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Posted by on in Solar
  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Government and financial analysts are predicting what industry representatives say they see happening on the ground: 2022 is likely to be a big year for solar energy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said it expects nearly half of new energy gene...
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Posted by on in Animals
Five hundred meters below the ice covering Antarctica’s Weddell Sea sits the world’s largest known colony of breeding fish, a new study finds. An estimated 60 million active nests of a type of icefish stretch across at least 240 square kilometers, nearly the size of Orlando, Fla. Many fish create n...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Thomas Peipert The Associated Press The sight can be jarring during extreme drought: snowmaking guns lined up on a mountainside, blasting precious crystal flakes on a ski run while the rest of the land goes thirsty. Snowpack in the U.S. West has decreased by about 20% in the last century, maki...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Older Americans who regularly breathe even low levels of pollution from smokestacks, automobile exhaust, wildfires and other sources face a greater chance of dying early, according to a major study released Wednesday. Research...
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Posted by on in Wind
    By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Wind energy projects are being proposed around the world to help meet climate goals, but the largest maker of turbines is finding that supply chain issues and pandemic lockdowns are hampering wind farm construction and hurting financial resu...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Gas stoves are contributing more to global warming than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks while they’re off, a new study found. The same study that tested emissions around stoves in homes raised new concerns about indoor air ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  With 192 lasers and temperatures more than three times hotter than the center of the sun, scientists hit — at least for a fraction of a second — a key milestone on the long road toward nearly pollution-free fusion energy. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermo...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, after a “Journey to Justi...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  PALLAKKADU, SRI LANKA » Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead last weekend. About 20 elephants have died in the past eight years after consuming plastic tr...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Europeans bought more electric cars than diesels in December — a stunning illustration of the growing popularity of battery power and the decline of diesel, which was once the most popular engine option in Europe. More than 20% of new cars sold in Europe and...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Brady McCombs and Mead Gruver The Associated Press KEMMERER, WYO. » In this sleepy Wyoming town that has relied on coal for over a century, a company founded by the man who revolutionized personal computing is launching an ambitious project to counter climate change: a nationwide reboot of nucl...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Karen Weise and Neal E. Boudette © The New York Times Co. In the fall, Jeff Bezos tweeted praise for Rivian, a startup under contract to make 100,000 electric delivery vans for Amazon, and its founder, R.J. Scaringe, calling him “one of the greatest entrepreneurs I’ve ever met.” Then, Bezos wo...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
    By Neil Vigdor © The New York Times Co. An underwater mapping project recently took an unexpected twist off the coast of Tahiti, where deep-sea explorers said last week that they had discovered a sprawling coral reef resembling a bed of roses that appeared to be largely unscathed b...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Measure introduced in 2020 after years of residents’ complaints By Drew Costley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealers...
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Posted by on in Wind
  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Oil giants such as BP and Shell, as well as Iberdrola, the Spanish utility, look like the big winners in Scotland’s first offshore wind auction, whose results were announced Monday. If the proposed wind farms are constructed, they would triple Brit...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  Colorado receives help from feds for charging infrastructure as electric vehicle sales continue to grow By John Aguilar The Denver Post BOULDER » With electric vehicle registrations in November eclipsing 10% of all new Colorado vehicle registrations for the first time and $57 million in f...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Earth simmered to the sixth-hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. agencies...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Matthew Brown and Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” wh...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Exxon Mobil, under increasing pressure from investors to address climate change, announced Tuesday that it had the “ambition” to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 2050. The oil company, the largest in the U...
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Posted by on in Mining
    By John Bartlett © The New York Times Co. SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, CHILE » Plans to expand lithium mining in Chile, the world’s second-largest producer, hit political roadblocks this week, raising new questions about supplies of a metal that is in high demand as the world transitions...
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