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  The nitrous oxide emissions from hundreds of chemical plants globally, 300 times more warming than carbon dioxide, are the greenhouse equivalent of 45 million cars.  By Phil McKenna December 30, 2020  The Navoiyazot chemical plant in Navoiy, Uzbekistan uses a chemical reactor to elimi...
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January 7th, 2021 by Tina Casey  With millions of zero emission cars set to hit the streets over the next few years, the race is on to find a formula for lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries that ditches cobalt in favor of more abundant, less expensive materials. A nice boost in performance w...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Annual reports from European and Japanese climate agencies show that last year was yet another marked by extraordinary global heat. By Bob Berwyn European climate scientists have tallied up millions of temperature readings from last year to conclude that 2020 was tied with 2016 as the hottest ...
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By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters across the United States caused $95 billion in damage last year, according to new data, almost double the amount in 2019 and the third-highest losses since 2010. The new figures, ...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
By Geneva Abdul © The New York Times Co. TORONTO » The snow was falling outside Ali Haberstroh’s apartment in late November when the idea came to her.At the time, Canada was nearing a second lockdown to curb rising coronavirus cases. In anticipation, the owner of a vintage clothing store in To...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Donate Flooded fields offer food and habitat for sandhill cranes, egrets and other species. But changing crop choices and rising temperatures are a growing threat. By Liza Gross December 6, 2020   KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif.—On a warm, sunny afternoon in late November, Roger Cornwell stopped h...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Utility says 2 units will shutter by 2027, 2028, respectively By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Xcel Energy-Colorado and its partners in the Hayden Generating Station will close the coalfired plant’s two units by 2028, years earlier than planned. Xcel Energy, which owns the northwest Colorado pla...
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By Ernesto Londoño © The New York Times Co. RIO DE JANEIRO » After years of whipping up large vegan meals for an ashram in the mountains outside Rio de Janeiro, Luiza de Marilac Tavares found her life upended and herself out of a job when the pandemic forced the center to shut down. She started c...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Robin Mcdowell and Margie Mason The Associated Press They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top cookie seller in her troop when she first heard rainforests we...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The administration has options to cut emissions even if a Republican-led Senate opposes climate-focused agriculture policies.  By Georgina Gustin January 4, 2021 The Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and the Navoiyazot chemical plant in Navoi, Uzbekistan, have a lot ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
The Resistance: In the President’s Relentless War on Climate Science, They Fought Back Scientists' efforts were often unseen and sometimes unsuccessful. But over four years, they mounted a guerilla defense that kept pressure on the Trump Administration. By Marianne Lavelle December 27, 2020 Ev...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Katherine J. Wu © The New York Times Co. Weighing up to 380,000 pounds and stretching some 100 feet long, the blue whale — the largest creature to have lived on Earth — might at first seem difficult for human eyes and ears to miss. But a previously unknown population of the leviathans has long...
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By Cara Giaimo © The New York Times Co. Were platypuses just the beginning? In October, researchers reported that the perplexing animals fluoresce a psychedelic blue-green color under black light. The species joined a short list of mammals known to do this, including opossums and flying s...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA » When they’re hungry, they’ll let you know by coming up to you and looking beseechingly at you and the container of food. If that doesn’t work, they’ll sniff and paw at your leg. No, we’re not talking about dogs. We’re talking about kangaroos. Researchers at the University o...
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By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Over the last 135 years, Exxon Mobil has survived hostile governments, ill-fated investments and the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill. Through it all, the oil company made bundles of money. But suddenly Exxon is slipping badly, its long lat...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Dustin Bleizeffer Writers on the Range As the rest of the West rushes to meet increasingly ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions, one state is moving in exactly the opposite direction. It’s Wyoming, which even wants to take on the coalfired generation that states such as Oregon and...
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  By Sara Loflin, LOGIC  Guest Commentary The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) just finalized the nation’s strongest rules to protect people and communities living near industrial oil and gas drilling. The rules follow best scientific research and are the result of i...
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  By Anita Snow The Associated Press GUADALUPE CANYON, ARIZ. » Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ...
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By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Wealthier and whiter neighborhoods stricken by wildfires are more likely to get help to reduce the risk of future fires, new data suggest, the latest evidence that racial and economic inequality leave some Americans more exposed to the ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Damien Cave © The New York Times Co. SYDNEY » China is forcing Australia to confront what many countries are concluding: The coal era is coming to an end. China officially has blocked coal imports from Australia after months of vague restrictions that dramatically slowed trade and st...
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