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  By Brian Melley The Associated Press SEQUOIA CREST, CALIF. » Ashtyn Perry was barely as tall as the shovel she stomped into barren ground where a wildfire last year ravaged the California mountain community of Sequoia Crest and destroyed dozens of its signature behemoth trees. The 13-year...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration is planning to sell oil and gas leases on huge tracts of public land in the U.S. West, despite the Interior Department’s conclusion that doing so could cost society billions of dollars in climate change impacts, accor...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Having pledged to produce carbon- free electricity by 2050, Xcel Energy has a new goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions from its natural gas operations in the same timeframe. Xcel Energy, the largest electric utility in Colorado, said...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press GLASGOW, SCOTLAND » World leaders turned up the heat and resorted to end-of-the-world rhetoric Monday in an attempt to bring new urgency to sputtering international climate negotiations. The metaphors were dramatic and mixed at the start of the t...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems. Together, the United States, the Europe...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. ABINGDON, ENGLAND » Harnessing fusion energy into something commercially viable — and maybe, ultimately, a clean source of power that replaces fossil fuels for centuries to come — has long been considered by some as the ultimate moonshot. But in...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Benjamin Franta The Conversation Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Zeke Miller and Josh Boak The Associated Press ROME » President Joe Biden said Sunday a new U.S. and European Union trade agreement would crack down on “dirty steel” that produces carbon emissions that are blamed for climate change and also patch up a trans-Atlantic rift over ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press World leaders have been meeting for 29 years to try to curb global warming, and in that time Earth has become a much hotter and deadlier planet. Trillions of tons of ice have disappeared over that period, the burning of fossil fuels has spewed billions of t...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. ABINGDON, ENGLAND » Harnessing fusion energy into something commercially viable — and maybe, ultimately, a clean source of power that replaces fossil fuels for centuries to come — has long been considered by some as the ultimate moonshot. But inve...
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Revving       By Noam Scheiber and Akilah Townsend © The New York Times Co. NORMAL, ILL. » When he bought a construction contractor called Weber Electric in 2018, Josh Mosier inherited about 20 employees. By the end of the next year, he was up to about 100 employees. By the spri...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Lucas High BizWest Homebuilders must now take into account the locations of plugged and abandoned oil and gas wells when working in Broomfield. The City Council, on an 8-1 vote Tuesday, approved a measure that requires a 250-foot reverse setback between plugged wells and residential developmen...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
CHINA OFFERS FEW NEW CLIMATE TARGETS BEFORE U.N. CONFERENCE China is offering no significant new goals for reducing climatechanging emissions before the U.N. climate summit set to start next week in Glasgow, Scotland. China, the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases t...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    By Hiroko Tabuchi and Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. Executives of some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies — Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell — are set to appear before a congressional committee Thursday to address accusations that the industry spent millions of...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
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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Posted by on in Climate Change
    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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Posted by on in Climate Change
  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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Posted by on in Climate Change
  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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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  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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Posted by on in Climate Change
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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