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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

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. ‘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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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

More Climate News September 25, 2021

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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

More Climate News September 11, 2021

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Advocates charged over Houston plan to add 100 electric vehicles in shift to gasoline-free fleet. Houston Chronicle Climate change may have worsened deadly Texas cold wave. Washington Post Army Corps releases final $29 billion ‘Ike Dike’ study for Congressional approval. Houston Public Media Border wall or levee? South Texas structure sparks controversy. Texas Tribune Tesla plan to sell electricity in Texas would cut out the 'middleman'. Utility Dive More than two-thirds of observed Permian wells flaring without permit, report says. Houston Chronicle Lubbock water conservation holds off multi-million dollar water supply projects. KCBD

More Climate News September 11, 2021

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Louisiana needs sand to rebuild its coast. Old oil and gas pipelines are blocking the way. Washington Post Forecasters: Hurricane season to be busier than 1st thought. AP Burn scars can have lasting impacts on communities for years after wildfire. New Mexico Political Report

More Climate News August 8, 2021

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Biden calls for half of new cars to be electric or plug-in hybrids by 2030. Washington Post U.S. automakers pledge huge increase in electric vehicles. AP Biden announces record amount of climate resilience funding. New York Times Climate change almost completely destabilizes Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, study finds. Washington Post Floods: Research shows millions more at risk of flooding. BBC New climate report will detail grim future of hotter, extreme weather and rising seas. Scientific American The U.S. power sector is halfway to net zero emissions, but it gets harder now, analysts say. Utility Dive Bipartisan $1 trillion Senate infrastructure bill focuses on transmission, nuclear, carbon capture. Utility Dive

More Climate News August 8, 2021

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Exxon considers pledging ‘net zero’ carbon by 2050. Wall Street Journal Dead zones spread along Oregon coast and Gulf of Mexico, study shows. The Guardian Texas oil regulator floats tax credits for natural gas projects. Houston Chronicle Energy industry showers Gov. Greg Abbott, other Texas politicians with campaign cash after they passed power grid bills. Texas Tribune FERC must redo climate analysis for Texas LNG projects - D.C. Circuit. Reuters CenterPoint customers will pay price for pipeline company profits during Texas freeze. Houston Chronicle

More Climate News August 7, 2021

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Here are Louisiana's seven strategies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Mexican methane leak rate 'alarming' for climate change, report says. Reuters Louisiana climate change: Can the civilian climate corps help? Rolling Stone Western drought has lasted longer than the dust bowl. Scientific American

More Climate News August 2, 2021

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Biden wants to turn America’s auto fleet electric. It’s harder than it seems. Washington Post Rising seas are coming for big tech campuses. Who will pay to protect them? NPR Coastal landfills are no match for rising seas. The Nation Democrats call infrastructure bill a down payment on climate. New York Times Special Report-The recycling myth: Big Oil’s solution for plastic waste littered with failure. Reuters Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds. The Guardian Climate crisis catches power companies unprepared. New York Times Climate crisis and carbon capture: Why some are worried about its role. CNBC

More Climate News August 2, 2021

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Why Texas fossil fuel unions signed onto a climate plan. Grist Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals. AP Exxon sting ensnares think tanks with climate credentials. E&E News Natural gas bills will go up after Texas' deadly winter storm. Regulators will decide how much. Houston Chronicle Energy transition could create 1.1 million jobs in Texas, report says. Houston Chronicle Texas PUC, ERCOT pledge 'reliability is first' as state pursues market reform. Utility Dive Austin housing project offers Tesla large-scale test bed to address challenges with energy products. Utility Dive After Kelcy Warren’s Energy Transfer partners made billions from the deadly Texas blackouts, he gave $1 million to Greg Abbott. Texas Observer

More Climate News July 31, 2021

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