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The State of the Air in 2024? Not Great

Union of Concerned Scientists

Since its inception, the report has effectively heightened the awareness of some hazardous air pollutants, and engaged the public, media, advocates, and policymakers in the ongoing fight against air pollution. The air quality for this report was calculated using data reviewed by EPA from 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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COP28 Global Methane Pledge Efforts Still Not Enough

Union of Concerned Scientists

The pledge is a voluntary agreement to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030; however, methane levels keep going up and we are woefully off track for meeting this goal. Their use of these tactics underlie the calls to hold both the fossil fuel and meat and dairy industries accountable for their actions.

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A 100% Renewable Energy Future is Possible, and We Need It

Union of Concerned Scientists

And we’re still trying to recover from a pandemic that has made even more clear the disproportionate impacts of air pollution on overburdened communities, making them even more vulnerable to the negative impacts of COVID 19. We found that, in our “100% RES” scenario, coal generation essentially disappears by 2040 in USCA states.

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Climate Policy in the World’s Fourth Largest Country

Legal Planet

Over three-fourths of Indonesia electricity comes from fossil fuels: 60% from coal and 16% from gas. Jakarta is consistently near the top end of the world’s cities with the worst air pollution. Indonesia’s 2021 climate pledge under the Paris Agreement was to reduce emissions from 2020-2030 by 29%.

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Shell called out for promoting fossil fuels to youth via Fortnite game

Corp Watch

Shell campaign IndustriALL Global Union | May 22, 2020 IndustriALL is calling on Shell to engage with unions on a global level in a campaign to limit precarious work, improve health and safety, and ensure that Shell applies the same high-level standards at its operations everywhere, including suppliers.

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Don’t Believe the Lies: Five Facts to Consider as the UN’s COP27 Comes to a Close

Union of Concerned Scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) research shows that top fossil fuel producers’ emissions are responsible for as much as half of global surface temperature increase. Updated analysis from 2020 shows that emissions traced to the 88 largest carbon producers contributed approximately 60 percent?of

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Reliance on Gas Power Plants Fuels Inequity

Union of Concerned Scientists

More recently, ongoing discrimination continues to push marginalized groups into areas with existing polluting infrastructure. In New England, the percent of people of color living near fossil fuel power plants is up to 23.5 Most notable of these polluting emissions are nitrogen oxides (NOx).