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Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 14:39
Legislation that the Mexican president has pushed would curtail private investors in the energy industry and possibly reverse gains in lowering carbon emissions.
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For Planet Earth, No Tourism is a Curse and a Blessing

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 04:00
From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?
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Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 15:04
An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.
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Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:40
The tiny town of Rawlins will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest wind farms. But pride in the fossil fuel past remains a powerful force.
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Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 05:00
They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.
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Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 18:25
In his first major address, the secretary of state pledged to focus on how diplomacy has a direct effect on regular Americans. At the top of the list: dealing with China.
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Exxon Mobil’s Chief Says It Is ‘Supportive’ of Zero-Emission Goals

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 14:25
Darren Woods, in an interview before an annual presentation to investors, also suggested there was common ground with Biden administration policies.
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A Small Hint of Big Trouble in the Oceans

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 13:23
Some scientists fear that meltwater from Greenland may be affecting ocean currents that help regulate far-reaching weather patterns.
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California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:38
Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical.
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How Green Are Electric Vehicles?

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 06:41
In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.
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Reversing Trump, Interior Department Moves Swiftly on Climate Change

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 23:19
As Deb Haaland, President Biden's choice for Interior secretary, heads toward a showdown vote, the department she would head is moving ahead on environmental policies.
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Walter Chambers, Birder Who Saw What Others Didn’t, Dies at 46

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 17:30
Mr. Chambers worked night shifts as a pharmacist so he could spend time scouring Georgia for unseen birds. He died of complications of Covid-19.
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Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced.

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:13
Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
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Can We Patch Up the Natural World We’ve Hurt?

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:28
In “Under a White Sky,” Elizabeth Kolbert explores the human efforts to confront the effects of climate change, and all their unintended consequences.
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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 04:00
As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.
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Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:43
New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent, the world body announced.
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For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 09:31
From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.
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Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:19
The federal government is revising rates for flood coverage on April 1. New data suggests premiums need to increase sharply for some homes.
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Jennifer Granholm is confirmed as energy secretary.

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:17
Ms. Granholm will oversee an agency that plays a leading role in researching and developing new energy technologies.
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Workhorse Stock Plunges After Losing USPS Contract

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:49
Workhorse, a small truck maker with big ambitions, was counting on the deal for a surge in revenue. Its shares lost $2 billion in value.
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