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Wind And Solar Energy Projects Are Overwhelming Americas Antiquated Electrical Grids

Wind and Solar Energy Projects Are Overwhelming America’s Antiquated Electrical Grids   

An explosion in proposed clean energy ventures has overwhelmed the system for connecting new power sources to homes and businesses. Plans to install 3,000 acres of solar panels in Kentucky and Virginia are delayed for years. Wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota have been abruptly canceled. And programs to encourage Massachusetts and Maine residents …

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Wind And Solar Energy Projects Are Overwhelming Americas Antiquated Electrical Grids

Wind and Solar Energy Projects Are Overwhelming America’s Antiquated Electrical Grids   

An explosion in proposed clean energy ventures has overwhelmed the system for connecting new power sources to homes and businesses. Plans to install 3,000 acres of solar panels in Kentucky and Virginia are delayed for years. Wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota have been abruptly canceled. And programs to encourage Massachusetts and Maine residents …

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Parched California Misses A Chance To Store More Rain Underground

Parched California Misses a Chance to Store More Rain Underground

Torrential rains could have helped to replenish depleted aquifers, but some say state bureaucracy, designed to distribute water fairly, has stood in the way. It sounds like an obvious fix for California’s whipsawing cycles of deluge and drought: Capture the water from downpours so it can be used during dry spells. Pump it out of …

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Parched California Misses A Chance To Store More Rain Underground

Parched California Misses a Chance to Store More Rain Underground

Torrential rains could have helped to replenish depleted aquifers, but some say state bureaucracy, designed to distribute water fairly, has stood in the way. It sounds like an obvious fix for California’s whipsawing cycles of deluge and drought: Capture the water from downpours so it can be used during dry spells. Pump it out of …

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A Sudden Rush To Make Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mainstream

A Sudden Rush to Make Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mainstream

United Airlines and other companies have started a $100 million fund to invest in jet fuel that produces fewer greenhouse gases. A flurry of investments, policy changes and technological breakthroughs is giving a jolt of energy to the nascent market for sustainable aviation fuel, a low-carbon alternative to traditional jet fuel made from crude oil. …

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Biden Weaves Climate Into Economy And Regulations With Two Key Picks

Biden Weaves Climate Into Economy and Regulations With Two Key Picks

The president adds climate champions Lael Brainard as his top economic adviser and Richard Revesz as his regulations chief. WASHINGTON — This week, President Biden announced that Lael Brainard, the vice chair of the Federal Reserve who is known for citing the financial risks posed by climate change, would become his top economic adviser. Her …

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How Climate Change Is Making Tampons And Lots Of Other Stuff More

How Climate Change Is Making Tampons (and Lots of Other Stuff) More Expensive

When the Agriculture Department finished its calculations last month, the findings were startling: 2022 was a disaster for upland cotton in Texas, the state where the coarse fiber is primarily grown and then sold around the globe in the form of tampons, cloth diapers, gauze pads and other products. In the biggest loss on record, …

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Biden E P A Reinstates Mercury Limits Weakened Under Trump

Biden E.P.A. Reinstates Mercury Limits Weakened Under Trump

The moves sets the stage for the agency to issue tighter controls on mercury, a neurotoxin emitted by power plants. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday restored the legal foundation of an Obama-era regulation governing mercury, a pollutant from power plants that can damage brain development in babies and cause heart disease in adults. …

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One Of The Worlds Cleanest New Skyscrapers Collides With The Future

One of the World’s Cleanest New Skyscrapers Collides With the Future

One Vanderbilt, a commanding new skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan, seems to be reaching for the future. One of the world’s tallest buildings, it pierces the sky like an inverted icicle and fuses seamlessly with an expanding network of trains and other transport at its foundations. It is also the rare skyscraper designed with …

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Bp In A Reversal Says It Will Produce More Oil And Gas

BP, in a Reversal, Says It Will Produce More Oil and Gas

The company said global concerns about energy security had prompted the change, as it reported record profits for 2022. BP’s chief executive, Bernard Looney, said on Tuesday that the company would pare back its plans to reduce oil and gas production in the coming years, a move that would result in higher-than-expected carbon emissions. The …

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Administration Expected To Endorse Limited Drilling In Alaska Project

Administration Expected to Endorse Limited Drilling in Alaska Project

An environmental review expected soon would effectively signal that the Willow project proceed, according to people familiar with the report. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is expected to propose a scaled-down version of a sprawling oil drilling project in the North Slope of Alaska, according to two people familiar with the decision. The proposal would …

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Recession Resilient Climate Start Ups Shine In Tech Downturn

‘Recession Resilient’ Climate Start-Ups Shine in Tech Downturn

Tech workers and investors are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change. When Arebeth Pease was laid off from the tech start-up MasterClass last year, she could have had her pick of jobs. But so many tech companies’ missions rang hollow, she said, and many were creating more problems than they were fixing. …

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Recession Resilient Climate Start Ups Shine In Tech Downturn

‘Recession Resilient’ Climate Start-Ups Shine in Tech Downturn

Tech workers and investors are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change. When Arebeth Pease was laid off from the tech start-up MasterClass last year, she could have had her pick of jobs. But so many tech companies’ missions rang hollow, she said, and many were creating more problems than they were fixing. …

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In The Fight Over Gas Stoves Meet The Industrys Go To Scientist

In the Fight Over Gas Stoves, Meet the Industry’s Go-To Scientist

Longstanding research shows the health dangers of gas-burning ranges. Utilities are turning to Julie Goodman, a toxicologist with a firm whose work raises questions about the science. When Multnomah County in Oregon convened a recent public hearing on the health hazards posed by pollution from gas stoves, a toxicologist named Julie Goodman was the first to testify. …

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Ecuador Tried To Curb Drilling And Protect The Amazon The Opposite Happened

Ecuador Tried to Curb Drilling and Protect the Amazon. The Opposite Happened.

YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK, Ecuador — In a swath of lush Amazon rainforest here, near some of the last Indigenous people on Earth living in isolation, workers recently finished building a new oil platform carved out of the wilderness. Teams are drilling in one of the most environmentally important ecosystems on the planet, one that stores …

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A Faked Kidnapping And A Severed Finger How One Mine Sank Into Mayhem Amid Coals Decline

A Faked Kidnapping and a Severed Finger: How One Mine Sank Into Mayhem Amid Coal’s Decline

Just before 2 a.m. on April 18, 2018, Amy Price, the wife of the coal executive Larry Price Jr., called the police in Bluefield, Va., to report her husband missing. Police scoured Bluefield, a town of less than 10,000 people nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and soon discovered Mr. Price’s white Mercedes at a …

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Biden Moves To End Doughnut Lures And Other Bear Hunting Tactics In Alaska

Biden Moves to End Doughnut Lures and Other Bear Hunting Tactics in Alaska

A new rule proposed by the administration would also bar hunters from invading wolf dens to kill pups. WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is moving to prohibit hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting black bears with doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot hibernating bears and cubs in their dens, techniques allowed …

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Biden Administration Moves To Tighten Limits On Deadly Air Pollution

Biden Administration Moves to Tighten Limits on Deadly Air Pollution

A new rule would, for the first time in a decade, reduce emissions of soot that disproportionately harm communities of color. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday proposed to tighten limits on fine particulate matter, a deadly air pollutant also known as soot. It would be the first time in more than a decade …

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Biden Administration Moves To Tighten Limits On Deadly Air Pollution

Biden Administration Moves to Tighten Limits on Deadly Air Pollution

A new rule would, for the first time in a decade, reduce emissions of soot that disproportionately harm communities of color. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday proposed to tighten limits on fine particulate matter, a deadly air pollutant also known as soot. It would be the first time in more than a decade …

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Ahead Of Major Court Case E P A Revises Clean Water Protections

Ahead of Major Court Case, E.P.A. Revises Clean-Water Protections

A new rule revives an older set of protections for rivers, marshes and waterways, setting aside changes in the Obama and Trump administrations that led to years of legal wrangling. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is working to complete a clean water regulation before a Supreme Court ruling that could complicate the government’s ability to …

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Immigration Dispute Stalls Efforts To Pass Spending Package In The Senate

Immigration Dispute Stalls Efforts to Pass Spending Package in the Senate

An effort to force a vote to maintain Title 42, a pandemic-era border policy, has stalled the scramble to pass the spending package before a midnight Friday deadline. WASHINGTON — Days before the government was set to run out of funding, efforts to pass a mammoth spending package in the Senate faltered on Thursday as …

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Congress Offers 1 Billion For Climate Aid Falling Short Of Bidens Pledge

Congress Offers $1 Billion for Climate Aid, Falling Short of Biden’s Pledge

Activists called the funding to help developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change “hugely disappointing.” WASHINGTON — Congress has proposed $1 billion to help poor countries cope with climate change, a figure that falls significantly short of President Biden’s promise that the United States will spend $11.4 billion annually by 2024 to ensure …

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Epa Tightens Rules On Pollution From Vans Buses And Trucks

EPA Tightens Rules on Pollution From Vans, Buses and Trucks

For the first time in decades, the agency has restricted nitrogen dioxide emissions from heavy vehicles. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday strengthened limits on smog-forming pollution from buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and other trucks, the first time in more than 20 years that tailpipe standards have been tightened for heavy-duty vehicles. The new …

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Nearly Every Country Signs On To A Sweeping Deal To Protect Nature

Nearly Every Country Signs On to a Sweeping Deal to Protect Nature

Roughly 190 nations, aiming to halt a dangerous decline in biodiversity, agreed to preserve 30 percent of the planet’s land and seas. The United States is not officially a participant. MONTREAL, Quebec — Roughly 190 countries early on Monday approved a sweeping United Nations agreement to protect 30 percent of the planet’s land and oceans …

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When Did The Anthropocene Start Scientists Closer To Saying When

When Did the Anthropocene Start? Scientists Closer to Saying When.

The official timeline of Earth’s history — from the oldest rocks to the‌ dinosaurs to the rise of primates, from the Paleozoic to the Jurassic and all points before and since — could soon include the age of nuclear weapons, human-caused climate change and the proliferation of plastics, garbage and concrete across the planet. In short, …

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Crucial Talks On Preserving Nature Are On Now Here Are The Key Issues

Crucial Talks on Preserving Nature Are on Now. Here Are the Key Issues.

Negotiators from around the world are meeting in Canada in an effort to halt, and reverse, staggering declines in wildlife. MONTREAL, Quebec — Remember the big climate talks in Egypt last month? There’s another hugely important environmental summit happening right now in Canada. It’s also about a global crisis that threatens life on earth, but …

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Your Wednesday Briefing A Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Your Wednesday Briefing: A Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Plus Argentina beat Croatia to advance to the World Cup finals. The major fusion breakthrough happened at the National Ignition Facility, in California.Jason Laurea/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory A nuclear fusion breakthrough Scientists studying nuclear fusion in California announced a major breakthrough yesterday. For the first time, a fusion reaction in a lab produced more energy …

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Us Proposes Global Green Steel Club That Would Put Tariffs On China

US Proposes Global Green Steel Club That Would Put Tariffs on China

A concept paper sent to the European Union suggests a new trade approach to promote metal made with less carbon emissions. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday sent a proposal to the European Union suggesting the creation of an international consortium that would promote trade in metals produced with less carbon emissions, while imposing …

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The Texas Public Policy Foundations National Crusade Against Climate Action

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s National Crusade Against Climate Action

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is shaping laws, running influence campaigns and taking legal action in a bid to promote fossil fuels. When a lawsuit was filed to block the nation’s first major offshore wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, it appeared to be a straightforward clash between those who earn their living from the …

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