Climate Change

Emissions of Nitrous Oxide, a Climate Super-Pollutant, Are Rising Fast

"Emissions of nitrous oxide, a climate super-pollutant hundreds of times more potent than carbon dioxide, are rising faster than previously thought—at a rate that not only threatens international targets to limit global warming, but is consistent with a worst-case trajectory for climate change, a new study suggests."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/08/2020

Harris, Pence Spar Over Climate Science, Fracking, and Green New Deal

"Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) sparred over their commitment to the science of climate change, with the vice president repeatedly falsely asserting a Biden administration plans to ban fracking and adopt the Green New Deal."

Source: The Hill, 10/08/2020

Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall In Yucatan As Cat 2, Heads For Louisiana

"Hurricane Delta made landfall early Wednesday morning on the Yucatan peninsula as a Category 2 storm, forecasters said. The storm is now heading into the Gulf of Mexico, where it is expected to strengthen on its path toward Louisiana."

Source: Nola.com, 10/07/2020
October 15, 2020

Covering Climate Change: Connecting the Dots

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, in partnership with Climate Nexus, has organized a panel discussion, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, with three journalists who are connecting the dots between our drastically changing climate and environmental justice, changing U.S. policy, the impacts of COVID-19 and more. Free registration required.

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"‘The Coal Industry Is Back,’ Trump Proclaimed. It Wasn’t."

"For decades, waves of electricity poured from this behemoth of a power plant on the high desert plateau of the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona, lighting up hundreds of thousands of homes from Phoenix to Las Vegas as it burned 240 rail cars’ worth of coal a day."

Source: NYTimes, 10/06/2020

"Boris Johnson: Wind Farms Could Power Every Home By 2030"

"Offshore wind farms will generate enough electricity to power every home in the UK within a decade, Boris Johnson has pledged. Speaking to the Conservative party conference, the PM announced £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines to help the country "build back greener"."

Source: BBC News, 10/06/2020

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