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  By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press LA PINE, ORE. » Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously. We were goin...
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  Experts blame warming temps, less rain, plus thefts By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post About this time every year, southeastern Colorado towns like La Junta see more visitors looking to glimpse saucer-sized Texas brown tarantulas as they scurry out of their burrows and across fields and ro...
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Posted by on in Food
  By Julie Creswell © The New York Times Co. In the fall of 2018, Jenny Goldfarb suddenly had a craving for a corned beef and pastrami sandwich. For Goldfarb — who grew up in a New York Jewish deli family — it was the classic sandwich of her youth. But her yearning came with a hitch: She is...
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  By Gillian Flaccus and Brittany Peterson The Associated Press MADRAS, ORE. » Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt lines empty irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweeds punct...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Not long after Paul Bruchez’s family bought a ranch along the Colorado River near Kremmling, his father became ill amid a crippling drought in 2002 that left them without irrigation water. “The family conversation was we either need to be invo...
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  By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » President Joe Biden tried on Friday to hammer out the world’s next steps against rapidly worsening climate change with a small group of other global leaders and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecki...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Fair Bluff is a small North Carolina town in an idyllic setting, amid cornfields and tobacco fields and alongside the verdant Lumber River. But Fair Bluff’s setting may also be dooming the town. Like much of eastern North Carolina, it sits on a coastal plain, one that is increasingly vulner...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Royal Dutch Shell on Monday sold its oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, the biggest American oil field, to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash. The deal marks a turning point for Shell, which had put considerable effort i...
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  By Paul Sullivan © The New York Times Co. Wildfires in California and Oregon. Hurricanes that wreak havoc from the Gulf Coast up to the Northeast. Hail in the Midwest that is so big and falls with such intensity that it punctures roofs. Extreme weather is causing billions of dollars in pr...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Fair Bluff is a small North Carolina town in an idyllic setting, amid cornfields and tobacco fields and alongside the verdant Lumber River. But Fair Bluff’s setting may also be dooming the town. Like much of eastern North Carolina, it sits on a coastal plain, one that is increasingl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Katy Reckdahl © The New York Times Co. NEW ORLEANS » In many ways, Iley Joseph’s one-bedroom apartment was an ideal place to ride out a hurricane. It was on the third floor — much too high to flood — of a building that was sturdy and new, part of a sle...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate Reality, AUGUST 10, 2021 | 12:42 PM The world’s climate scientists are sending Congress and world leaders a clear message: We are on the brink of catastrophe. What happens next is up to us. The alarm bells really couldn’t be any louder or clearer. We are living through the last years stil...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
    By Tammy Webber The Associated Press MULESHOE, TEXAS » Tim Black‘s cellphone dings, signaling the time to reverse sprinklers spitting water across a pie-shaped section of grass that will provide pasture for his cattle. It’s important not to waste a drop. His family’s future depend...
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Posted by on in Forestry
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press CUSTER CITY, S.D. » Looking down a hillside dotted with large stumps and nearly devoid of trees, a pair of retired U.S. Forest Service employees lamented logging policies they helped craft to deal with two harbingers of climate change — pine beetles and wildfi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
OPEC says oil demand will exceed pre-pandemic levels   By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Monday that demand for oil was expected to rebound above prepandemic levels next year. In its Monthly Oil Report, the group said that i...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Simon Romero © The New York Times Co. SALT LAKE CITY » Kevin Perry had just begun his morning routine, stepping outside to get the newspaper, when he noticed something was wrong with the sky. “Within 30 seconds, I was coughing, and my throat hurt,” Perry, an atmospheric scientist at the Univer...
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Posted by on in Food
By Jen Johnson Livsey Guest Commentary Over the past several months, drought and wildfires have dominated the news cycle in the west. The Colorado River was recently declared to be at its lowest since the 1930s and another record breaking fire season has blanketed dozens of states in devastation a...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
LATE-NIGHT SHOWS ARE TEAMING UP TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE   Climate change may not be the easiest subject to laugh about, but late-night hosts are teaming up in hopes of raising awareness about the issue and even finding some humor in it. On Sept. 22, seven network and cable late-night shows ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Renata Brito The Associated Press BARCELONA, SPAIN » Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank...
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