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Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change
Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change By MICHAEL BIESECKER and HELEN WIEFFERING LENORAH, Texas (AP) — To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas operations scattered throughout the oil-rich Permian Basin. What’s not […]
Bill Nye: The best way to fight climate change is by voting
The best way to save the planet isn’t necessarily recycling – it’s stepping into a voting booth. That’s according to celebrity science educator Bill Nye, television’s “The Science Guy,” who spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, last week. “To be sure, recycling the bottles, don’t throw the plastic away [and] compost your […]
Washington State Governor Warns Climate Change Will Bring A Summer Of ‘Blackouts, Destruction, And Death’
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee (D) is warning residents that the summer of 2022 will be one of  “blackouts, destruction, and death” due to climate change. On June 13, Inslee’s campaign sent an email telling voters in The Evergreen State, “It’s shaping up to be a deadly summer.” “As the climate crisis worsens, we’re facing […]
It grows 1,500 times the food with 5% of the water. How a Utah vertical farm combats climate change.
This story is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing commitment to identify solutions to Utah’s biggest challenges through the work of the Innovation Lab. Before Utah’s searing, mega-drought summer, came the winter storm of 2021. In February tornadoes and ice storms swept across the nation causing massive damage. Hardest hit was Texas, where millions […]
Environmental toxins are worsening obesity pandemic, say scientists | Pollution | The Guardian
Chemical pollution in the environment is supersizing the global obesity epidemic, according to a major scientific review. The idea that the toxins called “obesogens” can affect how the body controls weight is not yet part of mainstream medicine. But the dozens of scientists behind the review argue that the evidence is now so strong that […]
New school: Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Stanford’s first new school in 70 years will launch this fall as the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, recognizing a $1.1 billion gift from John and Ann Doerr, the largest in the university’s history. The commitment, together with gifts from other generous donors, will extend the university’s scholarship and dramatically amplify its impact in tackling […]
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Wrecks DiCaprio After Global Warming Tweet Lecture
Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio, known for flying on private jets while hectoring ordinary folks about climate change, earned a snarky rebuke from Brazilian President Jairo Bolsonaro after urging young voters to register for the country’s upcoming election. The tweet from DiCaprio was nothing new, as the actor has long been known for environmental activism. But […]
Exclusive: Climate change could cost U.S. budget $2 trillion a year by the end of the century, White House says | Reuters
WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) – Flood, fire, and drought fueled by climate change could take a massive bite out of the U.S. federal budget per year by the end of the century, the White House said in its first ever such assessment on Sunday. The Office of Management and Budget assessment, tasked by President Joe […]
Watch: Trump dodges on whether humans cause climate change: 'In my opinion, you have a thing called weather'
Former President Donald Trump at a rally in Florence, South Carolina on March 12, 2022. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Former President Trump was asked whether he believes human activity contributes to climate change. He dodged, pointing to other countries’ climate emissions while declaring that the US must remain “competitive.” Trump has long denied the science behind […]
EPA restores California's authority to set its own auto pollution rules
California is back in the driver’s seat as it steers the nation toward a future of cleaner cars and light trucks. The Biden administration on Wednesday reinstated the state’s authority to set motor vehicle pollution standards stricter than the federal government’s. That includes tighter restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. The decision, announced by the U.S. […]