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By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Over the last 135 years, Exxon Mobil has survived hostile governments, ill-fated investments and the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill. Through it all, the oil company made bundles of money. But suddenly Exxon is slipping badly, its long lat...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Dustin Bleizeffer Writers on the Range As the rest of the West rushes to meet increasingly ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions, one state is moving in exactly the opposite direction. It’s Wyoming, which even wants to take on the coalfired generation that states such as Oregon and...
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  By Sara Loflin, LOGIC  Guest Commentary The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) just finalized the nation’s strongest rules to protect people and communities living near industrial oil and gas drilling. The rules follow best scientific research and are the result of i...
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  By Anita Snow The Associated Press GUADALUPE CANYON, ARIZ. » Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Wealthier and whiter neighborhoods stricken by wildfires are more likely to get help to reduce the risk of future fires, new data suggest, the latest evidence that racial and economic inequality leave some Americans more exposed to the ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Damien Cave © The New York Times Co. SYDNEY » China is forcing Australia to confront what many countries are concluding: The coal era is coming to an end. China officially has blocked coal imports from Australia after months of vague restrictions that dramatically slowed trade and st...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Earth Protect is made possible with the support of 2 wonderful companies which contribute to a sustainable future by how they do their work. They are Bill Hastings, Wind Hosting https://www.lunavi.com formerly GreenHouseData Shawn Mills.  Thanks and recommendations, these are gr...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
      By John Flesher The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. » Federal officials on Tuesday declared the monarch butterfly “a candidate” for threatened or endangered status, but said no action would be taken for several years because of the many other species already awaiting ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Scott Condon The Aspen Times Holy Cross Energy on Monday announced it will speed up its efforts to convert to 100% renewable sources. The electric cooperative unveiled its 100×30 initiative — providing 100% carbon- free electricity by 2030. Its previous goal was to achieve 70% clean energ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
5,000 drilling permits are pending heading toward Jan. 15 deadline By Judith Kohler The Denver Post With a raft of new oil and gas rules, now comes the tough part for companies and regulators alike. The rules kick in Jan. 15 and the industry and state will have to see which of the roughly 5,000 p...
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Posted by on in Solar
By Deborah Swearingen Boulder Daily Camera Two new community solar gardens will bring renewable energy to lowincome customers in Boulder County. Xcel Energy is partnering with Pivot Energy and Energy Outreach Colorado to build the combined 4-megawatt gardens at the Valmont Generating Station. The...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Candice Choi 12/16/2020 The Associated Press NEW YORK » U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption. But the company behind it says there are no imminent plans to sell it fo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
TNYT, Dec. 16, 2020   They are the only plant species in California honored and protected by national parks that bear their names. They attract crowds from around the world. But 2020 was not a good year for the coast redwood, the Joshua tree or the giant sequoia. Already under long-term thre...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  Dino Grandoni Dec. 10, 2020 at 5:54 a.m. MST with Alexandra Ellerbeck Joe Biden just picked one of his most important — if unheralded — Cabinet members when it comes to enacting his agenda on climate change. Tom Vilsack, who ran the Agriculture Department for eight years under Presid...
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  A new report shows the scale of lending and underwriting to fossil-fuel companies since the signing of the Paris agreement. By Todd Gillespie December 9, 2020, 9:00 PM MST Almost five years after countries signed the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, financial institutions are s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Mimi Madrid Columnist for The Denver Post Love thy neighbor or so the teaching goes. Unless you are an oil giant, then you can belch poisonous gas in thy neighborhood and walk away. Offer a string of weak apologies, pay out a $9 million settlement, and repeat business as usual. Suncor, the...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Aniruddha Ghosal The Associated Press NEW DELHI » India is facing two public health emergencies simultaneously: badly polluted air and the pandemic. And Surinder Singh, a bus driver in the capital New Delhi, is trapped between them both. In previous years, the government encouraged more pe...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Andrew E. Kramer © The New York Times Co. MOSCOW » With a momentary hiss of gas escaping a canister, the limp red balloon suddenly came to life, filled with helium. After a practiced twirl of her fingers, Anastasia Bukhiyeva, an employee at a party supply shop in Moscow, attached a s...
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By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion The Mukluk well, drilled in the unforgiving waters north of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay, is the stuff of awful legend in oil circles. When it came up dry in 1983 after $2 billion had been sunk, some surmised oil had definitely been there at one point but perhaps shifted ...
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Posted by on in Food
By Zachary Small © The New York Times The installation of steak grown from human cells at the Design Museum in London was intended to criticize the meat industry’s rising use of living cells from animals. It ended up triggering a roiling debate about bioethics and the pitfalls of artistic critique. ...
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