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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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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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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Zoe Schlanger © The New York Times Co. For more than a century, the core mission of the National Park Service has been preserving the natural heritage of the United States. But now, as the planet warms, transforming ecosystems, the agency is conceding that its traditional goal of absolute conse...
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Thousands of permits OK’d under old rules; some homeowners disillusioned By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new state oil and gas law that was heralded as bringing the most sweeping changes ever to better protect public health has ushered in a new era. In some cases and some places. Colorado, a ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest. In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and existing...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    By Matt Singh Bloomberg Opinion When U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told President Biden’s Earth Day summit that protecting the environment was not “some expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging,” supporters laughed, opponents were outraged and Greta Thunberg c...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Picture, Jane Goodall with Grant Barbeito, Founder, Earth Protect Jane Goodall, the conservationist renowned for her expertise on chimpanzees and her globe-spanning advocacy of environmental causes, was named Thursday as this year’s winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, honoring individuals wh...
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By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. ALBUQUERQUE » This year, New Mexican officials have a message for farmers who depend on irrigation water from the Rio Grande and other rivers: Unless you absolutely have to plant this year, don’t. Years of warming temperatures, a failed rainy season last...
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Posted by on in Food
By Sarah Kuta Special to The Denver Post Throughout her 20s, Laura Posiak-Trider wrestled with concerns about the industrial meat industry, opting to eat a mostly vegetarian diet when she could. She thought she had to choose between two stark options: eat meat and feel bad about it, or remove it f...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Nat Geo, BYMARYN MCKENNA PUBLISHED OCTOBER 14, 2015 There’s a point of view about raising crops that you hear a lot: if we’re going to feed the nine billion people who are expected to be inhabiting this planet in the year 2050, we will need to expand and intensify the farming we do now. That m...
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By Jack Ewing and Lauren Hirsch © The New York Times Co. Private equity has a place at the table, and so do Oprah and Jay-Z. Food giants such as Nestlé are scrambling to get a foot in the door. There are implications for the climate. There are even geopolitical rumblings. The unlikely focus of th...
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In Ford factory visit, he pitches $4 trillion economic agenda By Jim Tankersley and Neal E. Boudette © The New York Times Co. President Joe Biden traveled to Michigan Tuesday to visit the factory where Ford will produce the first electric version of its signature F-150 pickup truck, seeking to ha...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Thursday moved to repeal a Trump-era regulation that it said weakened the government’s ability to curb air pollution that threatens public health and is driving climate change. Critics said the re...
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Posted by on in Mining
      By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the greater sage grouse. The Interior...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  By Noam Scheiber © The New York Times Co. Patricia Fahy, a New York state legislator, celebrated when a new development project for the Port of Albany — the country’s first assembly plant dedicated to building offshore wind towers — was approved in January. “I was doing cartwheels,” said ...
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  By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Colorado Public Radio On an early weekday morning in Longmont, the co-owners of the boutique catering company Whistling Boar are busy in the kitchen getting their weekly meal boxes ready for delivery. David Pitula and Debbie Seaford-Pitula moved to Colorado from ...
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