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Six major U.S. utilities will build a massive EV charging network across 16 states

4 March 2021
The fear of running out of battery power is a barrier to many customers who might purchase an EV. This new coalition helps address that concern.

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Volvo is going fully electric by 2030

4 March 2021
The Swedish automaker will also be phasing out leather interiors as well to meet its sustainability goals.

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Maryland’s Montgomery County makes largest electric school bus order in U.S. history

4 March 2021
Montgomery County Public Schools has decided to fully electrify its fleet, starting with an order for 326 electric school buses to be delivered in the next 4 years.

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Petaluma becomes the first city in the U.S. to ban new gas pumps

3 March 2021
The ban will limit the number of gas stations to their current count of 16 while also preventing these from expanding the number of fuel pumps. The move, celebrated by climate activists, is a national first and represents a crucial step towards cutting our reliance on dirty fossil fuels.

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Uttarakhand becomes first Indian state to give wives co-ownership of ancestral land

3 March 2021
The landmark ruling, called the the Uttarakhand Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, is set to affect some 350,000 women who manage properties alongside, or in the absence of their husbands.

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Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire begin history-making COVID vaccination drives

3 March 2021
The West African nations each received more than half a million doses. The deliveries signify the launch of the largest, most rapid and complex global vaccine rollout in history, said WHO.

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Netflix launches Fund for Creative Equity to promote industry-wide diversity

2 March 2021
The company has announced the launch of their new Fund for Creative Equity which will invest $100 million over five years to improve the visibility of underrepresented groups on-screen and identify and mentor up-and-coming talent from marginalized groups in the film and television industry.

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Major Christian adoption agency in U.S. to start working with LGBTQ people

2 March 2021
In an email sent to 1,500 staff, Bethany Christian Services’s President, Chris Palusky, said, “We will now offer services with the love and compassion of Jesus to the many types of families who exist in our world today."

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Honda, Yamaha, KTM, and Piaggio team up in swappable battery consortium

2 March 2021
Four major manufacturers have committed to developing a standardized swappable battery system for electric motorcycles, opening up the possibility of quick-swap battery banks at service stations, servicing a range of brands and models.

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Sweetgreen to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2027

1 March 2021
Sweetgreen has recently set the goal of cutting its carbon footprint in half in the next six years while offsetting the rest of its emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by the same time.

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SolarPower Europe launches solar manufacturing accelerator

1 March 2021
This new platform is aimed at accelerating the deployment of solar PV manufacturing projects in Europe — something that strengthens the EU’s leadership in clean energy technologies.

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Black Lives Matter Foundation expands $3 million pandemic survival fund

1 March 2021
The foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement nearly eight years ago, plans to give 3,000 microgrants of $1,000 each to people who it believes need it most.

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Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory

26 February 2021
The ban was supported by all four basin states — New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York — putting a permanent end to hydraulic fracking for natural gas along the 13,539-square-mile basin, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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The first class of female Eagle Scouts has earned their badges

26 February 2021
Two years ago, the Eagle Scout program was opened up to female participants, with the first 1,000 young women who had just earned their badges and the honor that comes with it.

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World’s largest hydrogen “green steel” plant to open in Sweden by 2024

26 February 2021
H2 Green Steel (H2GS) will use hydrogen produced with renewable energy from Sweden's Boden-Luleå region. By 2030, H2GS expects to be producing five million tons of high-quality zero-emissions steel annually.

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EV charging station installations increasing rapidly in the United States

25 February 2021
In 2009, 245 new EV charging stations were installed in the country. In 2019, more than 20,000 new EV charging stations were installed, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Atlanta builds the United States’s largest food forest to tackle food insecurity

25 February 2021
Thanks to a US Forest Service grant and a collaboration between the city’s municipality and a number of different NGOs, the 7.1 acres of land are now ripe with 2,500 pesticide-free edible and medicinal plants.

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World’s first 3D-printed school planned for Madagascar

25 February 2021
The school is a pilot project and, looking to the future, Thinking Huts hopes to expand the idea to provide more schools elsewhere in Madagascar, and even throughout in the world.

Mississippi River

Pollution in the Mississippi River has plummeted since the 1980s

24 February 2021
The great waterway was shown to become filthier and filthier until 1980, when the effects brought about by the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA) started to kick in.

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Facebook to add new labels to posts about climate change

24 February 2021
Facebook has announced that it will start labeling posts about climate change with a banner that will direct people to its “Climate Science Information Center,’ an information page on climate change.

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