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    By Coral Davenport, Henry Fountain and Lisa Friedman © The New York Times WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, unspooling a signature achievement of the Trump presidency and delivering on a promise by...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to cut the pollution from fossil fuels that is driving climate change, his administration quietly has taken actions this month that will guarantee the drilling and burning of oil and gas for decad...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado’s push to combat light pollution so more residents can see stars at night has gained momentum, with four more towns — including Naturita, Nucla and Crestone — winning dark sky designations and others expanding their efforts. The advocates of also establish...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators. The...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Cathy Bussewitz Associated Press NEW YORK » Exxon Mobil’s shareholders have voted to replace at least two of the company’s 12 board members with directors who are seen as better suited to fight climate change, bolster Exxon’s finances and guide it through a transition to cleaner energy. The re...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press SALEM, ORE. » Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush. The firefighters weren’t there to extinguish the fire. T...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Lululemon is making yoga pants to accompany our mindful habits with dirty coal powered electricity in Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. While the yoga pants maker is busy encouraging its customers to “live like your life depends on it,” Lululemon is putting the lives of its factory workers and the heal...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A new study has found that since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, our oceans have suffered from a 30 percent increase in the rate of plastics dumped into the water.1 The United States already generates more plastic trash than any other country, and it's more urgent than ever that we stop ...
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Posted by on in Wind
    By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The notion of wind farms churning in the Pacific Ocean, creating clean energy to power homes and businesses, has long been dismissed because of logistical challenges posed by a deep ocean floor and opposition from t...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Federal officials have proposed expanding the area along Colorado’s Front Range where air quality violates national health standards for ground-level ozone pollution, saying Wednesday they want to add the northern half of Weld County. This Environmental Protect...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
More than one-third of the world’s heat deaths each year are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the human cost of climate change. But scientists say that’s only a sliver of climate’s overall toll — even more people die from other extreme weather amplified by ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
    By Caleb Jones The Associated Press HONOLULU » “Ghost nets” from unknown origins drift among the Pacific’s currents, threatening sea creatures and littering shorelines with the entangled remains of what they kill. Lost or discarded at sea, sometimes decades ago, this fishing gear ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday proposed federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken, saying its habitat across Colorado and four other states is in danger of becoming more fragmented and the effects of climate change and...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Plaintiffs in the suit call the first instance of a judge ordering an oil giant to comply with the Paris climate agreement “a turning point in history.” By Kristoffer Tigue, Dan Gearino May 26, 2021 In a landmark ruling being hailed by climate activists as “game-changing,” a Dutch court...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
ExxonMobil has spent the last six months locked in a battle for its future, ever since a small investment firm launched a long-shot bid to reshape the company’s board of directors and steer the oil giant on a more climate-friendly path. On Wednesday, Exxon lost, at least in part, when a majority of...
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Posted by on in Wind
For years, the idea of turbines churning in the Pacific was dismissed as impractical. The deep water poses an array of logistical challenges, and the Navy would rather not deal with all those offshore obstacles. But new technology and a new president determined to rapidly expand win...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Biden doubles funding to prepare for natural disasters, keeping climate change in focus Biden announced a 100% increase in funding during a visit to FEMA on Monday. ByLibby Cathey May 24, 2021, 12:27 PM President Joe Biden announced he's directing $1 billion into natural disaster mitigation reso...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Daimler’s truck unit plans to replace diesel with hydrogen     By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Carmakers have been promising to scrap the internal combustion engine, and now it is the truck-makers’ turn. But the makers of giant 18-wheelers are taking a different route. Daimler...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By DANICA KIRKA May 21, 2021 LONDON (AP) — The pledges were part of a wide-ranging communique issued by Group of Seven environment ministers after a two-day virtual meeting hosted by the U.K., which holds the G-7’s rotating presidency. At the heart of the document is a commitment to limit glo...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Inside Climate News, By Georgina Gustin   May 19, 2021   In the seven years since governments and corporations promised to stop deforestation, the clear cutting of critically important tropical forests has instead increased by more than 50 percent, a new report shows,...
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