A sudden energy shortage following the coronavirus pandemic has led to increased demand for highly polluting fossil fuels. The demand comes at a time when the world's countries are trying hard to cut pollution and slow down the climate crisis.
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Lebanon suffered a nation-wide blackout on Saturday after the country's two largest power plants ran out of fuel. On Sunday, the electricity was restored temporarily after the army brought in emergency fuel.
In today's news roundup, businesses around the world are hit by a massive computer attack, an underwater gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico leads to flames shooting out of the water, and two billionaires race to become the world's first space tourists.
All around the world, there are strong signs that the days of fossil fuels like oil and coal may be coming to an end, as the world shifts to power sources that are easier on the environment.
During the coronavirus pandemic, much of the world has been distracted from focusing on a problem that could be far more serious - the climate crisis. Today, NFK looks at three recent new stories of climate action.
For the first time in over 135 years, the United States got more energy from renewable sources like solar, wind, and water energy, than it did from coal. That's a big change, and it may be the beginning of the end for coal.
Ukraine reports that fire fighters have put out forest fires near the location of the world's worst nuclear accident. The forest fires threatened to spread dangerous radiation through the air, though the accident happened over 30 years ago.
As countries around the world work to lower their pollution in order to take on the climate crisis, some unusual groups are joining the effort - the same companies that are causing the most pollution.
Protesters in Canada have been blocking rail lines for over a week in an attempt to stop the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The costs of the protests are growing, with no signs that the problem will be resolved soon.
A company called Heliogen has announced a new process that can reach extremely high temperatures using only the power of the sun. The process could help reduce the pollution that's causing the climate crisis.