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Demise of Keystone XL igniting rush to ship oil-sands crude by rail By Robert Tuttle Bloomberg News President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline is sparking renewed interest in shipping Canadian oilsands crude by rail, and that comes with its own environmental risks. ...
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By Bob Berwyn February 25, 2021 Inside Climate News  The change in the main ocean heat pump could bring more heat waves to Europe, increase sea level rise in North America and force fish to move farther north. Since the end of the last ice age, a swirling system of ocean-spanning curre...
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Coast-to-coast crises waiting to happen, TNYT   By Christopher Flavelle When extreme weather knocked out power and water in Texas last week, it represented a profound warning for the rest of the country: The nation’s vital infrastructure remains fundamenta...
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By David Leonhardt The New York Times, 2-17-   Much of the Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow. Texas continues to endure frigid weather and electricity outages. Another winter storm is spreading across much of the country. Today, snow or freezing rain may fall on Washington, New...
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BY SANDRA CUFFE | FEB 16 2021 Francisco could have left his home in northeastern Honduras for any number of reasons. The coronavirus pandemic and related lockdown measures had put an end to his work as a bricklayer's assistant, which had earned him $8 a day. Two hurricanes then swept through the re...
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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the drippy, sneezy onslaught of pollen season around St. Patrick’s Day. That was about 40 years ago. Now he tells the...
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    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » During his presidential campaign, President Joe Biden said the United States should mobilize $20 billion to stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and impose “significant economic consequences” if deforestation...
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By Biswajeet Banerjee and Rishabh R. Jain The Associated Press RISHIKESH, INDIA » Indian rescue crews struggled to reach trapped victims Sunday after part of a glacier in the Himalayas broke off and released a torrent of water and debris that slammed into two hydroelectric plants. At least nin...
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 By Kat Stafford The Associated Press DETROIT » Ashindi Maxton was distraught as she toured neighborhoods in Detroit’s 48217 ZIP code and met residents who live in one of the most polluted communities in Michigan. They live against the backdrop of heavy industrial sites that have long be...
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By Matthew Daly and Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON » In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuelpowered economy into a cleanburning on...
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    By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years. The mileage decrease comes as Americans continue to buy SUVs and trucks, and shift...
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  The Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday. While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or essentially tied 2016 as the hottest year on record, more agencies, including the National Oceanic A...
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  By John Schwartz © The New York Times Co. A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, including many that are outlined in the climate plans announced by President-elect Joe Biden, according to a new survey. The survey, ...
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By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry plummeted more than 10% in 2020, reaching their lowest levels in at least three decades as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on the nation’s economy, according to an estimate published Tue...
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By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry plummeted more than 10% in 2020, reaching their lowest levels in at least three decades as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on the nation’s economy, according to an estimate published Tue...
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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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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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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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By Scott Condon The Aspen Times Holy Cross Energy on Monday announced it will speed up its efforts to convert to 100% renewable sources. The electric cooperative unveiled its 100×30 initiative — providing 100% carbon- free electricity by 2030. Its previous goal was to achieve 70% clean energ...
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