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Offshore wind farms: Are they America's next big energy boom? Houston Chronicle Oil giants sell dirty wells to buyers with looser climate goals, study finds New York Times Texas power demand hits monthly record in heatwave US News Midsummer heat baking southern states with highs feeling like July Washington Post Houston-based HIF Global selected Bay City site for its first $6B e-fuels plant Houston Chronicle Texas crypto miners expected to use enough electricity to power Houston Bloomberg ‘We have a democracy problem’: how Texas voter suppression helps keep climate action off the table The Guardian

More Climate News May 13, 2022

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The Southwest’s drought and fires are a window to our climate change future ProPublica Massive New Mexico wildfire grows, but Taos safe for now AP Louisiana's coastal communities could see $5.5B in damages in worst-case climate change scenario

More Climate News May 13, 2022

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US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster The Guardian 'Hurricane Gun:' Trump asked if china was launching storms at US Rolling Stone Oil companies are not spending windfall profits on climate Time Recycling plastic is a total bust, industry critics say CBS Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results The Guardian Swiping right on climate love: Dating apps and environmental advocacy DW Massive wildfires helped fuel global forest losses in 2021 Washington Post Supreme Court leak strikes fear among environmental lawyers Washington Post

More Climate News May 13, 2022

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Texas wildfires fueled, in part, by climate change. WFAA ‘Like a bomb went off’: Residents pick up the pieces after wildfire consumes Texas town. Dallas Morning News Texas warns firms they could lose contracts for fossil fuel divestments. Texas Tribune In Texas, an environmental battle over solar in a tall-grass prairie. Washington Post Exxon plans hydrogen and carbon-capture/storage plant near Houston. Reuters Texas led US in clean energy installations in 2021, report finds. Houston Chronicle Botanist finds signs border wall and road crews are threatening rare plant now under endangered species review. KRGV

More Climate News March 29, 2022

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Methane survey from small plane finds more pollution, waste. AP With Biden in Europe promising to expedite US LNG Exports, environmentalists on the Gulf Coast say, not so fast. Inside Climate News Oklahoma wants to be the home of electric-, hydrogen-fueled vehicles. McAlester News-Capital NM enters multistate hydrogen hub initiative. Albuquerque Journal Gov. Edwards' climate task force unanimously approves state greenhouse gas reduction plan.

More Climate News March 29, 2022

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War shakes Europe path to energy independence, climate goals. AP Misinformation is stopping renewable energy projects. NPR Biden's environment and energy agencies would see funding boost under proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. CNN Large fires becoming even larger, more widespread. Washington Post How Joe Manchin aided coal, and earned millions. New York Times Natural gas industry gets boost as Biden shifts stance. Wall Street Journal US pipeline agency pulls back plan to assess climate impacts. AP Tennessee Valley Authority chooses gas, undermining Biden’s climate goals. New York Times

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EPA acts to curb air, water pollution in poor communities. AP National Butterfly Center closes for the weekend following threats from right-wing rally. Texas Public Radio Texas Governor Abbott turns to bitcoin miners to bolster the grid and his re-election. Bloomberg Green Meet 6 Texans who could upend the oil industry. E&E News Aerial surveys detect dozens of methane 'super-emitters' in Permian. Reuters Texas may get a coastal storm barrier, but will it be too late? Texas Tribune Electric vehicle charging company relocates headquarters to Houston from California. Houston Chronicle Exxon pledges to cut emissions — but not from its oil. Grist

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Federal judge throws out oil lease sale in Gulf of Mexico. AP World's biggest offshore wind developers eyeing Louisiana for Gulf's first turbines. Climate change makes it deadlier to cross the US-Mexico border. Popular Science

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Biden begins crackdown on power plant pollution. Washington Post Judges increasingly demand climate analysis in drilling decisions. New York Times Particulate pollution is killing older Americans, even at legal levels. Ars Technica How the fossil fuel industry is pushing plastics on the world. CNBC Western monarch butterfly count hits five-year high – but the fight isn’t over. The Guardian Shell’s massive carbon capture facility in Canada emits far more than it captures, study says. CNBC Investing to stop climate change is trickier than it seems. Wall Street Journal

More Climate News February 1, 2022

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About half of US oil pipeline space is empty after boom time building spree. Reuters Plains mega-cyclone shreds December weather history. Yale Climate Connections Study: Winter tornadoes to get more powerful as world warms. AP Tornado outbreak offers climate warning. Axios The downside to Biden’s electric vehicle charging plan. Vox Western US could become nearly snowless due to climate change. Washington Post Study finds Atlantic hurricane becoming more frequent, destructive. Washington Post Wealthy people cause climate change much more than poorer people do, report finds. Yahoo News

More Climate News December 18, 2021

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Lessons from the slow death of Louisiana's oil industry. Grist Anglers welcome offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico; shrimpers skeptical. ‘Hunker down’ is not enough: 2021 hurricane season showed US isn’t prepared as climate-related disasters push people deeper into poverty. The Conversation The oil and gas industry is pushing misinformation about its impact on climate, coastal restoration. Louisiana politicians are repeating it. Southerly

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Dallas considers ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, citing noise and pollution issues. Houston Chronicle Oil execs expect more deals in Permian Basin amid volatile energy prices. Houston Chronicle Permian drillers told by lawmakers to disclose methane leaks. Bloomberg Earthquakes linked to drilling are messing with Texas. E&E News Since Congress lifted crude export ban in 2015, US has dropped 'climate bomb' on world. Common Dreams In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate. Houston Chronicle Another Texas House primary showdown is coming, and it's all about climate policy and Big Oil donations. Washington Post

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Are Tesla and Texas a perfect match? It’s questionable. New York Times New York and Texas are winning the war to attract bitcoin miners. CNBC An abandoned oil well springs back to life, throwing one West Texas rancher into a battle over her land's future. Marfa Public Radio As winter nears, tensions rise over how to prevent Texas blackouts from happening again. Houston Chronicle Houston, epicenter of Harvey damage, still would get $0 under Texas' latest disaster aid plan. Houston Chronicle Texas wants to strengthen the power grid. Are batteries the answer? Houston Chronicle Air pollution could be making Houston thunderstorms more intense. Researchers want to find out for sure. Houston Public Media

More Climate News October 13, 2021

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Massive, controversial solar project near Lake Charles offers peek into Louisiana's energy future. Advocate A month after Ida's landfall, Louisianians decry 'Third World' conditions. Reuters Shell warns of possible $500 million hit from Hurricane Ida. AP Record landfalls for tropical storms and hurricanes in US Washington Post

More Climate News October 13, 2021

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At Glasgow, can the world move from aspiration to action? Yale E360 Energy crunch stokes inflation, economic recovery concerns. Reuters More than 30 countries join US pledge to slash methane emissions. New York Times Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds. The Guardian Nobel Prize in physics honors work on climate change. New York Times Ford and General Motors fight it out to electrfy. The Economist State, federal actions show growing push for a nuclear role in reaching net zero emissions. Utility Dive Triple jeopardy: Children face dark future of climate disasters. NBC

More Climate News October 13, 2021

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Why Entergy's system failed after Hurricane Ida in New Orleans. NPR Climate, bankruptcies: A 'perfect storm' for oil leaks?. E&E News Drought tests centuries-old water traditions in New Mexico. AP

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COP26: How the UN climate conference works, and what leaders hope to achieve. CNN Fossil fuel companies pitch hydrogen made from natural gas. Time EPA sharply limits use of HFCs – powerful greenhouse gases used as coolants. CBS News China pledges to stop financing coal power plants abroad. NPR Biden commits to double U.S. climate change funding for developing nations. Yahoo Big tech’s pro-climate rhetoric is not matched by policy action, report finds. The Guardian U.S. and E.U. pledge 30% cut in methane emissions to limit global heating. The Guardian Biden launches plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat. AP

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With its new cryptocurrency mining business on city land, Denton is suddenly a crypto player: Watchdog Dave Lieber asks 'Does doubling electricity usage in Denton help or hurt the Texas grid?' Dallas Morning News Natural gas prices are rising. Here’s why that helps the cleanest (and dirtiest) electricity sources. Inside Climate News Exxon’s secret assist from the world’s top PR firm. Dallas Morning News Methane crackdown could threaten u.s. Driller profits, Citi says. Bloomberg Shell exits Permian with $9.5 bln Texas shale sale to ConocoPhillips. Reuters How to talk about climate change across the political divide. New Yorker Power-hungry Texas looks at ways to cut demand for electricity. Houston Chronicle

More Climate News September 25, 2021

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Summer 2021 was hottest on record in US, tied with Dust Bowl summer of 1936. CNN Biden wants nearly half the nation’s energy to come from solar by 2050. Washington Post Study calls for strict limits on oil, coal to curb warming. AP Methane rule to eclipse past regulations, including Obama's. E&E News Harvard will move to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. Harvard Crimson Joe Manchin’s dirty empire. Intercept Oil industry launches lobbying blitz as Congress targets fossil fuel subsidies. DeSmog

More Climate News September 11, 2021

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After hurricane Ida, how much longer can New Orleans’s new levees hold?. New Yorker New Orleans built a power plant to prepare for storms and hurricanes. It sat dark for 2 days. New York Times To keep the lights on, New Orleans’ grid needs to change—here’s how. National Geographic

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