John Kerry: China’s Chance to Save Antarctic Sealife

Twenty-four countries and the E.U. have agreed to create three marine parks, which would ban fishing and other industrial activity. But to become a reality, China must also agree.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas

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Japan’s New Leader Sets Ambitious Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The announcement, coming weeks after a similar pledge by China, will require a major overhaul of the infrastructure in Japan, which remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

#carbon-dioxide, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #japan, #nuclear-energy, #suga-yoshihide

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Japan’s New Leader Sets Goal of Being Carbon Neutral by 2050

The announcement, coming weeks after a similar pledge by China, will require a major overhaul of the infrastructure in Japan, which remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

#carbon-dioxide, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #japan, #nuclear-energy, #suga-yoshihide

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Witnessing Peru’s Enduring, if Altered, Snow Star Festival

Rising temperatures and melting glaciers have changed key aspects of the age-old Peruvian festival of Qoyllur Rit’i. Still, the celebrations persist.

#andes-mountains, #cuzco-peru, #glaciers, #global-warming, #ice, #incas, #peru, #roman-catholic-church, #travel-and-vacations

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Biden Pledges Ambitious Climate Action. Here’s What He Could Actually Do.

If elected, Joe Biden and his allies are preparing to pass climate change legislation, piece by piece — knowing full well that the candidate’s $2 trillion plan would be a tough sell.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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White House Releases New Plan for Seismic Tests in Arctic Refuge

The survey would bring heavy trucks looking for signs of oil reserves into one of the most remote and pristine parts of the United States.

#alaska, #arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #arctic-regions, #drilling-and-boring, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #polar-bears, #wilderness-areas

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Fix, or Toss? The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement Gains Ground

Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators. In Europe, the movement is further along.

#apple-inc, #consumer-protection, #deerecompany, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #home-appliances, #law-and-legislation

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Europe Moves to Protect Nature, but Faces Criticism Over Subsidizing Farms

The proposal would protect 30 percent of the continent’s land and water by 2030.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biodiversity, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity

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Oil Industry Expresses Concern, Not Alarm, About Biden Comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #coal, #debates-political, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shale, #texas, #united-states

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5 Policy Issues Where Trump and Biden Diverged at Final Debate

The debate on Thursday night had long stretches of illuminating policy discussion on climate change, health care, the coronavirus, immigration and criminal and racial justice.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #criminal-justice, #debates-political, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Why The Colorado Wildfires Feel Like a Season Without End

After a horrific summer of fires in the West, Colorado is fighting out-of-control fires as ski season approaches.

#colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #snow-and-snowstorms, #wildfires

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A Debate Pledge to ‘Transition’ From Oil Puts Climate at Center of Campaign Finale

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s debate statement that he would “transition” the country away from oil gave President Trump an opening and thrust climate change center stage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Late-Season Wildfires Rampage Through Colorado

After a season of hellish wildfires throughout the West, there is new evidence that climate change and rampant growth are creating perfect breeding grounds for fire.

#california, #colorado, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #global-warming, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wildfires

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What Do Polls Say About the Issues on the Agenda for Tonight’s Debate?

On topics from climate change to leadership, most Americans say they prefer Joe Biden over President Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #debates-political, #families-and-family-life, #global-warming, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Hurricane Epsilon Is a Category 2 Storm

The storm had swiftly intensified into a Category 3 for a few hours.

#atlantic-ocean, #bermuda, #global-warming, #hurricane-epsilon, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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Debate Tonight: Full Guide

Does the president dial back his aggression? How will Joe Biden lay out his closing argument? Here’s what we’ll be looking for as the candidates face off in Nashville on Thursday night.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #global-warming, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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A Full Guide to the Final Presidential Debate

Does the president dial back his aggression? How will Joe Biden lay out his closing argument? Here’s what we’ll be looking for as the candidates face off in Nashville on Thursday night.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #global-warming, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues

The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #methane, #texas, #your-feed-photojournalism

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I Cast My Vote for Mother Nature

Our only planet cannot survive four more years of the Trump administration’s environmental policy.

#birds, #global-warming, #nashville-tenn, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Promise of Pawpaw

Issues like climate change, economic inequity and access to food have brought more attention to this creamy fruit and its resilient tree.

#agriculture-and-farming, #fruit, #global-warming, #pawpaw-fruit, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #trees-and-shrubs

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By Calling Climate Change ‘Controversial,’ Barrett Created Controversy

Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused to answer numerous questions, but it was her avoidance of acknowledging climate change that particularly resonated.

#barrett-amy-coney, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #harris-kamala-d, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #thunberg-greta, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the G.O.P. Can Still Wreck America

Even if Trump loses, his party can do immense damage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-senate, #global-warming, #national-debt-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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Nearly Half of the U.S. Is in Drought. It May Get Worse.

The most widespread drought in the continental United States since 2013 covers more than 45 percent of the Lower 48 states, federal scientists said.

#drought, #el-nino-southern-oscillation, #global-warming, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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The Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half Its Corals

Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.

#andy-dietzel, #arc-center-of-excellence-for-coral-reef, #australia, #coral, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society, #reefs

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Restoring Farmland Could Drastically Slow Extinctions, Fight Climate Change

Returning strategic parts of the world’s farmlands to nature could help mitigate both climate change and biodiversity loss, a new study found.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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The Cicada and the Train Wreck of 2020

The problems that brought us a terrible year have been incubating for a long time.

#cicadas-insects, #global-warming, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #wildfires

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Petition Targeting Murdoch Swamps Australian Parliament’s Website

More than 200,000 people signed a petition drawn up by a former prime minister calling for an examination of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Australia.

#australia, #global-warming, #media, #murdoch-james-r, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government

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Fracking Is Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ Against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a “Hail Mary” attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydraulic-fracturing, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace

Facing a climate crisis, environmental groups and industry agree to work together to bolster hydropower while reducing harm from dams.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-rivers, #energy-and-power, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydroelectric-power, #national-hydropower-assn, #natural-resources-defense-council, #nature-conservancy

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Florida Sees Signals of a Climate-Driven Housing Crisis

Home sales in areas most vulnerable to sea-level rise began falling around 2013, researchers found. Now, prices are following a similar downward path.

#environment, #florida, #florida-keys, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #miami-dade-county-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany

The Polarstern docked at its home port of Bremerhaven nearly 13 months after it left Norway to study the rapidly changing Arctic.

#arctic-regions, #global-warming, #multidisciplinary-drifting-observatory-for-the-study-of-arctic-climate-mosaic, #research, #wegener-alfred-institute-for-polar-and-marine-research

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When the U.S. and China Fight, It Is the Environment That Suffers

The Trump administration’s moves to decouple the two economies means less leverage over Beijing’s green policies.

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #chengdu-china, #coal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #environment, #gansu-province-china, #general-assembly-un, #global-warming, #green-climate-fund, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hong-kong, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #liu-he-1952, #obama-barack, #outsourcing, #pacific-ocean, #paris-agreement, #pew-research-center, #pollution, #steel-and-iron, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Save the Planet, Win a Prize

Rising seas, raging fires, hotter temperatures — and a bit of positivity.

#attenborough-david, #blanchett-cate, #catherine-duchess-of-cambridge, #charles-prince-of-wales, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #global-warming, #philanthropy, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #shakira, #william-duke-of-cambridge

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Three Rockefellers Say Banks Must Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

JPMorgan Chase and other big banks should use their lending power to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dimon-james, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #rockefeller-family, #rockefeller-david, #rockefeller-john-d, #united-states

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What’s Green, Soggy and Fights Climate Change?

You might be surprised: Protecting peat bogs could help the world avert the worst effects of global warming, a new study has found.

#carbon-dioxide, #environmental-research-letters-journal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #peat, #research, #wetlands

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Prince William Announces New Prize Aimed at ‘Repairing’ the Planet

The goal is to award 50 projects more than $1 million each over the next 10 years for coming up with innovative solutions to address climate change and other environmental issues.

#attenborough-david, #global-warming, #philanthropy, #william-duke-of-cambridge

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New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

#berkshires-mass, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #land-use-policies, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #wildfires

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2020 Had the Warmest September on Record, Data Shows

The analysis, by European scientists, kept this year on track to be one of the five hottest in recorded history.

#copernicus-climate-change-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #records-and-achievements

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For Trump, a Pattern of Denial, From the Virus to Russia to Climate Change

The president’s preoccupation with demonstrating strength or rearranging facts to reinforce his worldview has led him, time and again, to downplay, ignore or mock serious issues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #global-warming, #masks, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020, #wildfires

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Calamities Challenge California’s Economic Foundation

The pandemic and wildfires have underscored issues of housing and growth. Will the disruptions and dislocations force the state to chart a new course?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #global-warming, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #wildfires

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Hotter Days Widen Racial Gap in U.S. Schools, Data Shows

Higher temperatures are linked to worse test scores, but only for Black and Hispanic children. The likely culprit: a lack of air-conditioning.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #income-inequality, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity

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Floodgates in Venice Work in First Major Test

The fiercely contested floodgate system was used to stop a high tide from flooding Venice’s fragile streets. The system held, but will it work as the climate worsens?

#brugnaro-luigi-1961, #floods, #global-warming

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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Voting Rights and Climate Change

The justices will consider challenges to Arizona’s ban on “ballot harvesting” and a suit against energy companies accused of contributing to climate change.

#arizona, #baltimore-md, #global-warming, #supreme-court-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Can Our Culture Survive Climate Change?

My daughter is named Y’Wara, which means the power that forces water downstream. Like the river, she will have to be strong.

#amazon-jungle, #environment, #global-warming, #guajajara, #indigenous-people, #maranhao-brazil, #women-and-girls

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Fires and Storms Push Demand for Emergency Shelter to a New High

The Red Cross has provided more nights of shelter to Americans this year than at any point on record, a sign of the widening human toll of climate change.

#american-red-cross, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #wildfires

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A Surprise in the Presidential Debate

Also this week, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

#barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #global-warming, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism

Historically, trees and city parks in America go to wealthy, white neighborhoods. Now, a program in Colorado’s capital is trying to correct that injustice.

#black-people, #denver-colo, #discrimination, #environment, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is ‘Very Likely to Work,’ Studies Suggest

A series of research papers renews hope that the long-elusive goal of mimicking the way the sun produces energy might be achievable.

#fusion-nuclear-reaction, #global-warming, #journal-of-plasma-physics, #research

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How Coal-Loving Australia Became the Leader in Rooftop Solar

Embracing solar panels to save money, homeowners have made the country a powerhouse in renewable energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #australia, #batteries, #coal, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #liberal-party-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #queensland-australia, #solar-energy, #wildfires

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Liberals Are Furious About The Supreme Court. Joe Biden Wants to Hold Back

As an unusually high-stakes Supreme Court battle begins during the most bitter election season in decades, Joe Biden is wading cautiously into the fight.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #voting-and-voters, #womens-rights

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