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It’s not a border crisis. It’s a climate crisis. Politico Drought hits the Southwest, and New Mexico’s canals run dry. New York Times Mexico water supply buckles on worsening drought, putting crops at risk. Reuters 'Megadrought' along border strains US-Mexico water relations. The Conversation Crumbling America: Meet Louisiana's climate-change refugees. The Telegraph

More Climate News July 21, 2021

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Climate change goals and oil production are clashing in the US. National Geographic Democrats’ budget would finance sweeping clean-energy plan. Wall Street Journal Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy. AP Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs. The Guardian Hydrogen is one answer to climate change. Getting it is the hard part. New York Times EU launches big climate plan for 'our children and grandchildren'. Reuters Recent heat waves show the US power grid is not ready for climate change. Vox

More Climate News July 20, 2021

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ERCOT releases plan to boost reliability after blackouts, as report outlines gas, electric failures. Utility Dive Houston-based Rhythm to sell electricity plans supporting specific renewable projects. Houston Chronicle Gas sellers reaped $11 billion windfall during Texas freeze. Bloomberg In Corpus Christi’s Hillcrest neighborhood, Black residents feel like they are living in a ‘sacrifice zone’. Inside Climate News ERCOT report confirms gas- and coal-fired plant outages played big role in June grid woes. Dallas Morning News Renewables may become Texas' top source of electricity. Houston Chronicle Gov. Greg Abbott wants to incentivize more nuclear, coal, gas power plants. Texas Tribune

More Climate News July 20, 2021

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Bipartisan infrastructure deal omits big climate measures. New York Times Climate change impact: UN report warns of 'irreversible consequences.' USA Today Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds. The Guardian Amid troubles for fossil fuels, has the era of ‘peak oil’ arrived? Yale E360 What if American democracy fails the climate crisis? New York Times How Pope Francis and Vatican activists helped rein in Big Oil on climate change. Religion News Service Developer officially cancels Keystone XL pipeline project blocked by Biden. Reuters China wants to go carbon-neutral — and won't stop burning coal to get there. NPR

More Climate News June 27, 2021

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As the Gulf of Mexico heals from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, stringent safety proposals remain elusive. Inside Climate News Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands. AP Cancer Alley campaigner wins Goldman prize for environmental defenders. The Guardian

More Climate News June 27, 2021

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Texas power grid faces summer having changed little from February freeze. Reuters ERCOT still doesn't know why Texas power plants went offline last week. Texas Tribune Shell and GM unveil partnership on Texas power and car-charging. Axios San Diego, Houston detail paths for cities to purchase renewable energy. Utility Dive Texas loses to Oklahoma on electric vehicle company Canoo’s ‘mega-factory.’ The power grid cited as one reason. Dallas Morning News Fracking endangers children’s health in Arlington, TX. Reveal Texas adding energy storage ahead of risky summer months: S&P analysis. Utility Dive A $26-billion plan to save the Houston area from rising seas. Undark Magazine

More Climate News June 27, 2021

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No new oil, gas or coal development if world is to reach net zero by 2050, says world energy body. The Guardian Study: Climate change added $8 billion to Sandy's damages. AP How vulnerable is US energy infrastructure to future cyberattacks? Wall Street Journal White House environmental justice advisers express opposition to nuclear, carbon capture projects. The Hill NFTs may be the future of art — but are they threatening the future of the planet? CBS A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan. Washington Post Are there too many people? All bets are off. The Guardian

More Climate News May 20, 2021

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New Mexico utilities prepare for electric vehicles. New Mexico Political Report $2 billion project would help save Louisiana coast - and stoke flooding in these hamlets. NOLA.com As the climate warms, could the U.S. face another dust bowl? Yale Environment 360 Louisiana's governor wants the oil and gas state to go carbon neutral. WWNO

More Climate News May 20, 2021

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Texas bars city climate plans from banning natural gas as fuel source. Texas Tribune 'A terrible idea': Texas legislators fight over renewables' role in power crisis, aiming to avert a repeat. Utility Dive Renewable energy jobs are booming in Texas. Houston Chronicle As Texas went dark, the state paid natural-gas companies to go offline. Wall Street Journal NRG discloses nearly $1B hit from Texas grid collapse. Utility Dive Texas lawmakers propose electricity market bailout after winter storm. Texas Tribune Army Corps takes alternate route to fund $26B Ike Dike project. Houston Chronicle

More Climate News May 20, 2021

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Biden wants to slash emissions. Success would mean a very different America. New York Times Cleaner ‘bridge’ fuels are killing up to 46,000 Americans per year, study shows. HuffPost U.S. Senate votes to reinstate methane rules loosened by Trump. The Guardian Biden admin proposes phase out of climate-damaging refrigerant. Reuters Emissions cuts could drop the impact of melting ice on oceans by half. New York Times U.S. eyes nuclear reactor tax credit to meet climate goals. Reuters China speeds past the United States and Europe in 2019. Washington Post

More Climate News May 8, 2021

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13 U.S. refineries exceeded emissions limits for cancer-causing benzene in 2020. Reuters Bill to make Louisiana a fossil fuel sanctuary state signals lawmakers' discontent with Biden administration. Louisiana Illuminator New Mexico fights to escape powerful grip of big oil and gas. The Guardian Can recycled glass help restore Louisiana’s eroding coastline? The Guardian Formosa Plastics Group faces tough opposition on proposed Louisiana plant. Washington Post

More Climate News May 8, 2021

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ERCOT forecasts record-breaking power demand this summer in Texas. Houston Chronicle Texas Legislature advances bills to shield oil and gas from climate initiatives. Texas Tribune Houston still a tough sell for renewable energy venture funding. Houston Chronicle Wind power's role in Texas grid failure less than first estimated. Texas Tribune Houston launches citywide solar co-op. Houston Public Media Exxon eyes Houston for $100B carbon capture hub. Houston Chronicle Despite hate from Evangelicals, Katharine Hayhoe sees climate hope. Sojourners

More Climate News May 8, 2021

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Texas oil and gas regulators defended industry’s image during winter storm. Texas Tribune Texas officials circulated climate skeptic's talking points on power failures during storm. NBC Natural gas producers are getting a pass from the Lege after the blackouts. Texas Monthly Texas activists are fighting against a natural gas project abroad. Texas Observer Has Exxon Mobil turned over a new, green leaf? Reuters Plan to expand Texas highway stalled over environmental racism concerns. The Guardian

More Climate News April 7, 2021

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Waves of abandonment. Grist and Texas Observer Devastation from storms fuels migration in Honduras. New York Times Feds move forward with New Mexico drilling plan despite community outcry. Capital & Main

More Climate News April 7, 2021

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Carbon dioxide is halfway to doubling pre-industrial levels. Washington Post US fossil-fuel companies took billions in tax breaks – and then laid off thousands. The Guardian Biden’s big bet: Tackling climate change will create jobs, not kill them. New York Times Tropical forests in Brazil and elsewhere are being cut down, making it more difficult to attack climate change. Washington Post On tap in California: Another drought four years after last. AP Sweden rejects pioneering test to dim sunlight reaching Earth. Thomson Reuters Foundation

More Climate News April 7, 2021

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Migrants are heading north to the US because Guatemala and Honduras haven’t recovered from storm damage. Vox Louisiana is running dangerously short of groundwater. NPR New Mexico oil and gas emissions grew in last year amid COVID-19. Carlsbad Current-Argus Mississippi mud might stop Louisiana from disappearing. Scientific American

More Climate News March 24, 2021

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Biden’s recovery plan bets big on clean energy. New York Times Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century. Reuters Climate change protest: Activists hold a global strike as a reality check on net-zero targets. Vox Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal. The Guardian New EPA head, Michael Regan, says agency has climate regulations underway. New York Times The race to zero: Can America reach net-zero emissions by 2050? The Guardian Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup (when the party ends). High Country News Far-right co-opting environmentalism to justify anti-immigration and anti-Semitic views. The Independent

More Climate News March 24, 2021

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Texas freeze led to release of tons of air pollutants as refineries shut. The Guardian Gas shortages played larger role in Texas blackouts, ex-ERCOT monitor suggests. Houston Chronicle Keystone XL pipeline: Texas and Montana lead coalition of states suing Biden administration over pipeline. CNN In private, a top regulator pledged he would try to protect profits made during the blackouts. Texas Monthly Texas lawmakers introduce bill penalizing fossil fuel ‘boycott.’ Gizmodo Tesla (TSLA) is plugging a secret mega-battery into the Texas grid. Bloomberg

More Climate News March 23, 2021

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Biden drilling ban forces Democratic-led New Mexico to reckon with oil dependence. Reuters Louisiana governor at odds with Biden over oil, gas policy. AP New U.S. Chemical Safety Board senior advisor says he will address climate change effects on chemical plants. Southerly

More Climate News February 12, 2021

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'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds. The Guardian How the fossil fuel industry convinced Americans to love gas stoves. Mother Jones Big business squirms as Biden tightens climate regulations. Politico Biden's new conservation corps stirs hopes of nature-focused hiring spree. The Guardian Biden wants 100% clean energy. Will California step up? Los Angeles Times GM will sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. New York Times Biden wants to replace government fleet with electric vehicles. The Verge UN global climate poll: ‘The people’s voice is clear – they want action’. The Guardian

More Climate News February 12, 2021

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