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Uncontrolled burning: The role of oil and gas in New Mexico’s historic wildfires. Capital & Main Biden administration offers an offshore drilling plan. Likely backers: very few. New York Times The Southwest is bone dry. Now, a key water source is at risk. POLITICO New Mexico’s landmark coal transition law faces an uncertain timeline. High Country News

More Climate News July 6, 2022

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Austin's new chief resiliency officer talks equipping communities in face of extreme weather, violence, injustice. Utility Dive Meet the climate scientist taking on Joe Rogan and QAnon. E&E News Why the Texas power grid is vulnerable to blackouts during winter storms and heat waves. Vox Will the Texas power grid survive the summer after record heat? Houston Chronicle How an organized Republican effort punishes companies for climate action. New York Times BP targets Houston for major carbon capture project. Houston Chronicle New Texas plan for federal Harvey aid again diverts money away from coast. Texas Tribune

More Climate News June 2, 2022

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Monarch butterfly numbers in Mexico rise by 35%. AP Why won’t the EPA fine New Mexico’s greenhouse gas leakers? Capitol & Main Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina. The Conversation Priceless seeds, sprouts key to US West's post-fire future. AP

More Climate News June 2, 2022

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Climate inaction could cost the world $178 trillion. Fast Company G7 commits to decarbonizing electricity by 2035 but leaves wiggle room for fossil fuels. CNN Greenhouse gas pollution trapping almost 50 percent more heat than 30 years ago. The Hill Recycling plastic is a total bust, industry critics say. CBS News UN warns of ‘Total Societal Collapse’ due to breaching of planetary boundaries. Byline Times Climate worries galvanize a new pro-nuclear movement in the US. Washington Post Australia’s rightwing government weaponised climate change - now it has faced its reckoning. The Guardian Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UN. The Guardian

More Climate News June 2, 2022

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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. NOLA.com

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. NOLA.com

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

More Climate News March 29, 2022

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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

More Climate News February 1, 2022

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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. NOLA.com Climate change makes it deadlier to cross the US-Mexico border. Popular Science

More Climate News February 1, 2022

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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. NOLA.com ‘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

More Climate News December 18, 2021

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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

More Climate News December 17, 2021

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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

More Climate News September 27, 2021

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