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    By Biswajeet Banerjee The Associated Press LUCKNOW, India>> Millions of Indians celebrated Diwali with a new Guinness World Record number of bright earthen oil lamps as concerns about air pollution soared in the South Asian country. Across the country, dazzling multicolored ...
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NATIVE AMERICANS Clean energy projects funded By Sophie Austin The Associated Press/ Report for America The federal government will fund 17 projects across the U.S. to expand access to renewable energy on Native American reservations and in other rural areas, the Biden administration announced o...
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Utility to pay for Pano AI’s camera systems on 1.5M acres across its territory Utility to pay for Pano AI’s camera systems on 1.5 million acres across its territory By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Xcel Energy Colorado, which expects to spend about $180 million on wildfire prevention this ...
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By KC Becker Guest Commentary The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Clean Air Act fuels settlement with the Suncor refinery generated questions about the settlement and the EPA’s broader efforts to improve environmental conditions at the facility and in nearby communities in Commerce City a...
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Posted by on in Solar
By Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley The New York Times WASHINGTON>> Six years ago, an executive from Suniva, a bankrupt solar panel manufacturer, warned a packed hearing room in Washington that competition from companies in China and Southeast Asia was causing a “bloodbath” in his industry. Mo...
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Posted by on in Transportation
           By Seung Min Kim The Associated Press BEAR, Del.>> President Joe Biden, arguably the nation’s biggest Amtrak fan, visited a train maintenance shop in his home state of Delaware on Monday to showcase more than $16 billion in federal investments for r...
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             By Peter Eavis The New York Times For more than a century, the Panama Canal has provided a convenient way for ships to move between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, helping to speed up international trade. But a drought has left the canal without...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Dionne Searcey and Delger Erdenesanaa The New York Times America’s stewardship of one of its most precious resources, groundwater, relies on a patchwork of state and local rules so lax and outdated that in many places, oversight is all but nonexistent, a New York Times analysis has found. The ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE>> Northern New Mexico or bust — that seems to be the case for at least one Mexican gray wolf that is intent on wandering beyond the boundaries set for managing the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in North America. Federal and state wild...
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U.S. regulators say they will review the use of a chemical found in almost every tire after a petition from West Coast Native American tribes that want it banned because it kills salmon as they return from the ocean to their natal streams to spawn. The Yurok tribe in California and the Port Gamble ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
James Hansen, the scientist who first sounded the climate alarm in Congress, sees a decrease in aerosol pollution driving a surge of warming and criticizes the U.N. climate science panel, drawing a backlash from other researchers. By Bob Berwyn November 2, 2023  During the past year, the needl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Last month, over 100 Amazonian river dolphins were found dead in a lake in the Brazilian Amazon. Their fate was due to a combination of heat and low water levels from what many consider to be the worst drought in the history of the Amazon.  Like other extreme weather events, the climate crisis...
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Agency reports targets in reach via wind, solar power By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado’s power companies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 98.5% by 2040 without new government policies or programs that would increase costs to consumers, according to a new modeling r...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
           Backyard lawns safe, but draft bill proposes prohibition on new ornamental grasses By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coloradans might have to say goodbye to verdant green medians full of grass if state lawmakers succeed in a plan to save water b...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Katrina Miller The New York Times The American Ornithological Society, the organization responsible for standardizing English bird names across the Americas, announced Wednesday it would rename all species honoring people. Bird names derived from people, the society said in a statement, can be ...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
           By Kevin McGill and Stephen Smith The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS>> The heating element removed from Monique Plaisance’s water heater in September was disintegrating, streaked with rust and covered in a dry crust. She blamed the corrosion on the wa...
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         The short-term crisis averted; here’s what’s at stake in negotiations for its long-term future  By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. An immediate crisis on the Colorado River has been averted, but negotiators now must turn their attention to the next pro...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
CRITICAL MINERALS The controversy about the industrialized extraction of seabed minerals was put to rest for the time being as the governing council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) agreed to take two more years to finalize mining regulations. The ISA, established by the U.N. as an ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
NEW LAW ABOUT TO KICK IN By Suzie Romig Pilot & Today Owners of retail businesses and food and drink establishments likely are carefully considering their orders for disposable containers and carryout bags this fall as a statewide ordinance will kick in Jan. 1 to ban carryout plastic bags and...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Clifford Krauss The New York Times Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest U.S. oil companies, this month committed to spending more than $50 billion each to buy smaller companies in deals that would let them produce more oil and natural gas for decades to come. But a day after Chevron announ...
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