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  By Annie Roth © The New York Times Co. In March 2019, scientists studying whales near southwestern Australia stumbled on a supersize spectacle that few had seen before — a pod of orcas viciously attacking a blue whale. Over a dozen orcas surrounded the mighty animal. They had bitten off i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Howard Fendrich and Pat Graham The Associated Press BEAVER CREEK » Ski racers settling into the start gate for Alpine World Cup events in the Rocky Mountains in early December squinted through sunshine that carried the temperature toward 50 degrees and glanced down at a course covered ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Montana wildlife commissioners on Friday moved to shut down gray wolf hunting in a portion of the state around Yellowstone National Park, amid mounting criticism over a record number of the animals shot or trapped after roaming across...
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Posted by on in Human Health
By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration Monday reinstated a way of measuring the benefits of reducing air pollution, the first step in a plan that could tighten limits on the amount of mercury that can be discharged from coal-burning power plants. Mercury...
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  “This plan will help reduce the risk — it will not eliminate the risk” By John Aguilar The Denver Post CASTLE ROCK » Meghan Diekmann’s home in an upscale neighborhood in this Douglas County town 30 miles south of Denver is shaded by stands of tall pines and surrounded by clusters of Gambe...
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Posted by on in Forestry
    By Mark Stevenson The Associated Press CHERAN, MEXICO » Regular citizens have taken the fight against illegal logging into their own hands in the pine-covered mountains of western Mexico, where loggers clear entire hillsides for avocado plantations that drain local water supplies a...
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Posted by on in Solar
  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Government and financial analysts are predicting what industry representatives say they see happening on the ground: 2022 is likely to be a big year for solar energy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said it expects nearly half of new energy gene...
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Posted by on in Animals
Five hundred meters below the ice covering Antarctica’s Weddell Sea sits the world’s largest known colony of breeding fish, a new study finds. An estimated 60 million active nests of a type of icefish stretch across at least 240 square kilometers, nearly the size of Orlando, Fla. Many fish create n...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Thomas Peipert The Associated Press The sight can be jarring during extreme drought: snowmaking guns lined up on a mountainside, blasting precious crystal flakes on a ski run while the rest of the land goes thirsty. Snowpack in the U.S. West has decreased by about 20% in the last century, maki...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Older Americans who regularly breathe even low levels of pollution from smokestacks, automobile exhaust, wildfires and other sources face a greater chance of dying early, according to a major study released Wednesday. Research...
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Posted by on in Wind
    By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Wind energy projects are being proposed around the world to help meet climate goals, but the largest maker of turbines is finding that supply chain issues and pandemic lockdowns are hampering wind farm construction and hurting financial resu...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Gas stoves are contributing more to global warming than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks while they’re off, a new study found. The same study that tested emissions around stoves in homes raised new concerns about indoor air ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  With 192 lasers and temperatures more than three times hotter than the center of the sun, scientists hit — at least for a fraction of a second — a key milestone on the long road toward nearly pollution-free fusion energy. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermo...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, after a “Journey to Justi...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  PALLAKKADU, SRI LANKA » Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead last weekend. About 20 elephants have died in the past eight years after consuming plastic tr...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Europeans bought more electric cars than diesels in December — a stunning illustration of the growing popularity of battery power and the decline of diesel, which was once the most popular engine option in Europe. More than 20% of new cars sold in Europe and...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Brady McCombs and Mead Gruver The Associated Press KEMMERER, WYO. » In this sleepy Wyoming town that has relied on coal for over a century, a company founded by the man who revolutionized personal computing is launching an ambitious project to counter climate change: a nationwide reboot of nucl...
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By Karen Weise and Neal E. Boudette © The New York Times Co. In the fall, Jeff Bezos tweeted praise for Rivian, a startup under contract to make 100,000 electric delivery vans for Amazon, and its founder, R.J. Scaringe, calling him “one of the greatest entrepreneurs I’ve ever met.” Then, Bezos wo...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
    By Neil Vigdor © The New York Times Co. An underwater mapping project recently took an unexpected twist off the coast of Tahiti, where deep-sea explorers said last week that they had discovered a sprawling coral reef resembling a bed of roses that appeared to be largely unscathed b...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Measure introduced in 2020 after years of residents’ complaints By Drew Costley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealers...
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