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Increasing natural gas prices boosts both clean and dirty generation

Friday - An increase in natural gas prices leads to price hikes across the US economy for home heating, fertilizer, chemicals—and wholesale electricity, because of the power sector’s heavy reliance on gas-fired power plants.

Report shows how native American nations respond to climate change

Friday - Indigenous nations are at the frontlines of climate change, but they’re also leaders in how to adapt to changing weather conditions and transition to renewable energy.

Late night comedians team up to tackle climate crises

Thursday - Climate change, which is responsible for magnifying this summer's deadly heat waves, hurricanes, wildfires and floods, is typically no laughing matter. But for one night, seven popular late-night comedy shows hope they can change that.

L.A.’s new reflective streets bounce heat back into space

Thursday - When the scientists aboard the International Space Station direct their thermal camera at Los Angeles, standing out from the sweltering red and orange blob is a crescent of cool, blueish white deep in the San Fernando Valley.

Biden to announce ‘good news’ on $100bn UN climate fund

Wednesday - United States President Joe Biden is expected to announce “good news” on addressing a shortfall in a $100bn global climate fund, a UN official said on Monday following a closed-door meeting on the sidelines of the general assembly.

Has methane-free vegan icecream arrived?

30 Aug 21 - Nothing hits quite so good as a cone full of ice cream on a sweltering summer day. Alas, that single serving of classic vanilla may cool you off, but it has the exact opposite effect on the Earth. The dairy industry accounts for a massive 3.5 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, and the US's 8.8 million cows are a huge source of the planet-warming gas methane.

USA nears first major steps to control CO2 emissions

25 Aug 21 - The United States is preparing to adopt a raft of new energy policies that will for the first time put the US – the world’s second-worst polluter after China – on a path to meeting its pledge to cut greenhouse emissions in half by 2035.

Time for a cow tax?: Mother Jones

23 Aug 21 - During a debate about the Democrats’ new infrastructure bill in the Senate chamber on Tuesday night, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) took the floor, positioned next to a sign stating “No Cow Tax.”

On the hunt for climate killing gas

23 Aug 21 - After finding a rusty gas canister near his midwest US home, Rick Karas checked online if it was worth anything. Incredibly, it turned out to be a coveted commodity in the battle against climate...

Judge overturns U.S. approval of Alaska oil project

20 Aug 21 - A federal judge has reversed the U.S. government's approval of ConocoPhillips' planned $6 billion Willow oil development in Alaska, citing problems with its environmental analysis, according to court...

Solar-powered trucks cut refrigeration emissions

17 Aug 21 - A solar energy provider, XL Fleet, is partnering with eNow to fit a thousand refrigeration trucks with solar panel roofs in a bid to help cut emissions of the power-intensive vehicles.

'Final warning': US lawmakers

10 Aug 21 - Lawmakers and top climate officials in President Joe Biden's administration sounded the alarm on Monday in response to a new report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...

Half US cars to be zero-emission by 2030 - Biden

6 Aug 21 - President Biden wants half of cars sold in the US by 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles, the White House says.

US forest fires threaten carbon offsets

5 Aug 21 - Forests in the United States that generate the carbon offsets bought by companies including BP and Microsoft are on fire as summer blazes rage in North America.

Promising battery technology revealed

3 Aug 21 - Startup Form Energy has finally made public the battery chemistry behind a technology that the company claims could make challenges of integrating renewable energy a thing of the past and outcompete...

Growing calls for Climate Change Corps

29 Jul 21 - Rolling Stone's Dililah Friedler argues that the crises facing the Gulf Coast communities of Louisiana is proof of the need for a Climate Change Corps, like the one being promoted in the US Congress.

Cars in US now as big as WWII tanks

26 Jul 21 - American cars are now almost as big as the tanks that won the second world war.

The huge sequestration potential of regenerative farming

Cloud Agronomics carbon sequestration imaging overlaid onto a public map.

23 Jul 21 - By some estimates, if the 1.2 billion acres of American agricultural land (more than half of the U.S. land base) transitioned towards regenerative farming practices, it could sequester up to 20...

Bezos coverage eclipses climate change

22 Jul 21 - Jeff Bezos got as much morning show coverage in a day as climate change got all last year

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