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Wake Americans up to climate change By Nicholas Goldberg Los Angeles Times Why is the greatest threat to the planet of so little concern to most Americans? It’s shocking, frankly, that global warming ranks 24th on a list of 29 issues that voters say they will think about when deciding whom to vo...
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By The Associated Press FORESTHILL, CALIF. » Firefighters made progress against a huge Northern California wildfire that was still growing and threatening thousands of mountain homes on Sunday, while crews also battled major blazes that blanketed large swaths of Oregon and Washington in smoke. The...
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By Brittany Peterson and Suman Naishadham The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » On a recent, scorching afternoon in the city, off-road vehicles cruised up and down a stretch of dry riverbed where normally the Rio Grande flows. The drivers weren’t thrill-seekers, but biologists hoping to save as many ...
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Natural gas operator fined $3.25M By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post A Weld County natural gas operator will pay a $3.25 million fine and spend more than $1.5 million to upgrade one of its plants to reduce harmful air emissions in an agreement with the state, the U.S. Department of Justice and th...
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By Brittany Peterson and Matthew Brown The Associated Press DECKERS » Dripping flaming fuel, a line of workers slowly descends a steep, snow-covered hillside above central Colorado’s South Platte River, torching piles of woody debris that erupt into flames shooting two stories high. It’s winter i...
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By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post The long-standing lawsuit, in which three Colorado governments argue that the energy corporations Suncor and ExxonMobil “knowingly and substantially contributed to the climate crisis,” must remain in state court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling marks th...
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    By Ellen Knickmeyer, Emily Swanson and Nathan Ellgren The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increas...
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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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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has reached its minimum extent following the summer melt season, and coverage is not as low as it has been in recent years, scientists said Wednesday. The National Snow and Ice Data Center, at the University of Colorad...
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    By Matthew Daly and Christina Larson The Associated Press WASHINGTON » What did the world learn at Joe Biden’s global summit about his vision of the battle to save the world’s climate? For two days, Biden and his team of climate experts pressed his case that tackling global warmin...
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    By Somini Sengupta © The New York Times Co. How does a country deal with climate disasters when it is drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among do...
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By John Flesher The Associated Press MECOSTA, MICH. » For generations, Brian Sackett’s family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips found on grocery shelves in much of the eastern U.S. About 25% of the nation’s potato chips get their start in Michigan, where reliably cool air during Se...
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By Alex Burness The Denver Post Despite increasing acceptance of the science of climate change across the state, what to do about it remains a politically sensitive question. Colorado, as in the world in general, is getting hotter, drier and increasingly susceptible to floods and wildfires, a...
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The Denver Post eEdition, Judith Kohler, June 17, 2020 Colorado and the country continue to lose clean energy jobs by the thousands since the coronavirus began spreading, a national industry group said Monday. A new analysis by E2, Environmental Entrepreneurs, said the industry lost 27,000 job...
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Apr 1, 2020 Conservation International  Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world at lightning speed, infecting more than 900,000 people and killing more than 40,000 people to date. Protecting nature will be critical to preventing future pandemics, some scientists say. W...
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“I’m not the kind of person who celebrates birthdays,” Greta Thunberg said as she turned 17 on Friday, marking the occasion in inimitable style - with a seven-hour hour protest outside the Swedish parliament. The climate activist braved winter conditions in her native Stockholm to continue the week...
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"They are finally treating the crisis like a crisis," said 14-year-old New Yorker and climate striker Alexandria Villaseñor. Climate advocates celebrated Thursday after New York City's public school system announced it would excuse the absences of students who have a parent's permission to ...
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Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside — "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says. The young Swedish activist joined a large crowd of protesters who had gathered outside, calling for immediate action to help th...
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Paris (AFP) - Climate change combined with galloping tropical deforestation is cutting off wildlife from life-saving cooler climes, heightening the risk of extinction, researchers said Monday. Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plan...
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UNITED NATIONS — Hunger is growing and the world is not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030 and meet other U.N. goals, mainly because progress is being undermined by the impact of climate change and increasing inequality, a U.N. report said Tuesday. The report on progress toward achieving the 1...
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