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  By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The new infrastructure law signed by President Joe Biden includes almost $50 billion to protect communities against climate change, the largest such investment in U.S. history and a recognition that the effects of warming are ou...
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  By Aritz Parra and Emilio Morenatti The Associated Press LAS MANCHAS, CANARY ISLANDS » They come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision instruments. Aided by satellites, they analyze gas emissions and the flows of molten rock. On the ground, they collect samples of the tiniest particles...
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    By Sabrina Imbler © The New York Times Co. As the pandemic put a spotlight on scientific research, people around the world gained trust in science and scientists, according to a survey released Monday. Results from the public opinion poll, in a report published by the Wellcome Tru...
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       By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Exxon Mobil said Monday that it aimed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its operations in oil and gas fields in West Texas and New Mexico by 2030. The announcement is part of Exxon’s previously announ...
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  By Raymond Zhong © The New York Times Co. This is a story about one of those unsung forces that quietly keep the world running. It is a story about the clockwork interconnectedness of modern civilization, about how disturbances in one part of the planet can kick up storms in another. This...
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  By Ian Austen © The New York Times Co. PRINCETON, BRITISH COLUMBIA » With light drizzle in the air, a young woman wiped away tears as she stood on the veranda of a newly renovated gray and white house. Its toilets and other plumbing fixtures sat beside her. Most of the house’s contents we...
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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. One thing is certain when officials from OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing countries meet by teleconference Thursday to decide how much oil to produce in January they will want to try to make sure that last Friday’s sudden, sharp collapse in oil ...
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  By Cathy Bussewitz and Martha Irvine The Associated Press ARLINGTON, TEXAS » At a playground outside a North Texas day care, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. Just uphill, Total Energies is pumping for natural gas. The French energy g...
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  By Lisa Cutter and Kevin Priola Guest Commentary The news isn’t good when it comes to recycling and composting in Colorado. The Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) and Eco-cycle released their yearly State of Recycling and Composting report a few weeks ago and it turns out we...
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Posted by on in Solar
  By John Flesher The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS » Strolling his church’s rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn’t the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms peopl...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  Dwindling profits, high taxes spell end for small farms across Midwest By Alyssa Schukar © The New York Times Co. In his earliest memories of his family’s farm, Ethan Uhlir rides in an old truck with his grandfather Arden, feeding cattle and mending fences. Before Arden Uhlir’s death fiv...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By John Flesher The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. » It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Winter tick infestation i...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  Climate change threatens Smithsonian, artifacts By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » President Warren Harding’s blue silk pajamas. Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves. The Star-Spangled Banner. Scripts from the television show “M*A*S*H.” Nearly 2 million irrep...
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  By Mark Gilbert Bloomberg Opinion The climate crisis has provoked a debate about whether asset managers should disinvest from the most polluting companies or use their influence as shareholders to persuade firms to curb their carbon emissions. Unfortunately, the paucity of reliable and sta...
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  By Catrin Einhorn and Fred Ramos © The New York Times Co. As scientists planned an expedition in Mexico this fall to count one of the world’s most endangered animals, a shy porpoise called a vaquita, they dreaded the possibility that there would be none left to find. The last survey, in 20...
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Posted by on in Mining
By Louisa Willcox Writers on the Range This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most spectacular conservation victories in recent history: the defeat of a massive gold mine planned for the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park. Called the New World mine, it was proposed by the Canadian ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  I-25 tunnels expected to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions by 90% By John Aguilar The Denver Post PALMER LAKE » Trying to dodge and weave across six lanes of interstate highway traffic between Colorado’s two largest cities — where 87,000 vehicles a day move through at 75 mph — ...
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In a world of pandemic chaos, political strife and climate catastrophe, some would-be parents see the future as too dark to procreate By Alex Williams © The New York Times Co. Before she married her husband, Kiersten Little considered him ideal father material. “We were always under the mentality...
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  By Michael D. Shear © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » A decision by the Trump administration to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction from Washington left the agency with high vacancy rates as veteran employees — especially African-Americans — quit ra...
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By Brian Melley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia National Park...
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