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USDA Rubber-Stamped Tyson’s “Climate Friendly” Beef; No One Has Seen the Data

"As millions of taxpayer dollars flow to livestock companies claiming to raise “low carbon” beef, watchdog groups scrutinize the government’s oversight."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/09/2024

What Trump Promised Oil CEOs As He Asked Them For $1 Billion To His Campaign

"Donald Trump has pledged to scrap President Biden’s policies on electric vehicles and wind energy, as well as other initiatives opposed by the fossil fuel industry."

Source: Washington Post, 05/09/2024

Renewables Make Up The Lion’s Share Of New Electric Generation EIA Finds

"Rising US demand for electricity is being met almost entirely by renewables, a new federal report has found. The new numbers from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) suggest that the U.S. isn’t moving fast enough to reach the Biden administration’s climate targets."

Source: The Hill, 05/08/2024

"Tesla Pullback Puts Onus on Others to Build Electric Vehicle Chargers"

"The automaker led by Elon Musk is no longer planning to take the lead in expanding the number of places to fuel electric vehicles. It’s not clear how quickly other companies will fill the gap."

Source: NYTimes, 05/08/2024

US Financial System Helps Shelter Profits From Environmental Organized Crime

"Environmental organized crime is a massive global enterprise, bringing in hundreds of billions of dollars each year — and the U.S. financial system appears to be helping conceal its profits."

Source: The Hill, 05/08/2024

"Tiny Central Coast Newsroom Lookout Santa Cruz Wins Pulitzer Prize"

"As legacy publications celebrated their Pulitzer Prize wins Monday, bottles of champagne were also uncorked at Lookout Santa Cruz, a fledgling 10-person newsroom based on the second floor of a former bank on Santa Cruz’s quiet, tree-lined Pacific Avenue."

Source: LA Times, 05/07/2024

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