.S. to ban sale of single-use plastic on public lands, national parks by 2032

Trash in the saw grass at the Big Cypress National Preserve Park. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The US Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out the sale of single-use plastic products in national parks and other public lands by 2032, in an attempt to mitigate a major contributor … Read more

Prince William in rallying cry for the environment

Prince William delivers a speech in London on June 4, 2022. In his speech, the Duke of Cambridge said “decades of making the case for taking better care of our world” meant environmental issues were “now at the top of the global agenda. “ Daniel Leal | AFP | Getty Images Prince William issued a … Read more

Southern California water restrictions start today amid drought

Paul Ramirez, 54, waters the front lawn at his home on St. Louis St. in Boyle Heights, as his dog Bandit, a 2 year old Yorkshire terrier, jumps for joy. Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Unprecedented restrictions on outdoor water use go into effect on Wednesday for more than 6 million … Read more

Siemens Mobility inks $8.7 billion deal for high-speed rail in Egypt

A train passes through a station in Egypt. The project involving Siemens Mobility will use trains that can reach a top speed of 230 kilometers per hour, and the line will be fully electrified. Paulvinten | Istock | Getty Images A new high-speed rail line is coming to Egypt, with developer Siemens Mobility saying it … Read more