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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. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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No, frozen wind turbines aren’t the main culprit for Texas’ power outages. Texas Tribune 14 states, including Texas, threaten to sue to over Keystone. Houston Chronicle Texas lawmakers have denounced Joe Biden's energy moves, but experts say they could benefit the state. Texas Tribune Solar offers out-of-work oil landmen place to rebuild. Houston Chronicle New Sierra Club study gives San Antonio's CPS Energy a failing grade on climate goals. San Antonio Current Ted Cruz pumps up Keystone job numbers. Washington Post More plants, less concrete: Houston now will offer tax incentives for eco-friendly development. Houston Chronicle

More Climate News February 11, 2021

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Judge delays crucial permit for Formosa Plastics plant; requires deeper analysis of racial impacts. The Advocate Where Native American members of Congress stand on climate. Grist How faith leaders organized to win two major environmental victories in Louisiana. Southerly New Mexico makes progress on climate change, but more to do, report says. Santa Fe New Mexican

More Climate News November 24, 2020

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Biden names John Kerry as presidential climate envoy. Washington Post General Motors drops support for trump climate rollbacks. New York Times The fossil fuel industry wants you to believe it’s good for people of color. Los Angeles Times When creatives turn destructive: Image-makers and the climate crisis. New Yorker Trump rolled back 100+ environmental rules. Biden may focus on undoing five of the biggest ones. InsideClimate News Boris Johnson proposes green industrial revolution for Britain. Washington Post Greenland's largest glaciers nearing rates of melt expected in 'worst-case scenario.' Independent

More Climate News November 24, 2020

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'The opportunity is now' to fix flooding in Houston, expert says. Houston Chronicle Trump didn't win the Latino vote in Texas. He won the Tejano vote. Politico How FTI drove influence campaigns nationwide for big oil. New York Times Another coal plant to close in East Texas. Houston Chronicle In a lasting patch of Texas beach, residents seek to keep oil out. Houston Chronicle Texas earns an 'F' in how it teaches students about climate change, groups say. Dallas Morning News

More Climate News November 24, 2020

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Is 'clean energy' a winning issue for GOP candidates? Austin American-Statesman Investment giants urge Texas to end most natural gas flaring. Bloomberg A new study finds a link between flaring and an increase in premature births. Texas Observer Occidental financing major CO2 removal plant in Texas. Reuters Chinese-backed wind project sparks Texas border brawl. E&E News A Texas town takes on fracking as a racial justice issue. Bloomberg Water, Texas. Circle of Blue

More Climate News September 11, 2020

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Oklahoma governor asked EPA to strip tribes of environmental authority. Louisiana's population is moving to escape climate catastrophe. Quartz New Mexico must combat climate crisis, Luján says. Santa Fe New Mexican Louisiana governor's goal: net zero greenhouse gases by 2050. AP Hurricane Laura was powerful, but Louisiana was prepared. New York Times

More Climate News September 11, 2020

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