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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press What’s considered officially “dangerous heat” in coming decades likely will hit much of the world at least three times more often as climate change worsens, according to a new study. In much of Earth’s wealthy mid-latitudes, spiking temperatures and humidit...
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By Mujib Mashal and Hari Kumar © The New York Times Co. KARNAL, INDIA » Inside a shed in the northern Indian state of Haryana, the sound of flutes floated softly from loudspeakers. The audience, grazing silently, was dozens of cows, the unwitting subjects of an experiment in music therapy. The or...
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By Mike Ives © The New York Times Co. The dugong, a species of socalled sea cow that roams the ocean floor in Asia and Africa and is said to have inspired ancient legends of mermaids, has been spotted off China’s southern coast for centuries. But not lately. A new study suggests the dugong has be...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Fabiola Sánchez and Mark Stevenson The Associated Press MEXICO CITY » As hopes faded of rescuing 10 men trapped in a flooded Mexican coal mine, evidence mounted that the current administration’s populist policies have driven the revival of the dangerous, primitive mines that continue claiming l...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. » Denise Vaccaro bought her home on the Jersey Shore more than 20 years ago, charmed by the little beach at the end of a sandy spit on Barnegat Bay where she could sit and read while listening to the waves and enjoying the cool breezes. That home was destroyed 10 years ago in S...
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By Mark Schiefelbein The Associated Press CHONGQING, CHINA » Ships crept down the middle of the Yangtze on Friday after China’s driest summer in six decades left one of the mightiest rivers barely half its normal width and set off a scramble to contain the damage to a weak economy in a politically...
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By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » Conservationists who are suing to block a geothermal power plant where an endangered toad lives in western Nevada are now seeking U.S. protection for a rare butterfly at another geothermal project the developer plans near the Oregon line. The Cent...
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  By Talmon Joseph Smith © The New York Times Co. Inside a colossal new plant, about 13 football fields long, the employees of SK Battery America are at work 24/7, essential players in the high-stakes early days of a worldwide battle to build the motors of the future. The sweeping new clima...
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NETHERLANDS Dairy farmers are up in arms over emission cuts By Claire Moses © The New York Times Co. WOUDENBERG, NETHERLANDS » The dairy farmers of the Netherlands have set fire to hay and manure along highways, dumped trash on roads to create traffic jams and blockaded food distribution center...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Federal deadline passes without a deal to cut water use; what now? By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Trillions of gallons of water must be saved from the drying Colorado River to avoid the worst-case scenario brought on by drought, climate change and overuse, federal officials announced this summe...
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By Nicholas Bakalar © The New York Times Co. Chimpanzees design and use tools. That is well known. But is it possible that they also use medicines to treat their own and others’ injuries? A new report suggests they do. Since 2005, researchers have been studying a community of 45 chimpanzees in th...
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By Simon Romero © The New York Times Co. ANDERSON, ALASKA » In the wilds north of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, the U.S. military built a radar installation near Russian airspace during the Cold War, to detect incoming ballistic missiles in the event of a nuclear strike. As drought dr...
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By Oscar Lopez © The New York Times Co. MEXICO CITY » On a recent scorching afternoon in his home state of Tabasco, the president of Mexico celebrated his government’s latest triumph: a new oil refinery. Although not yet operational, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hailed the refinery as a ...
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By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS » A U.N. investigator says contemporary forms of slavery are widely practiced around the world, including forced labor for China’s Uyghur minority, bonded labor for the lowest caste Dalits in South Asia, and domestic servitude in Gulf countri...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Matthew Brown and Michael Phillis The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The U.S. oil industry hit a legal roadblock in January when a judge struck down a $192 million oil and natural gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico over future global warming emissions from burning the fuels. It came at a ...
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By Mead Gruver The Associated Press GILLETTE, WYO. » The rolling prairie lands of northeastern Wyoming have been a paradise of lush, knee-deep grass for sheep, cattle and pronghorn antelope this summer. But it’s a different green — greener energy — that geologist Fred McLaughlin seeks as he drill...
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By Carl Zimmer © The New York Times Co. A team of scientists has found a cheap, effective way to destroy so-called forever chemicals, compounds that pose a global threat to human health. The chemicals — known as PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are found in a spectrum of products, a...
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By Seth Borenstein   The Associated Press   Clean energy incentives in the new spending package signed this week by President Joe Biden will trim America’s emissions of heat-trapping gases by about 1.1 billion tons by 2030, a new Department of Energy analysis shows.   The first ...
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By Nick Coltrain The Denver Post With the conservation-aimed CORE Act stalled in Congress — having passed the House of Representatives four times but deadlocked in an evenly divided Senate — leading Colorado Democrats are now pushing President Joe Biden to pursue executive action. On Tuesday, Sen...
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  By Jane Margolies © The New York Times Co. NEW YORK » Worried about higher temperatures, more frequent and intense rainfall and rising seas that are nibbling away at New York’s coastal edges, the City Council enacted Local Law 97 in 2019 as part of a pioneering legislative package aimed at...
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