Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a policy ushering in a de facto ban on displaying the Confederate flag at U.S. military installations around the world by authorizing only certain flags that promote unity.
A new alliance of climate research groups called the Climate TRACE Coalition has launched an effort to make real-time carbon emissions tracking a reality. They’re aiming to have it ready for COP26 in November 2021.
Disney was Facebook’s top U.S. advertiser for the first six months of 2020, research firm Pathmatics Inc. estimates. It joins hundreds of other companies that have paused spending, including Unilever, Starbucks, Ford, Verizon, and others.
Thirty-five Australian local councils have now committed to develop green and climate-resilient communities.
The vote came with bipartisan support, a significant shift from previous years where climate policies squeaked by along party lines or with only a handful of Republicans in favor.