Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 01.28.22

    Increased Flooding and Droughts Linked to Climate Change Have Sent Crop Insurance Payouts Skyrocketing

    As climate change drives more droughts, rain and extreme weather across American farmland, the cost of insuring the country’s farmers has soared, putting taxpayers increasingly on the hook for the growing tab. A new analysis based on government data finds that insurance payments to farmers have risen more than 400 percent for drought-related losses and […]
  • 01.27.22

    For the First Time, a Harvard Study Links Air Pollution From Fracking to Early Deaths Among Nearby Residents

    Western Pennsylvania residents and doctors have been going public for several years with their concerns that fracking for fossil gas has sickened people and may be causing rare cancers in children.  Today, a new study out of Harvard links fracking with early deaths of senior citizens. Published in the peer reviewed scientific journal Nature Energy, […]
  • 01.27.22

    Inside Clean Energy: As Efficiency Rises, Solar Power Needs Fewer Acres to Pack the Same Punch

    Utility-scale solar power today is much more efficient than it was a decade ago in how much land it uses, according to new research. The paper, by lead author Mark Bolinger of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is timely because utility-scale solar is a big part of plans to make a transition to carbon-free electricity, and […]

NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 01.29.22

    Judges Increasingly Demand Climate Analysis in Drilling Decisions

    A federal judge this week required the government take climate change into account before approving offshore oil drilling leases. That’s becoming more common.
  • 01.28.22

    Russia Will Only Grow Stronger as the World Shifts to Cleaner Energy

    The transition to cleaner energy will make it possible for petrostates to wield significant geopolitical and economic power.
  • 01.28.22

    Bill Nye Says the Way We Talk About Climate Change Matters

    In Monday’s puzzle, “Nye” was the answer to the clue “Bill known as the ‘Science Guy.’”

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 01.29.22

    Country diary: I ask the dark sky to show me a nice bird today – it obliges

    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: My vision isn’t good at the moment, but this old railway line grants me bullfinch, fungus and blood-ripe berries

    There is a long hidden path that runs through the industrial estate where I live. It’s as straight and narrow as a railway line and, 100 years ago, that’s what it was.

    Now it is dog walkers and cyclists with cold breath that steam through its dark tunnels, their vests as neon bright as the graffiti. Dog walkers, cyclists and me.

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  • 01.28.22

    Humpback whale calf saved from shark net off Queensland coast – video

    A rescue team from SeaWorld struggles for hours to free a young humpback whale trapped in a shark net near Coolangatta on the Gold Coast on 8 September 2021.  The whale calf is surrounded by an escort of four protective adult humpbacks, making the rescue incredibly dangerous for both humans and whales

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  • 01.28.22

    Great Barrier Reef on verge of another mass bleaching after highest temperatures on record

    Exclusive: ‘Shocked and concerned’ US government scientists say heat stress over Australia’s ocean jewel is unprecedented

    Temperatures over the Great Barrier Reef in December were the highest on record with “alarming” levels of heat that have put the ocean jewel on the verge of another mass bleaching of corals, according to analysis from US government scientists seen by Guardian Australia.

    On Friday the Morrison government announced $1bn for reef conservation over the next nine years if it wins the next election – a pledge branded by some as a cynical attempt to stop the reef being placed on the world heritage “in danger” list at a meeting in July.

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