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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Oil giants such as BP and Shell, as well as Iberdrola, the Spanish utility, look like the big winners in Scotland’s first offshore wind auction, whose results were announced Monday. If the proposed wind farms are constructed, they would triple Brit...
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  Colorado receives help from feds for charging infrastructure as electric vehicle sales continue to grow By John Aguilar The Denver Post BOULDER » With electric vehicle registrations in November eclipsing 10% of all new Colorado vehicle registrations for the first time and $57 million in f...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Earth simmered to the sixth-hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. agencies...
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  By Matthew Brown and Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” wh...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Exxon Mobil, under increasing pressure from investors to address climate change, announced Tuesday that it had the “ambition” to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 2050. The oil company, the largest in the U...
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Posted by on in Mining
    By John Bartlett © The New York Times Co. SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, CHILE » Plans to expand lithium mining in Chile, the world’s second-largest producer, hit political roadblocks this week, raising new questions about supplies of a metal that is in high demand as the world transitions...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Raf Casert The Associated Press BRUSSELS » Europe’s sky is filling up with near-empty polluting planes that serve little other purpose than safeguarding airlines’ valuable time slots at some of the world’s most important airports. The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID19 has pu...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Elizabeth Preston © The New York Times Co. It’s a well-known fact among entomologists that whoever named the millipede was being a touch dramatic. The name means “thousand-footed,” but no millipede has 1,000 feet. At least, that was true until now. A discovery deep below the surface of Austra...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. SILVER LAKE, ORE. » When a monster of a wildfire whipped into the Sycan Marsh Preserve here in south-central Oregon in July, Katie Sauerbrey feared the worst. Sauerbrey, a fire manager for The Nature Conservancy, the conservation group that owns the 30,0...
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By Jack Healy and Mike Baker © The New York Times Co. YELLOW PINE, IDAHO » Net in hand, Louis Reuben waded into the frigid waters where his ancestors once fished, long before Idaho’s rivers were dammed and contaminated, before the Nez Perce were driven off their land when white miners struck gold....
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Posted by on in Wind
By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Oil giants such as BP and Shell, as well as Iberdrola, the Spanish utility, look like the big winners in Scotland’s first offshore wind auction, whose results were announced Monday. If the proposed wind farms are constructed, they would triple Britain’s ca...
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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 Climate Change
By John Aguilar The Denver Post LYONS » Just 30 feet beyond Linda Hubbard’s kitchen window is the river that upended her life nearly a decade ago. It was 2013 and the North St. Vrain River — swollen angry with too much water in too little time — hurled boulders, propane tanks and tree limbs into ...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post SUPERIOR » Too many houses built too close together on the tinder-dry high plains between Denver and Boulder led to the record Marshall firestorm losses topping $1 billion, insurance industry researchers found this past week as they sifted through ashes an...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
    By J. David Goodman and David Montgomery © The New York Times Co. ABILINE, TEXAS » Donna Boatright lives alone now in the modest one-story house where her husband, Benny, froze to death. Each day, she lights a candle by his photograph. Before bed, she tells him good night...
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Posted by on in Solar
  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. officials announced approval last week of two solar projects in California and moved to open up public lands in three other Western states to potential solar development, as part of the Biden administration’s effort to ...
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Posted by on in Solar
With lots of sunshine, state embracing power shift By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post The sun was, as usual, scorching my rooftop in southern Colorado in mid-June when I signed a contract to add solar panels. Big Dog Solar out of Pueblo West had blitzed the neighborhood to take a...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Viniece Jennings The Conversation When many people think of New Year’s resolutions, they brainstorm ways to improve themselves for the year ahead. What if we expanded those aspirations to include resolutions that benefit our communities, society and the planet, too? It might not be a typical ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites. Plants in four...
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Posted by on in Solar
    By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post Electric vehicles, smart houses, solar panels, attic insulation, LED light bulbs and window caulk are all part of the energy transformation that will reduce Coloradans’ use of fossil fuels, benefit the environment and combat climate cha...
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