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By Iliana Mier and Elena Becatoros The Associated Press ARKITSA, GREECE » Firefighters and residents battled into the night Monday for a seventh day against a massive fire on Greece’s second-largest island as the nation endured what the prime minister described as “a natural disaster of unpreceden...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Heather Murphy © The New York Times Co. Will civilization as we know it end in the next 100 years? Will there be any functioning places left? These questions might sound like the stuff of dystopian fiction. But if recent headlines about extreme weather, climate change, the ongoing pandemic and ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
   The Denver Post August 7, 2021  By Anders F. Fremstad Guest Commentary Many of us have publicly supported this position before. Why are we doing so again now? Global climate change has reached crisis status, requiring immediate national action. President Joe Biden has called fo...
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An aircraft drops water during a wildfire Thursday in the Kryoneri area of Athens, Greece. Fires also plagued Turkey’s southern coast for a ninth day Thursday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate by land and sea overnight. Hundreds of square miles of forest burned as more than 180 fires blazed a...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Soon after Joe Biden, then a presidential candidate, released his $2 trillion climate plan last year that promised to escalate the use of clean energy in the United States, the world’s major oil and gas groups dialed up their presence on Facebook....
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    By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. The Biden administration Thursday announced a record injection of money to help communities gird against the effects of climate change, as disasters continue to pummel the United States. The new funds — $3.5 billion in grants to sta...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Tom Krisher and Aamer Madhani Administration eyes mileage, emissions and sales of EVs The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Declaring the U.S. must “move fast” to win the car-making future, President Joe Biden on Thursday touted a commitment from the auto industry to make electric vehicl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By The Associated Press GREENVILLE, CALIF. » The state’s largest wildfire continued to grow Wednesday while thousands of firefighters prepared for a tougher fight as dangerous weather returns. A red flag warning was issued through Thursday because of hot, bone-dry conditions with w...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Inside Climate NewsInside Clean Energy: Renewables are up and coal is down in most places, at a time of major changes in how we produce electricity. (extracted) By Dan Gearino August 5, 2021 The Energy Information Administration reported last week that, for the first time the US used more re...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, NEV. » U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. The B...
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Posted by on in Human Health
By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. Extreme heat causes many times more workplace injuries than official records capture, and those injuries are concentrated among the poorest workers, new research suggests, the latest evidence of how climate change worsens inequality. Hotter days do...
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Posted by on in Food
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press LONDON » Tiziana Di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil and something a bit more unusual — ground acheta domesticus, better known as cricket powder. Di Costanzo is an edible insect entrepre...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. The Toyota Prius hybrid was a milestone in the history of clean cars, attracting millions of buyers worldwide who could do their part for the environment while saving money on gasoline. But in recent months, Toyota, one of the world’s largest automakers,...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A showdown that has been building for several years on Colorado’s High Plains could come to a head as cities and counties take aim at trying to make room for two of the state’s major industries: home building and oil and gas. The state recently approved new buffer...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  WASHINGTON » With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “The lifecycle of Emperor penguins is tied to having stable ...
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Mudslides stranded more than 100 people overnight-closure of highway from mud slides continues  By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is expected to remain closed through the weekend after a fast-moving storm blew through the area, causing flash floods and ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
  By Katie Langford Daily Camera The rate at which trees die in Colorado’s subalpine forests tripled over the past four decades and is linked to rising temperatures and less moisture, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. Researchers studied more than 5,000 tre...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman and Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, where she used climate models to help coastal communities plan for rising seas. She said she was demoralized af...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Agya K. Aning August 1, 2021 InsideClimatenews.org Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional environmentalism, flourishing in academia and wending through public discourse, the environmental justice movement has now achieved unprecedent...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Denise Chow For decades, Earth’s energy system has been out of whack. Stability in Earth's climate hinges on a delicate balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off in rec...
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