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Demise of Keystone XL igniting rush to ship oil-sands crude by rail By Robert Tuttle Bloomberg News President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline is sparking renewed interest in shipping Canadian oilsands crude by rail, and that comes with its own environmental risks. ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
    By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. Something alarming is happening between our legs. Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg qua...
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By Bob Berwyn February 25, 2021 Inside Climate News  The change in the main ocean heat pump could bring more heat waves to Europe, increase sea level rise in North America and force fish to move farther north. Since the end of the last ice age, a swirling system of ocean-spanning curre...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
 Five board members, including the chair, who do not live in Texas will resign. A candidate for another position on the board has withdrawn his application. The vacancies will not immediately be filled. BY ERIN DOUGLAS AND MITCHELL FERMAN FEB. 23, 2021UPDATED: 23 HOURS AGO  Five board me...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Coast-to-coast crises waiting to happen, TNYT   By Christopher Flavelle When extreme weather knocked out power and water in Texas last week, it represented a profound warning for the rest of the country: The nation’s vital infrastructure remains fundamenta...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Laura Sanicola, Erwin Seba NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frig...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. CANADIAN, TEXAS » Adam Isaacs stood surrounded by cattle in an old pasture that had been overgrazed for years. Now it was a jumble of weeds. “Most people would want to get out here and start spraying it” with herbicides, he said. “My family use...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Zach Montague,© The New York Times Co. As Americans continue to weather the pandemic, the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by the federal government in December brought an unexpected and lasting gift: a new national park. The 5,593-page spending package included a raft ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Mead Gruver The Associated Press CHEYENNE » Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died more than 30 years ago. The slinky predator named Elizabeth Ann, born Dec. 10 and announced Thursday, is cute as a bu...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report says. Unlike past U...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
    By Paul J. Weber The Associated Press AUSTIN, TEXAS » Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze continued to mount Wednesday as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity ...
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By David Leonhardt The New York Times, 2-17-   Much of the Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow. Texas continues to endure frigid weather and electricity outages. Another winter storm is spreading across much of the country. Today, snow or freezing rain may fall on Washington, New...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS » Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes, have been rescuing cold stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in a South Texas resort town. “Every 15 minutes or less there’s another truck or SUV that pulls u...
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Posted by on in Wind
By Julian Lee Bloomberg Opinion Green energy isn’t to blame for Texas’s power problems. It’s the state’s exceptionalism that has made the situation worse than it might otherwise have been. Loud voices, from that of Gov. Greg Abbott on down, are being raised against renewable energy, blaming wind ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
BY JIM MOTAVALLI | FEB 15 2021 In case you missed it, General Motors made headlines around the world last month when it announced that it was on track to eventually abandon the internal combustion engine. “General Motors to Eliminate Gasoline and Diesel Light-Duty Cars and ...
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BY SANDRA CUFFE | FEB 16 2021 Francisco could have left his home in northeastern Honduras for any number of reasons. The coronavirus pandemic and related lockdown measures had put an end to his work as a bricklayer's assistant, which had earned him $8 a day. Two hurricanes then swept through the re...
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Posted by on in Green Design
      By Pan Pylas The Associated Press LONDON » Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines. Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Indian conglomerate ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. LONDON » Britain’s Supreme Court said Friday that a group of about 50,000 Nigerian farmers and fishermen could bring a case in London’s High Court against Royal Dutch Shell over years of oil spills in the Niger Delta that have polluted the...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Naureen S Malik February 12, 2021, 3:00 AM MST, Bloomberg Green  Equipment and software operated by GHGSat picked up eight simultaneous plumes Methane leaks from at least eight natural gas pipelines and unlit flares in central Turkmenistan earlier this month released as much as 10,000 kil...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday made the boldest statement among its peers about the waning of the oil age, saying that its oil production had reached a high in 2019 and was now likely to gradually decline. Shell’s “total oil production peaked in 2019” a...
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