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GM pulls out of Trump administration’s fuel emissions lawsuit in California

By Climate Change, Donald Trump, electric vehicle, engadget, epa, ev, general motors, gm, joe biden, tomorrow, Transportation

General Motors won’t support the Trump administration’s attempts to strip California of the right to set its own fuel emissions standard. In a letter obtained by The New York Times to some of the country’s largest environmental groups, the aut…

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US, Europe and SpaceX launch a satellite to track rising global sea levels

By Climate Change, engadget, environment, esa, gear, green, nasa, ocean, satellite, sentinel-6, sentinel-6 michael freilich, space, spacex

Scientists should soon have an easier time studying rising sea levels as climate change takes hold. NASA and the ESA have partnered with SpaceX to launch the Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich ocean tracking satellite. The spacecraft will gauge sea l…

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Podcast: Bill Nye discusses VR, science and climate change

By AR, bill nye, Climate Change, engadget, engadget podcast, engadgetpodcast, environment, gear, News, Podcast, science, the engadget podcast, theengadgetpodcast, VR

The legendary Bill Nye joins our hosts Cherlynn and Devindra on this week’s episode to discuss his new VR Science Kit, as well as climate change, the postal service and the Trump administration’s stance on science. “Uncle Bill,” as we’re allow…

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Microsoft details its plan to become ‘water positive’ by 2030

By 0, Climate Change, engadget, environment, goal, Microsoft, News, plan, pledge, recycling, reduction, restoration, reuse, tomorrow, water, water basins, water positive, wetlands

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced plans to become carbon negative by 2030. But the company isn’t just looking at its emissions. Today, it unveiled its plan to be “water positive” by 2030, too. By that, Microsoft means it will replenish mo…

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Google says it offset all of the emissions it has ever generated

By 0, carbon emissions, carbon legacy, carbon neutral, climate, Climate Change, Data Centers, Emissions, engadget, google, greenhouse gasses, manufacturing, News, offset, operations, renewable, Renewable energy, tomorrow

As of today, Google has eliminated its entire “carbon legacy.” By that, the company means it has purchased high-quality carbon offsets to match all of the emissions ever produced by its data centers and campuses. That includes the emissions ge…

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Google Maps is tracking the spread of America’s wildfires hour by hour

By california wildfire, Climate Change, engadget, google, Google: Maps, mapping, maps, News, satellite, Software, tomorrow, weather, wildfire

As wildfires continue to tear through parts of California and Colorado, Google has launched new tools to help people stay informed about their progress. Starting today, Google search queries for information about the fires will turn up more…

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Ford, BMW and others sign binding emissions agreement with California

By BMW, Climate Change, climatechange, efficiency, Emissions, engadget, environmental protection agency, environmentalprotectionagency, epa, ford, fuel efficiency, fuelefficiency, gear, global warming, globalwarming, green, honda, News, politics, tomorrow, Trump administration, trumpadministration, Volkswagen, volvo

Five major automakers have signed a binding agreement with California that will compel them to follow the state’s vehicle emissions standards. Its fuel economy rules are stricter than federal ones, which has put the state at odds with the Trum…

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Apple says its products will be carbon-neutral by 2030

By 0, apple, carbon neutral, carbon removal, climate, Climate Change, Emissions, engadget, environment, News, pledge, products, progress report, recycling, supply chain, tomorrow

Since April, Apple’s corporate operations have been 100 percent carbon neutral. Now, the company says it’s ready to go even further. Today, Apple pledged to make its supply chain and all of its products carbon neutral by 2030.Apple made the an…

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IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs will taste more like meat

By Business, Climate Change, engadget, food, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, global warming, green, ikea, ikea meatballs, meat, meatballs, swedish meatballs, vegan, vegetarian

A trip to IKEA isn’t complete without a plate of Swedish meatballs. While the company offers a vegetarian version of its iconic meal, the veggie meatballs don’t taste much like meat. Joining the trend set by fast food chains like Burger King and KFC,…

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Last month was the hottest January on record

By Climate Change, engadget, global warming, green, hottest, hottest on record, january, month, national centers for environmental information, noaa, record, tomorrow

In 141 years of climate records, January 2020 was the hottest January yet, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Global land and ocean surface temperatures were 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit (1.14 degrees Celsi…

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YouTubers have raised $20 million to plant 20 million trees

By arbor day foundation, av, Climate Change, elon musk, engadget, entertainment, global warming, google, green, mark rober, mrbeast, teamtrees, tomorrow, youtube

A few months ago, some of the top YouTubers like Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson and former NASA engineer Mark Rober launched the TeamTrees campaign. The initiative aimed to raise $20 million dollars, which would allow the Arbor Day Founda…

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YouTubers have raised $20 million to plant 20 million trees

By arbor day foundation, av, Climate Change, elon musk, engadget, entertainment, global warming, google, green, mark rober, mrbeast, teamtrees, tomorrow, youtube

A few months ago, some of the top YouTubers like Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson and former NASA engineer Mark Rober launched the TeamTrees campaign. The initiative aimed to raise $20 million dollars, which would allow the Arbor Day Founda…

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Apple, Google and Microsoft sign letter backing Paris Agreement

By Amazon, apple, at&t, Business, climate, Climate Change, engadget, environment, gear, google, green, Microsoft, Paris Agreement, politics, T-Mobile, tomorrow, verizon

The Trump administration may already be pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement, but a large chunk of the tech industry wants the country to stay in… with some glaring exceptions. The CEOs of many companies, including tech giants like Appl…

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Dell says it will power all of its facilities with renewable energy by 2040

By Business, Climate Change, dell, e-waste, engadget, gear, green, packaging, personal computing, personalcomputing, recycling, sustainability

Dell has announced new sustainability initiatives as part of the “Progress Made Real” plan the company shared on Tuesday. The centerpiece of the company’s new climate change plan is to source 75 percent of the power for all of its facilities from ren…

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Pioneers of lithium-ion batteries win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

By akira yoshino, aoloriginals, Business, chemistry, Climate Change, daily show, design, engadget, engadget today, engadget video, entertainment, fossil fuel, gadgetry, Gadgets, john goodenough, lithium-ion, nobel, prize, rechargeable, services, stanley whittingham, tomorrow

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists credited with the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton Universit…

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22 states join California to sue the Trump admin over emissions standards

By automakers, california, clean air act, Climate Change, Emissions, engadget, environmental protection agency, environmentalprotectionagency, epa, fuel efficiency, gear, green, greenhouse, lawsuit, national highway traffic safety administration, nationalhighwaytrafficsafetyadministration, nhtsa, politics, standard, standards, tomorrow, Transportation, trump, Trump administration, waiver

A group of 22 states have joined California in suing the Trump administration, which revoked that state’s right to set its own emissions standards. On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an…

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EPA pushes national fuel economy standard in face off with California

By automakers, Business, california, clean air act, Climate Change, Emissions, engadget, epa, fuel efficiency, gear, green, greenhouse, national, obama, politics, standard, standards, tomorrow, Transportation, trump, Trump administration, waiver

The Trump administration has announced plans to create a national vehicle emissions standard. The new "One National Program Rule" would allow the federal government to set uniform fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standard…

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Amazon plans to hit Paris climate change goals 10 years early

By Amazon, Climate Change, climatechange, deliveries, electric vehicle, electricvehicle, engadget, ev, gear, green, Jeff Bezos, jeffbezos, Paris Agreement, parisagreement, rivian

Jeff Bezos announced Amazon will sign up to a climate pledge with the aim of meeting the United Nations Paris Agreement climate goals 10 years early. He said Amazon will hit emission reduction targets, report its emissions regularly and carry …

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New models show that the earth is warming faster than first thought

By celsius, Climate Change, degree, Earth, Emissions, engadget, global warming, green, ipcc, modelling, planet, Temperature, tomorrow, un, weather

Scientists have made no secret of the extreme challenges posed by climate change, with the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) repeatedly stressing the importance of keeping global warming below two degrees. But now it seems the …

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Researchers are using drones to study the Amazon rainforest’s health

By amazon rainforest, amazonas state research support foundation, amazonas state university, amazonia, biodiversity, Climate Change, deforestation, drone, Drones, ecosystem, engadget, fire, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, harvard university, rainforest, Research, study, vocs

Researchers from Harvard University are using drones to better understand the Amazon rainforest. With drone-based sensors, the researchers hope to determine the unique "fingerprint" of different rainforest ecosystems. That could help…

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Mercedes-Benz likely to agree to California’s tougher emissions rules

By automakers, Business, california, Climate Change, Emissions, engadget, epa, gear, global warming, green, manufacturers, mercedes, mercedes-benz, pact, politics, rules, tomorrow, Transportation, Trump administration

Mercedes-Benz may be the next company to agree to California’s voluntary emissions rules, The New York Times reports. Ford, BMW, Volkswagen and Honda have already pledged to meet California’s standards and make their engines more efficient every year…

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Bipartisan highway bill proposes $1 billion for EV charging corridors

By ben cardin, bill, carbon emissions, climate, Climate Change, Emissions, engadget, ev, ev charger, ev charging, funding, gear, global warming, green, highway, Infrastructure, john barrasso, legislation, politics, shelley moore capito, tom carper, tomorrow, Transportation, transportation infrastructure act of 2019

Today, a group of bipartisan senators are introducing the largest highway legislation in history. The America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 proposes investing $287 billion over five years in federal transportation projects. While it inc…

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EU lending bank aims to cut funding for fossil fuel projects by 2020

By Climate Change, Emissions, engadget, environment, eu, european investment bank, european union, fossil fuels, gear, green, Paris Agreement, politics

The European Union has some very long-term environmental goals, but it might not wait around to make some crucial changes. The Guardian has seen proposals from the EU’s lender, the European Investment Bank, that would bar funding for any energy infr…

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Decades of spy satellite images help track melting Himalayan glaciers

By Climate Change, engadget, environment, gear, glacier, global warming, green, hexagon, national reconnaissance office, nro, satellite, satellite imagery, science, space, spy satellite, usgs

You don’t need cutting-edge satellite data to make sense of Earth’s changing climate. Researchers have published a study of melting Himalayan glaciers that takes advantage of 40 years’ worth of satellite imagery posted by the US Geological Survey, i…

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EPA finalizes Trump administration’s coal-friendly climate plan

By affordable clean energy, carbon dioxide, clean power plan, climate, Climate Change, coal, Emissions, engadget, epa, green, politics, power plants, tomorrow, trump, Trump administration

Today, the EPA finalized the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) plan, effectively rolling back Obama-era policies to address climate change. The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) set national goals for reducing carbon di…

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Michael Bloomberg will spend $500 million to close coal-fired power plants

By beyond coal, Business, Climate Change, coal, engadget, global warming, green, lobbying, local government, michael bloomberg, Power, Renewable energy, state, tomorrow

Michael Bloomberg is pledging $500 million to close every coal-fired power plant in the US and to halt the growth of natural gas. According to The New York Times, the money will go towards a new Beyond Coal initiative. It will be spent over th…

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