Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 05.15.21

    NOAA’s ‘New Normals’ Climate Data Raises Questions About What’s Normal

    When climatologists started standardizing global weather data about 100 years ago, they didn’t know that heat-trapping greenhouse gases were already pushing the planet’s climate inexorably in one direction, off the charts of human experience.  But people like to measure things in understandable segments, so, based on the data it had at the time, the World […]
  • 05.15.21

    Warming Trends: Chief Heat Officers, Disappearing Cave Art and a Game of Climate Survival

    CULTURE Climate Save or Climate Disaster? You Decide The actions taken in this century will either save the planet from the dire effects of global warming or spin the world into a downward spiral of catastrophe and disaster.  A new online game lets you decide which. “Survive the Century” is a branching, choose-your-own-adventure game where […]
  • 05.14.21

    Citing an ‘Imminent’ Health Threat, the EPA Orders Temporary Shut Down of St. Croix Oil Refinery

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered a U.S. Virgin Islands oil refinery to shut down operations for 60 days, citing an “imminent risk to public health,” after the plant experienced a series of accidents that exposed residents to noxious fumes and poisoned their drinking water. Management of the Limetree Bay refinery, located in St. […]

NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 05.15.21

    The Hoover Dam Made Life in the West Possible. Or So We Thought.

    Climate change threatens Las Vegas and every other desert oasis town.
  • 05.14.21

    Biden Administration to Repeal Trump Rule Aimed at Curbing E.P.A.’s Power

    The cost-benefit rule limited the way the E.P.A. could justify clean air regulations.
  • 05.14.21

    We’re Not Ready for the Next Big Climate Disasters

    Any infrastructure bill should include money to protect communities from flooding, storms, drought and wildfires.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 05.15.21

    It’s on our plates and in our poo, but are microplastics a health risk?

    The omnipresent plastic is rife in dust, rice, placentas and tap water, but experts say it’s hard to untangle whether it’s harmful to humans

    As much as the idea might be unpalatable, all of our diets are now likely to include tiny servings of plastic.

    The places where microplastics and plastic fibres have been found is beginning to read like a supermarket shopping list.

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  • 05.15.21

    Blue cushion sea stars, short-nosed snakes and sea slugs: 21 days beneath the Timor sea – in pictures

    In April, documentary photographer and film-maker Conor Ashleigh walked the gangplank of the research vessel Falkor (RV Falkor) in Darwin to begin a 21-day journey as part of an expedition with the Schmidt Ocean Institute. Having never spent more than a day or two at sea, Ashleigh felt as though he were heading into the unknown. There he discovered intriguing creatures in a seascape of vibrant colours in the pristine waters of Ashmore Marine Park in the Timor sea

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  • 05.15.21

    Adani admits breaching environmental conditions for Carmichael coalmine

    Exclusive: Mining company says it ‘self-reported’ wildlife spotter should have been present when land was cleared but says no environmental harm was done

    Adani has admitted breaching its environmental conditions for the Carmichael coalmine again – clearing an area surrounded by potential koala habitat without a promised wildlife safeguard.

    Guardian Australia has confirmed the federal environment department is investigating an “allegation of non-compliance” related to land-clearing at a quarry being used primarily to provide material for the construction of Adani’s rail line.

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