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Energy & Environment News | Heat Stress Is Hitting Caribbean Reefs Earlier Than Ever This Year on May 16, 2024 at 8:27 pm

Scientists in the United States are reporting “unprecedented patterns” of surface warming, an ominous sign for coral.  Scientists in the United States are reporting “unprecedented patterns” of surface warming, an ominous sign for coral. Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coral, National…

Energy & Environment News | Thunderstorms, Wind and Climate Change: Here’s What to Know on May 17, 2024 at 6:07 pm

Scientists say storms like those that battered Houston could become more intense as the planet warms, though pinning down trends is still challenging.  Scientists say storms like those that battered Houston could become more intense as the planet warms, though…

Energy & Environment News | Some Wind Turbines in Iowa Crumpled by Tornadoes on May 23, 2024 at 2:47 am

The damage was unusual, experts say, because turbines are built to withstand extreme weather. Iowa is a wind powerhouse, with thousands of turbines.  The damage was unusual, experts say, because turbines are built to withstand extreme weather. Iowa is a…

Energy & Environment News | These Teens Adopted an Orphaned Oil Well. Their Goal: Shut It Down. on May 30, 2024 at 3:10 am

Students, nonprofit groups and others are fund-raising to cap highly polluting oil and gas wells abandoned by industry.  Students, nonprofit groups and others are fund-raising to cap highly polluting oil and gas wells abandoned by industry. Well Done Foundation, Philanthropy, Volunteers…

Energy & Environment News | Climate Change Added a Month’s Worth of Extra-Hot Days in Past Year on May 28, 2024 at 8:30 am

Since last May, the average person experienced 26 more days of abnormal warmth than they would have without global warming, a new analysis found.  Since last May, the average person experienced 26 more days of abnormal warmth than they would…

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Energy & Environment News | Climate Change Is Taking a Toll on Mites and Springtails, a New Analysis Finds on June 6, 2024 at 11:35 am

Heat and drought are taking a toll on the tiny soil creatures that help to lock away planet-warming carbon, according to a new analysis.  Heat and drought are taking a toll on the tiny soil creatures that help to lock…

Energy & Environment News | Carbon Offsets, a Much-Criticized Climate Tool, Get Federal Guidelines on May 28, 2024 at 12:41 pm

The new principles aim to define ‘high-integrity’ offsets amid concerns that current practices often don’t cut greenhouse gas emissions as claimed.  The new principles aim to define ‘high-integrity’ offsets amid concerns that current practices often don’t cut greenhouse gas emissions…

Energy & Environment News | Chevron’s $53 Billion Oil Deal Is Backed by Hess Shareholders on May 29, 2024 at 6:29 pm

Hurdles remain as Chevron and Exxon Mobil wage a legal battle over Hess’s stake in a lucrative oil project in Guyana.  Hurdles remain as Chevron and Exxon Mobil wage a legal battle over Hess’s stake in a lucrative oil project…

Energy & Environment News | Damages From PFAS Lawsuits Could Surpass Asbestos, Industry Lawyers Warn on May 28, 2024 at 11:14 pm

At an industry presentation about dangerous “forever chemicals,” lawyers predicted a wave of lawsuits that could dwarf asbestos litigation, audio from the event revealed.  At an industry presentation about dangerous “forever chemicals,” lawyers predicted a wave of lawsuits that could…

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Energy & Environment News | Brazil’s Deadly Flooding Made Twice as Likely by Global Warming, Study Finds on June 3, 2024 at 8:00 pm

The country’s south received three months’ rain in two weeks. Global warming has made such deluges twice as likely as before, scientists said.  The country’s south received three months’ rain in two weeks. Global warming has made such deluges twice…

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