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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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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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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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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Christina Larson The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and it still works, producing a deep, plaintive bleat, like a foghorn from the distant past. The shell was found during the 1931...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Chris Buckley and Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Emissions from China of a banned gas that harms Earth’s ozone layer have sharply declined after increasing for several years, two teams of scientists said Wednesday, a sign that the Beijing government had made good on vows to crack d...
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  POWER CAPACITY By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electric utility, has reached a significant milestone for how much wind energy capacity is in its system. Xcel is now one of only two energy companies in the country to have the capability of producin...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post COLORADO SPRINGS » Leaders of Colorado’s second-most populous city this week are taking first steps toward retiring their central coal-fired power plant that for decades has belched more than a million tons of air pollution a year, teaming with General Electric ...
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  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Tighter spending and the focus on free cash flow that were prevalent in the oil and gas industry before the pandemic are expected to continue even as demand and prices start to rise, two analysts said. The COVID-19 outbreak, a glut of oil and a price war b...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
 By Phil McKenna February 10, The whodunit began when scientists caught a whiff of an unexpected climate super-pollutant in the air in 2018, which spurred a global investigation to find its source. A subsequent crackdown on illegal production of the banned chemical has resulted in a return...
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By Veronica Penney © The New York Times Co. The share of energy generated from coal has dropped more sharply during the coronavirus pandemic than that of any other power source, according to a new report Monday that looked at coal demand in some of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse ga...
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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the drippy, sneezy onslaught of pollen season around St. Patrick’s Day. That was about 40 years ago. Now he tells the...
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Posted by on in Animals
    BERLIN » It fits on a human fingertip, but this chameleon could make a big splash. Scientists from Madagascar and Germany say a newly discovered species of chameleon is a contender for the title of world’s smallest reptile. Frank Glaw, who was part of the international team of rese...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Weld Co. couple’s house is demolished, farm dug up to clean contamination after leak By Judith Kohler The Denver Post For years, Julie and Mark Nygren have hosted school children on field trips to their farm near Johnstown. But recent visitors to their property saw what looked more like a strip m...
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    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » During his presidential campaign, President Joe Biden said the United States should mobilize $20 billion to stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and impose “significant economic consequences” if deforestation...
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