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Posted by on in Oil Spill
    By Blacki Migliozzi and Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Ever since a pipeline failure caused at least 126,000 gallons of oil to spill into the Pacific Ocean, threatening a fragile coastal ecosystem and forcing some of Southern California’s most popular beaches to close, off...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  By David Keyton, Frank Jordans and Christina Larson The Associated Press STOCKHOLM » Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding an ingenious and environmentally cleaner way to build molecules — an approach now used to make a variety of compounds, in...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  By Haven Daley The Associated Press BENICIA, CALIF. » , and in parched California, some homeowners are buying the pricey devices. The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to chill air, then collect water drops in a basin. “Our motto is, water from air isn’t magi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration Wednesday announced it would restore climate change protections to the nation’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act, which former President Donald Trump had weakened to speed the ap...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  WASHINGTON » Much of the world is unprepared for the floods, hurricanes and droughts expected to worsen with climate change and urgently needs better warning systems to avert water-related disasters, according to a report by the United Nations’ weather agency. Global water managem...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  By Lauren Hirsch © The New York Times Co. Engine No. 1, the activist investment firm that made its name by successfully taking on Exxon Mobil, announced Monday that it has taken a stake in General Motors. Unlike its bruising battle with Exxon, the purchase was pitched as a show of support ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  STOCKHOLM » Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change. Syukuro Manabe, originally from Japan, and Klaus Has...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
      By Stefanie Dazio, Matthew Brown and Brian Melley The Associated Press LONG BEACH, CALIF. » Evidence emerged Tuesday that a ship’s anchor snagged and dragged an underwater pipeline that ruptured and spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Souther...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Charif Souki, who founded the biggest U.S. natural gas-export firm and now chairs another called Tellurian Inc., isn’t known for mincing words. And he didn’t disappoint when tackling the issue of methane emissions at a recent event hosted...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to fall before autumn even arrives. Extreme weather events like hurricanes that strip trees of their leaves altogether. For a cheery au...
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Posted by on in Transportation
    There’s Amazon Prime, and then there’s moving cargo by schooner By Alexandra Marvar © The New York Times Co. The clouds swirled, the wind roared and the waves beat at the hull of the schooner Apollonia, but the ship stayed its course down the Hudson River in New York. Captained by ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. » Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach an...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  By Amanda Little Bloomberg Opinion Vertical farming, a system for growing food without soil or sun that for decades has thrived mainly in sci-fi films and the International Space Station, is going mainstream. AeroFarms is poised to be the first vertical-farming startup to be listed on the...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Institute for Cultural Evolution August 31, 2021     Overview of Our Climate Change Policy Proposal The original impetus for the founding of the Institute for Cultural Evolution in 2012 was to help reduce public resistance to meaningful action on the climate crisis. But after work...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By John Aguilar The Denver Post In the face of unrelenting development across Colorado, state officials on Wednesday rolled out a plan that aims to preserve as much land — and provide as many migration routes as possible — for the state’s declining big game populations. The report, dubbed the Big...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct. It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give u...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Shannon Francis The Denver Post, Guest Commentary Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and President Joe Biden promised to expand the protections of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase national monuments. We are still waiting, and with the current allowances of the oil and gas indus...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post State health officials say they don’t have enough guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency to know when to estimate whether smaller polluters in Colorado exceed air quality limits on particulates, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. That lack of...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Matt Phillips © The New York Times Co. Living on the South Carolina coast means living under the threat of dangerous weather during storm season. But the added peril of the pandemic made Ann Freeman nervous. “What do I do if there’s an evacuation or there’s a storm, and you have all this coron...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
    By Jon Murray The Denver Post City leaders aim to make Denver International Airport “one of the greenest airports in the world,” but dozens of oil and gas wells that dot its sprawling landscape stand as clear contradictions of that goal. Now DIA says it will permanently plug those...
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