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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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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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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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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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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post For drivers, shifting from gas to a zero-emissions electric vehicle means weighing steeper up-front costs against climate benefits and long-term money saved. EVs don’t need gas, and studies have found they typically require less maintenance, with no oil changes...
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  By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Volvo Cars one-upped larger rivals such as General Motors Co. and added momentum to the movement toward electric vehicles Tuesday by saying it would convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, no longer selling cars with internal combustion en...
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By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Six billion? Six shmillion. Exxon Mobil Corp.’s annual filing with the SEC, which dropped late Thursday, reveals the company debooked 6.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent in 2020, or almost 30% of its proved reserves. That’s a lot of oil and gas gone. Except...
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By Ali C.M. Watkins Biz West/Prairie Mountain Publishing Boulder County companies are weaving sustainable practices into their business models and paving avenues for their customers to do the same. City and county resources and a common love for recreation that characterizes the area are propellin...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post A decade ago when electric vehicles first appeared on Colorado car lots, buyers typically were green, the environmentalist hue, motivated to save children and other living things. Auto dealer Sean Tynan recalled a couple in their 50s, professors, inspecting a Nissa...
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    By Anita Snow The Associated Press PHOENIX » The Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least April, marking the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting efforts contam...
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By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. Something alarming is happening between our legs. Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg quality and mor...
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Low costs of wind and solar power helped renewables pass coal in electricity generation; gas remains the leader. By Dan Gearino February 26, 2021 In a year of pandemic illness and chaotic politics, there also was a major milestone in the transition to clean energy: U.S. renewable energy sour...
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  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’...
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Demise of Keystone XL igniting rush to ship oil-sands crude by rail By Robert Tuttle Bloomberg News President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline is sparking renewed interest in shipping Canadian oilsands crude by rail, and that comes with its own environmental risks. ...
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    By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. Something alarming is happening between our legs. Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg qua...
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By Bob Berwyn February 25, 2021 Inside Climate News  The change in the main ocean heat pump could bring more heat waves to Europe, increase sea level rise in North America and force fish to move farther north. Since the end of the last ice age, a swirling system of ocean-spanning curre...
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 Five board members, including the chair, who do not live in Texas will resign. A candidate for another position on the board has withdrawn his application. The vacancies will not immediately be filled. BY ERIN DOUGLAS AND MITCHELL FERMAN FEB. 23, 2021UPDATED: 23 HOURS AGO  Five board me...
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Coast-to-coast crises waiting to happen, TNYT   By Christopher Flavelle When extreme weather knocked out power and water in Texas last week, it represented a profound warning for the rest of the country: The nation’s vital infrastructure remains fundamenta...
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By Laura Sanicola, Erwin Seba NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frig...
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By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. CANADIAN, TEXAS » Adam Isaacs stood surrounded by cattle in an old pasture that had been overgrazed for years. Now it was a jumble of weeds. “Most people would want to get out here and start spraying it” with herbicides, he said. “My family use...
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