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Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin may be good for Elon Musk, but it’s definitely risky for the company that made him the world’s richest man, according to investors, analysts and money managers at some of the country’s largest banks. As a standard bearer for the consumer electric vehicle industry and the broader climate tech …

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Joe Biden is to instruct the US government to pause and review all oil and gas drilling on federal land, eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and transform the government’s vast fleet of cars and trucks into electric vehicles, in a sweeping new set of climate executive orders. The …

We are in the midst of dual crises: COVID-19 and climate change. Both have led to a substantial loss of life, disproportionately affected vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, and pushed some health-care systems to the maximum. The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change emphasises the need for responses to these crises …

German IFO Business Climate Index came in at 90.1 in January. IFO Current Economic Assessment stood at 89.2 this month. January German IFO Expectations Index arrived at 91.1. The headline German IFO Business Climate Index drops sharply to 90.1 in January versus last month’s 92.2, missing the consensus estimates of 91.8 by a big margin. …

By Roger HarrabinBBC environment analyst image copyrightWest Cumbria Mining Company image captionThe mine would extract coking coal from beneath the Irish Sea to be used in steel production Pressure is growing on the prime minister to ban a new coal mine in Cumbria. The county council approved the colliery, and the government decided not the …

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  Our Nation has an abiding commitment to empower our workers and communities; promote and protect our public health and the environment; and conserve our national treasures and monuments, …

SALT LAKE CITY — 2020 resulted in the driest and one of the hottest years on record, a report issued by federal environmental officials Friday. The annual report of preliminary data, published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Center for Environmental Information, also found that it was the fifth-warmest year ever recorded in United …

By Justin RowlattChief environment correspondent image copyrightGetty Images image captionThe world is not on track to meet its goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C Countries only have only a limited time in which to act if the world is to stave off the worst effects of climate change. Here are five reasons why …

When Covid-19 sparked lockdowns around the world, emissions of one of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, atmospheric carbon dioxide, plummeted. But is this record drop a short-term effect of the 2020 pandemic or a ‘new normal’? BBC Weather’s Ben Rich explores the impact of coronavirus on the global climate. Motion graphics by Jacqueline …

Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla, who founded Khosla Ventures, is among the most well-known venture capitalists. He has a long history of investing in clean tech.  In an interview with Business Insider, he said VCs entering the booming industry now should be patient. Some of his most successful investments including QuantumScape took a decade to pay …