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  By Dionne Searcey © The New York Times Co. RAWLINS, WYO. » The coal-layered underground helped bring settlers to this scrubby, windwhipped part of southern Wyoming, where generations found a steady paycheck in the mines and took pride in powering the nation. But now, it is energy from the...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
If you’re like me, you know that getting rid of your car is one of the best things you can do for the climate, and also that you will never do it. This is a car-oriented country, and a car-oriented time. But in 2019, the private cars and light trucks that ordinary people drive for work and shopping ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Lisa W. Foderaro © The New York Times Co. For the planet, the year without tourists was a curse and a blessing. With flights canceled, cruise ships mothballed and vacations largely scrapped, carbon emissions plummeted. Wildlife that usually kept a low profile amid a crush of tourists in va...
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Posted by on in Animals
 text by Helen H. Richardson The Denver Post Spring is arriving in the San Luis Valley on the wings of the sandhill cranes and other migratory birds such as Canada geese and ducks as they migrate through southern Colorado. The valley is rich with wildlife and open land, offering refuge t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Federal forest firefighter Ben McLane got a visceral feel for the West’s intensifying wildfire predicament when his 20-man Hotshot crew rolled into Colorado last summer and faced the lightning-sparked Pine Gulch blaze — flames racing across bone-dry land and,...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Aman Azhar March 15, 2021 For Vicki Cruz, a social worker who lives in the Magnolia Park section of Houston, her health situation couldn’t have gotten a whole lot worse since she came down with Covid-19 over Christmas.  And then it did, when a hard freeze and snowstorm hit Texas last ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    As the Biden administration begins the daunting job of rebuilding U.S. climate policy, it has gotten help from an unexpected, and perhaps unlikely, source—the federal courts. In Biden’s first few weeks in office, federal judges scrapped the Trump administration’s weak power plant pol...
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Posted by on in Animals
TOKYO » Scientists have discovered the ultimate case of regeneration: Some decapitated sea slugs can regrow hearts and whole new bodies. This “wonder of nature,” reported in a biology journal on Monday, could eventually help scientists better understand and tackle regeneration of human tissue. One...
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  By Matthew Brown and John Flesher The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration on Monday reversed a policy imposed under former President Donald Trump that drastically weakened the government’s power to enforce a century-old law that protects most U.S. bird species. ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Hannah Levitt Bloomberg News Wells Fargo & Co. joined rivals in pledging to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades. The fourth largest U.S. lender said Monday it aims to reach that goal, which includes its financed emissions, by 2050. It will also deploy $500 bi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
EMISSIONS By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. During more than three decades in the oil and gas business, Andy Lane has managed the construction of enormous facilities for extracting and transporting natural gas, in places such as Trinidad and Indonesia. Now he is working in his nat...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Matthew Brown and Iris Samuels The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push t...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The Greek Island Where Renewable Energy and Hybrid Cars Rule Islands, which usually lack fossil fuel resources, have become places for experimentation with new energy sources. Tilos is now the first island in southern Europe to build a hybrid power station with battery storage. By Kerin Hope Marc...
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Posted by on in Animals
    At more than 70 years young, Wisdom, the world’s oldest known banded wild bird, is taking on the challenge of motherhood again. An egg laid by Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, late last year on a speck of land in the Pacific Ocean hatched at the beginning of last month, the U.S. Fish and...
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Posted by on in Food
By Candice Choi The Associated Press NEW YORK » Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout. It’s a familiar routine for many — and indicative of habits that contribute to a global food waste problem that a new United Nations report says needs to be better m...
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By Lesley Evans Ogden © The New York Times Co. As they prowl the oceans, sharks aren’t just hunting. Some of them are glowing. And now researchers have identified the largest glow-in-thedark species with a spine — on land or sea — that has ever been found. A study published last week in Frontiers...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The company wants to walk away from almost 200 mining permits in four states, potentially leaving thousands of acres of environmentally damaged land. By James Bruggers March 3, 2021 A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia could soon decide whether to allow the Blackjewel coal min...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Darren Woods rarely makes headlines even though he is the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the oil company that some people consider a top environmental villain and others think of as a vital engine of the U.S. economy. Few have taken serio...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Paul J. Weber and David Koenig The Associated Press AUSTIN, TEXAS » The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power, which was needed urgently as the state’s ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Hiroko Tabuchi and Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. Around the world, governments and automakers are promoting electric vehicles as a key technology to curb oil use and fight climate change. General Motors has said it aims to stop selling new gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 20...
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