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  • 03.06.21

    On U.S. East Coast, Has Offshore Wind’s Moment Finally Arrived?

    This article was originally published by Yale Environment 360. Read the original story here. About 60 miles east of New York’s Montauk Point, a 128,000-acre expanse of the Atlantic Ocean is expected to produce enough electricity to power around 850,000 homes when it’s populated with wind turbines and connected to the onshore grid in the next few […]
  • 03.06.21

    Video: In California, the Northfork Mono Tribe Brings ‘Good Fire’ to Overgrown Woodlands

    The basket weavers were the first to notice that the forest was overdue for a fire. When the artisans, who are members of the Northfork Mono tribe, foraged at Kirk Ranch in Mariposa, California, for the stalks of sourberry and redbud that make up the fibers of their baskets, they found them bent and brittle. […]
  • 03.05.21

    A Furious Industry Backlash Greets Moves by California Cities to Ban Natural Gas in New Construction

    Second in a series with the Seattle Times on the future of natural gas in homes and businesses. On a summer evening in 2019, city leaders in Berkeley, California, adopted a climate policy that inspired dozens of imitators and an even bigger backlash. The famously progressive city was the first in the United States to […]

NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 03.05.21

    Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

    An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.
  • 03.05.21

    Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

    The tiny town of Rawlins will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest wind farms. But pride in the fossil fuel past remains a powerful force.
  • 03.04.21

    In the Atlantic Ocean, Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers

    A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 03.06.21

    Cows might fly: Ireland to jet calves to Europe to cut travel time

    Expanding dairy herds have seen surplus male calves shipped to the continent for veal, but there is unease over welfare conditions

    Irish authorities have announced plans to fly unweaned dairy calves from Ireland to other EU destinations from May, in an effort to address growing unease about the length of the journeys made by thousands of animals shipped each year to mainland Europe.

    The Irish government has been subject to sustained scrutiny over live calf exports and the decision to experiment with flights, which will significantly cut travel time, comes as a European parliament committee of inquiry examines alleged failures across Europe in enforcing rules on protecting transported animals.

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  • 03.06.21

    Country diary: a natural amphitheatre allows birds to perform

    Knotbury, Staffordshire: A snatch of robin song, the cry of a raven a mile off, and the mating calls of red grouse punctuate an otherwise still, wintry day

    After the long snow-lined and sunless days, the world seemed suddenly released. The airwaves were full of reports of record temperatures, friends’ first sightings of butterflies and pictures of daffodils. Here, however, over the hill from Flash – England’s highest village (461m) – there may have been sunshine but the landscape felt locked in winter.

    The bowl in which Knotbury hamlet lies is a place comprised of three sepia tones. There is the plush suede of old molinia and mat grass, into which are stretched swatches of soft rush and wider patches of brown-black heather. The walled pasture in the bowl bottom adds a single note of primary colour, but even then it’s still the wan green of dried herbs.

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  • 03.05.21

    The disaster movie playing in Australia's wild places – and solutions that could help hit pause

    Across the country, catastrophes are unfolding as ecosystems collapse. But in a landmark study, scientists are pointing to green shoots of hope

    They read like scenes from a disaster movie, vignettes of a natural world slipping into decay.

    In the tropical wet rainforests of far north Queensland, outside Cairns, an estimated 23,000 spectacled flying foxes – one-third of Australia’s total population – drop dead from the trees over just two days.

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