A new report published this week by the National Association of Evangelicals highlights the increasing prevalence of wildfires, heat waves, drought, and other disasters and calls for urgent action to address human-induced climate change. The planet is “increasingly stressed by our activities,” it says, and could be healed with greater care.
The French government implemented a ban on fossil fuel advertisements last week, making it the first country in the world to do so. The law will now stop companies from promoting planet-warming coal and oil. Natural gas will be covered by the ban starting in June 2023, and violators will be forced to pay up to roughly $100,000 in fines for each infraction.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed designating PFOA and PFOS, two of the most prominent of the so-called ‘forever chemicals,’ as hazardous substances under the Superfund program. The change will make it easier to hold polluters accountable for contaminated sites and unlock government funding for remediation.