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By Matthew Brown   The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday plans to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop...
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    By Ellen Knickmeyer, Emily Swanson and Nathan Ellgren The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increas...
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  By Andrew E. Kramer © The New York Times Co. PEVEK, RUSSIA » A refurbished port. A spanking new plant to generate electricity. Repaved roads. And money left over to repair the library and put in a new esplanade along the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Globally, the warming climate i...
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  One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try to curb manmade climate change. Although the kingdom will aim to reduce emissions within its own...
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  PORTLAND, MAINE » A type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10% of its population last year, a group of scientists and ocean life advocates said on Monday. The North Atlantic right whale numbered only 366 in 2019, and its population fell to ...
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By Christopher Flavelle, Julian E. Barnes, Eileen Sullivan and Jennifer Steinhauer © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Worsening conflict within and between nations. Increased dislocation and migration as people flee climate-fueled instability. Heightened military tension and uncer...
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  By Julie Creswell © The New York Times Co. Consumers and investors alike have gobbled up Beyond Meat’s burgers, sausage and chicken in recent years, thanks at least in part to the company’s message that its plant-based products are good for the environment. But some are not so sure. One ...
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  By Jamey Keaten and Frank Jordans The Associated Press GENEVA » Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organiz...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    By Damien Cave © The New York Times Co. SYDNEY » At a time when climate change and those who fight it demand that coal be treated like tobacco, as a danger everywhere it is burned, Australia increasingly is becoming known for refusing to clean up its act. With just days to go befo...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Colorado Division of Water Resources wants to better track usage in the region By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Facing severe droughts along Colorado’s Western Slope, state officials want to take better stock of how much water people, businesses and governments take out of the White and ...
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Posted by on in Mining
  By Michael Hill The Associated Press An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed env...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
From January to September, U.S. consumers bought 305,324 all-electric vehicles, an increase of 83 percent from the same period in 2020, according to Kelley Blue Book. With this bump in sales, all-electric vehicles are now 2.6 percent of all new light duty cars and trucks sold in the country, u...
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September 22, 2021 By Yusuf Jameel, Carissa Patrone & Kristen P. Patterson New Security Beat  If raging wildfires, extreme drought, and superstorms haven’t made it clear, the latest IPCC report tells us in plain language: the world is poised for worsening climate impacts over the next 30 y...
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Hurricane Ida illustrated how the extremes are getting more extreme By Francis Wilkinson Bloomberg Opinion New York City saw it coming. In May, in the kind of clarifying document that invariably gets noticed when it’s too late, the city mapped out the sort of devastation that Hurricane Ida would ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Hurricane Ida illustrated how the extremes are getting more extreme By Francis Wilkinson Bloomberg Opinion New York City saw it coming. In May, in the kind of clarifying document that invariably gets noticed when it’s too late, the city mapped out the sort of devastation that Hurricane Ida would ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden on Tuesday described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government- overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefigh...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  By Josie Sexton The Denver Post Outside, the temperature in the North Fork Valley is quickly dropping, while inside a 94-year-old cellar tucked into the mountains around Paonia, the air stays cool and constant. Palms open, Brandt Thibodeaux “punches down” grapes as their natural yeasts ge...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New study lays out opportunities to slash land-based GHG emissions from forests, farming and consumer behavior Climate Focus environmental scientist Stephanie Roe and including Project Drawdown senior director of Drawdown Solutions Chad Frischmann among its authors provides a comprehensive guide to...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. The enormousness of the global sea has, over ages of exploration, made the appraisals of prime inhabitants more like rough sketches than detailed portraits. Now scientists have devised a precise way of detecting one of the ocean’s more exotic c...
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