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Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope

The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fishing, Commercial, Lobsters, Whales and Whaling, Fish and Other Marine Life, Endangered and Extinct Species


In Parched Southwest, Warm Spring Renews Threat of ‘Megadrought’

Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.
Tags: News, Environment, Drought, Global Warming, United States Geological Survey, Reservoirs, Colorado River, Rio Grande River, Snow and Snowstorms, Southwestern States (US, Loveland Pass (Colo


Is This the End of Oil and Gas Pipelines?

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.
Tags: Texas, News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Shale, Earthjustice, Center for Biological Diversity, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Transfer Partners LP, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Energy and Power, Pipelines, Keystone Pipeline System, Appalachian Region


Is This the End of New Pipelines?

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.
Tags: Texas, News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Shale, Earthjustice, Center for Biological Diversity, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Transfer Partners LP, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Energy and Power, Pipelines, Keystone Pipeline System, Appalachian Region


Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.
Tags: Texas, News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Shale, Earthjustice, Center for Biological Diversity, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Transfer Partners LP, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Energy and Power, Pipelines, Keystone Pipeline System, Appalachian Region


Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfires, Siberia, Arctic Regions, European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts


Earth May Take Decades to Cool After We Cut Emissions

Imagine an alternate reality where world leaders finally listened to the science and implemented measures to reduce greenhouse gases right now. Well, a new paper shows that at least a decade would pass before the world begins to cool down as a result. Depending on the level of emissions reduction, we may have to wait…Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Climate Denial, Patience Is A Virtue


Biden’s Big Climate Decision: Will He Embrace His Task Force’s Goals?

The former vice president’s allies and some of the Democratic Party’s leading progressives have quietly started to forge common ground to shape a climate plan before Election Day.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John, Biden, Kerry, Alexandria, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Prakash, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal


Climate Activists Doubted Joe Biden. Can He Win Them Over?

A task force designed to help shape Mr. Biden’s climate plan has recommended that he embrace moving to 100 percent renewable electricity in 15 years and a rapid transition to energy-efficient buildings.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Joe Biden, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John, Biden, Kerry, Alexandria, Sanders, Bernard, Prakash, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal


Progressives Doubted Joe Biden on Climate Change. Can He Win Them Over?

A task force designed to help shape Mr. Biden’s climate plan has recommended that he embrace moving to 100 percent renewable electricity in 15 years and a rapid transition to energy-efficient buildings.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Joe Biden, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John, Biden, Kerry, Alexandria, Sanders, Bernard, Prakash, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal


Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Environment, Alabama, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noaa, Ross, Trump, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Jacobs, Neil, Commerce Department, Dorian, United States Politics and Government, Wilbur L Jr


The South Pole Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of Earth

Warm air doesn’t reach Antarctica as easily as the rest of the globe, but a new study has found that not even the South Pole is safe from the influences of human-driven climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Earth, Antarctica, South Pole, Ice Ice Maybe


Even the South Pole Is Warming, and Quickly, Scientists Say

Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.
Tags: News, Environment, Research, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, South Pole, Victoria University of Wellington, Nature (Journal, Antarctic Regions


"The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyans... six miles north of the Arctic Circle, has long held the record... for the coldest inhabited place in the world."

"The record was set in 1892, when the temperature dropped to ninety below zero Fahrenheit, although these days winter temperatures are noticeably milder, hovering around fifty below. Last Saturday, Verkhoyansk claimed a new record: the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic, with an observation of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit—the same temperature was recorded that day in Las Vegas.... On May 29th, outside Norilsk, the northernmost city in the world, the thawing ground buckled, causing an oi...
Tags: Law, Russia, Global Warming, Geology, Arctic, Las Vegas, Arctic Circle, Norilsk, Ann Althouse, Verkhoyansk, Ambarnaya River


Lockdowns Tamed Road Traffic. Here’s How Cities Aim to Keep It Down.

Officials are trying to prevent a return to urban gridlock and pollution as residents begin to travel again.
Tags: News, Subways, Environment, Global Warming, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Buses, Bicycles and Bicycling, Roads and Traffic, Sidewalks, Congestion Pricing




Pandemic’s Cleaner Air Could Reshape What We Know About the Atmosphere

Coronavirus shutdowns have cut pollution, and that’s opened the door to a “giant, global environmental experiment” with potentially far-reaching consequences.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Trump, Ozone, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Fuel Emissions (Transportation, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.
Tags: News, California, Environment, Global Warming, E-commerce, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Buses, Nichols, California Air Resources Board, Mary D, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Factories and Manufacturing


Projects to Stash Carbon Dioxide Underground Get a Boost

The government, after years of delays, is finally clarifying rules on tax breaks for companies that use carbon capture to fight climate change.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Coal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, New Mexico, Tax credits, Carbon Dioxide, Internal Revenue Service, United States Politics and Government, Federal Taxes (US, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Deductions and Exemptions, Farmington (NM


‘Alarm Bells Should Be Ringing’: Record Warming In Siberia Worries Scientists

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Russian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk on Saturday, a temperature that would be a fever for a person — but this is Siberia, known for being frozen. The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday that it’s looking to verify the temperature reading, wh...
Tags: Europe, News, Climate Change, Boston, Russia, Berlin, Global Warming, Ap, Nasa, United States, Arctic, Moscow, Siberia, Geneva, Greenpeace, Arctic Circle


Cities are wrestling with a potential new exodus in the COVID-19 era, but Urban-X still believes in their future

Embodying the tensions that cities across the world face as they wrestle with controlling a pandemic in dense, urban environments, Urban-X, the accelerator for technology startups focused on the problems cities face, has launched its eighth, fully remote, cohort. While the accelerator program backed by the BMW-owned Mini Cooper automaker and the venture capital firm Urban Us is based in Brooklyn, it’s conducting its latest program virtually, with participating startups coming from Atlanta, Sy...
Tags: TC, Climate Change, Boston, Articles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Urban, Tech, Atlanta, Global Warming, Nature, Brooklyn, United States, Sydney, Venture Capital, Machine Learning


On a Pennsylvania Farm, ‘Nature Is Not Just Carrying On’

Quarantine in the country means fresh air and space, but a writer’s sense of good fortune is darkened by the state of nature. “What I’m observing is unsettling,” she says.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Pennsylvania, Agriculture and Farming, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.
Tags: Florida, News, Environment, Mortgages, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, North Carolina, Floods, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Federal National Mortgage Assn (Fannie Mae, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (Freddie Mac, St Johns County (Fla, Coastal Areas


Scientists Predict Scorching Temperatures to Last Through Summer

Hotter than normal temperatures are expected across almost all of the United States into September, government researchers said.
Tags: Weather, News, Global Warming, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Temperature, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Summer (Season


Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most

Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Black People, Premature Babies, Stillbirth, Race and Ethnicity, Pregnancy and Childbirth


The Iciest Waters Around Antarctica Are Less Icy

An unusual combination of events caused the Weddell Sea to lose more sea ice than in recent years.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Ice, Antarctica, British Antarctic Survey, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Regions, Geophysical Research Letters (Journal


NOAA Chief Violated Ethics Code in Furor Over Trump Tweet, Agency Says

Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Environment, Alabama, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noaa, Trump, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Jacobs, Neil, Ethics and Official Misconduct, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Neil Jacobs, Hurricane Dorian (2019


BP Prepares for a Future That Needs Less Oil

The energy giant said its oil and gas assets were worth less, a move reflecting broad changes in the industry.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Natural Gas, Bernard, BP Plc, Looney, Prices (Fares, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Fees and Rates, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


A War Against Climate Science, Waged by Washington’s Rank and File

Efforts to block research on climate change don’t just come from the Trump political appointees on top. Lower managers in government are taking their cues, and running with them.
Tags: News, Washington, Censorship, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Geological Survey, Science and Technology, Trump, Energy Department, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


Environmentalists Targeted Exxon Mobil. Then Hackers Targeted Them.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating a global hacker-for-hire operation that sent phishing emails to environmental groups, journalists and others.
Tags: News, Exxon Mobil, Global Warming, Manhattan, Computer Security, Exxon Mobil Corp, Citizen Lab, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Phishing (Computer Fraud