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Wake Americans up to climate change By Nicholas Goldberg Los Angeles Times Why is the greatest threat to the planet of so little concern to most Americans? It’s shocking, frankly, that global warming ranks 24th on a list of 29 issues that voters say they will think about when deciding whom to vo...
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  The Associated Press AMALIA, N.M. » Biologist Bryan Bakevich unscrewed the top of a plastic bucket and removed a Rio Grande cutthroat trout that squirmed from his grasp and plopped onto the grassy bank of Middle Ponil Creek. “He wants to go home,” Bakevich said, easing the fish into the ch...
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  By Nadja Popovich and Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. Across the Western United States, wildfires are growing larger and more severe as global warming intensifies. At the same time, new data shows, more Americans than ever are moving to parts of the country more likely to burn, raisin...
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By The Associated Press FORESTHILL, CALIF. » Firefighters made progress against a huge Northern California wildfire that was still growing and threatening thousands of mountain homes on Sunday, while crews also battled major blazes that blanketed large swaths of Oregon and Washington in smoke. The...
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By Cathy Bussewitz The Associated Press NEW YORK » As winter nears, European nations, desperate to replace the natural gas they once bought from Russia, have embraced a short-term fix: A series of roughly 20 floating terminals that would receive liquefied natural gas from other countries and conve...
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Zombie ice from the massive Greenland ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level by at least 10 inches on its own, according to a study released Monday. Zombie or doomed ice is ice that is still attached to thicker areas of ice, but is no longer getting fed by those larger glaciers. That’s be...
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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press What’s considered officially “dangerous heat” in coming decades likely will hit much of the world at least three times more often as climate change worsens, according to a new study. In much of Earth’s wealthy mid-latitudes, spiking temperatures and humidit...
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By Mark Schiefelbein The Associated Press CHONGQING, CHINA » Ships crept down the middle of the Yangtze on Friday after China’s driest summer in six decades left one of the mightiest rivers barely half its normal width and set off a scramble to contain the damage to a weak economy in a politically...
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By Simon Romero © The New York Times Co. ANDERSON, ALASKA » In the wilds north of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, the U.S. military built a radar installation near Russian airspace during the Cold War, to detect incoming ballistic missiles in the event of a nuclear strike. As drought dr...
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By Mead Gruver The Associated Press GILLETTE, WYO. » The rolling prairie lands of northeastern Wyoming have been a paradise of lush, knee-deep grass for sheep, cattle and pronghorn antelope this summer. But it’s a different green — greener energy — that geologist Fred McLaughlin seeks as he drill...
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By Seth Borenstein   The Associated Press   Clean energy incentives in the new spending package signed this week by President Joe Biden will trim America’s emissions of heat-trapping gases by about 1.1 billion tons by 2030, a new Department of Energy analysis shows.   The first ...
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By Zeke Miller and Seung Min Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing wit...
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By Seth Borenstein, Matthew Daly and Michael Phillis The Associated Press WASHINGTON » After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it’s nearly irresistible. The House is...
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Mideast nations wake up to damage from climate change   By Lee Keath The Associated Press CAIRO » Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world’s average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with grea...
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By Maria Abi-Habib and Bryan Avelar © The New York Times Co. Mexico, or large parts of it, is running out of water. An extreme drought has seen taps run dry across the country, with nearly twothirds of all municipalities facing a water shortage that is forcing people in some places to line up for...
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By Lee Keath The Associated Press CAIRO » Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world’s average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity. The Middle East is one of the most vul...
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By Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to try to stop the planet from catastrophically overheating. The agreeme...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration on Monday said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the U.S. West, as officials struggle to counter the increasing toll on the nation’s for...
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  Residents can expect 12% premium rise for home insurance By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post Colorado over the past 20 years has suffered more major natural disasters than Florida and is among nine states where the number of events causing $1 billion or more in damage has more than tripled ove...
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By Richard Rood The Conversation Global warming doesn’t stop on a dime. If people everywhere stopped burning fossil fuels tomorrow, stored heat would still continue to warm the atmosphere. Picture how a radiator heats a home. Water is heated by a boiler, and the hot water circulates through pipes...
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