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2021-09-15 19:56:47
by TWN
Biden Touts Job Creation, Climate at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

GOLDEN, Colo. -- “Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create good... Read More

GOLDEN, Colo. -- “Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create good jobs of the future, to create industries of the future, to win the future, to save the planet.” That was... Read More

2021-09-14 21:58:08
by Anthropocene
Insects and Fallen Trees Are a Potent Duo When It Comes to Climate Change

This article is by Warren Cornwall and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. When tallying up the myriad things sending planet-warming gases into... Read More

This article is by Warren Cornwall and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. When tallying up the myriad things sending planet-warming gases into the atmosphere, don’t overlook bugs. While humans drive up the overall levels of greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels, a... Read More

Biden Turns to Colorado to Pitch Investments in Clean Energy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive... Read More

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean... Read More

Biden to Survey Wildfire Damage, Make Case for Spending Plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden will promote his administration's use of the Defense Production Act to aid in... Read More

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden will promote his administration's use of the Defense Production Act to aid in wildfire preparedness during a western swing in which he'll survey wildfire damage in Idaho and California. The administration activated the... Read More

Report: Climate Change Could Move 200 Million People by 2050

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next... Read More

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hotspots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap,... Read More

2021-09-09 14:09:21
by Dan McCue
DC Would Need to Plant 626K+ Trees Annually to Be Carbon Neutral

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new study finds. The analysis, by comparethemarket.com, pegs Washington, D.C.’s annual carbon emissions at 3,132,786 pounds. It then calculated the number... Read More

Biden, Dems Push Civilian Climate Corps in Echo of New Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are pushing for a modern counterpart: a Civilian Climate Corps that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs building trails, restoring streams and... Read More

2021-09-08 19:49:45
by Alexa Hornbeck
How Health Is Impacted by Extreme Heat

There have always been periods of extreme heat in the U.S., but now researchers estimate that climate change could make... Read More

There have always been periods of extreme heat in the U.S., but now researchers estimate that climate change could make these periods more frequent, widespread, and severe over the next 30 years.  A recent report from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne... Read More

In NYC After Ida, Biden Calls Climate 'Everybody's Crisis'

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden declared climate change has become "everybody's crisis" on Tuesday as he toured neighborhoods... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden declared climate change has become "everybody's crisis" on Tuesday as he toured neighborhoods flooded by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, warning it's time for America to get serious about the "code red" danger... Read More

Biden Directs Federal Aid to NY, NJ After Deadly Flooding

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New... Read More

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At... Read More

2021-09-04 18:10:20
by Tom Ramstack
Minorities Disproportionately Hurt By Climate Change, EPA Says

WASHINGTON -- The harm to health and finances caused by global warming will fall disproportionately on the U.S. minority population,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The harm to health and finances caused by global warming will fall disproportionately on the U.S. minority population, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report released Thursday. Hotter weather will lead to more severe hurricanes, flooding and poorer... Read More

2021-09-02 20:29:33
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Experts Weigh Policy Options For Increasingly Costly Wildfires

Wildfires are an increasingly big and increasingly costly reality.  The "severity and overall size" of wildfires has expanded considerably in... Read More

Wildfires are an increasingly big and increasingly costly reality.  The "severity and overall size" of wildfires has expanded considerably in recent decades, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. California's 2018 fire season, in particular, broke several dubious records, including... Read More

Hurricane Ida Winds Hit 150 mph Ahead of Louisiana Strike

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours... Read More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength early Sunday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours before hitting the Louisiana coast while emergency officials in the region grappled with opening shelters for displaced evacuees despite the... Read More

Mustang Roundups Fuel Deepening Debate as Drought Grips West

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — The sound of the helicopter propeller thundered across the horizon as it dipped down toward mustangs... Read More

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — The sound of the helicopter propeller thundered across the horizon as it dipped down toward mustangs dotting the golden brown plain. The horses burst into a gallop at the machine's approach, their high-pitched whinnies rising into... Read More

2021-08-17 20:49:24
by Anthropocene
We Can’t Depend on Extreme Weather to Increase Support for Climate Action

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Experiencing unusual weather events does not change people’s climate policy... Read More

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Experiencing unusual weather events does not change people’s climate policy preferences, according to an analysis of German survey data. Neither climate deniers nor acceptors are moved by local weather, the... Read More

2021-08-17 17:43:39
by Dan McCue
Western States Face First Federal Water Cuts

Federal regulators on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead, a reservoir that feeds into the Colorado River... Read More

Federal regulators on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead, a reservoir that feeds into the Colorado River and serves approximately 40 million people in the West. The declaration, issued as part of an outlook for the river... Read More

California Drought Takes Toll on World's Top Almond Producer

FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched... Read More

FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California's agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a deepening drought threatens one of the state's most profitable crops. Del... Read More

2021-08-12 19:03:21
by Reece Nations
Dixie Fire May Have Been Sparked by Power Lines

GREENVILLE, Calif. — Northern California’s extensive Dixie Fire has enveloped over 510,000 acres across four counties as crews work tirelessly... Read More

GREENVILLE, Calif. — Northern California’s extensive Dixie Fire has enveloped over 510,000 acres across four counties as crews work tirelessly to contain the nation’s largest active wildfire. Smoke and ash from various wildfires are causing poor air quality conditions around... Read More

First Water Cuts in US West Supply to Hammer Arizona Farmers

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A harvester rumbles through the fields in the early morning light, mowing down rows of... Read More

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A harvester rumbles through the fields in the early morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy. The cows won't get... Read More

Pacific Northwest Braces for Another Multi Day Heat Wave

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multi day heat wave starting Wednesday, just... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multi day heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather killed hundreds of the region's most vulnerable people when temperatures soared to 116... Read More

2021-08-10 19:46:35
by Reece Nations
Climate Change Could Cause Gulf Stream Currents to Collapse

A new study published in the journal “Nature Climate Change” indicates man-made climate alterations could be causing instability in Atlantic... Read More

A new study published in the journal “Nature Climate Change” indicates man-made climate alterations could be causing instability in Atlantic Ocean currents which may lead to irreversible changes to the Earth’s ecosystem. The study, entitled “Observation-based early-warning signals for a... Read More

2021-08-06 14:28:33
by Tom Ramstack
Biden Lays Out Clean Transportation Goals

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday laying out fuel-efficiency goals that seek to ensure half the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday laying out fuel-efficiency goals that seek to ensure half the cars and trucks sold in the United States by 2030 are zero-emission electric vehicles. He pledged large federal investments to... Read More

Fire Engulfs Northern California Town, Leveling Businesses

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small... Read More

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small Northern California mountain community. The Dixie Fire tore through the Greenville on Wednesday evening, destroying businesses and homes as the... Read More

2021-08-05 13:21:09
by Dan McCue
Biden to Set Goal of 50% Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that his administration is setting a new national goal for the sale... Read More

President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday that his administration is setting a new national goal for the sale of electric vehicles -- wanting half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 to be powered by... Read More

2021-08-03 22:33:00
by Anthropocene
A New Study Provides a Nuanced—and Ultimately Hopeful—View of the Climate Generation Gap

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Climate concern is increasing among all age groups, raising hopes... Read More

This article is by Sarah DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Climate concern is increasing among all age groups, raising hopes that different generations can work together to solve the climate crisis, the authors of a new study say. There’s lots... Read More

2021-08-03 15:05:23
by Reece Nations
Carbon Capture Credit Grabs Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Michael Crapo, R-Idaho, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., proposed legislation on Thursday that would grant tax credits to... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Michael Crapo, R-Idaho, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., proposed legislation on Thursday that would grant tax credits to energy companies innovating carbon capture or energy storage tech. The legislation, entitled the “Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act of 2021,”... Read More

Evacuations Lifted as Progress Made Against Fires in US West

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities... Read More

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California and another on Hawaii's Big Island. Containment of the Bootleg... Read More

2021-07-26 13:08:42
by Daniel Mollenkamp
As Heat Waves Worsen Researchers Offer Policy Options

Heat waves across the country this year have shattered temperature records, and climate scientists expect it to keep getting worse.... Read More

Heat waves across the country this year have shattered temperature records, and climate scientists expect it to keep getting worse. Some policy options for dealing with the lethal and inequitable impact of heat have been recommended by researchers. In addition... Read More

2021-07-23 12:32:02
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Seeks Environmental Justice for Disadvantaged Hurt by Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- Tracy Harden, owner of Chuck’s Dairy Bar in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, told a Senate panel Thursday about how... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Tracy Harden, owner of Chuck’s Dairy Bar in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, told a Senate panel Thursday about how a 2019 flood along the Mississippi River Delta devastated her community. High waters inundated 548,000 acres, nearly half of it... Read More

Wildfires in US West Blowing 'So Much Smoke' into East Coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles... Read More

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