"In the late 1970s, scientists at Exxon fitted one of the company’s supertankers with state-of-the-art equipment to measure carbon dioxide in the ocean and in the air, an early example of substantial research the oil giant conducted into the science of climate change."
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"The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to ban releases of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve from being exported to China, though the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate."Source: Reuters, 01/13/2023
"Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday he had officially launched a bid for the northeastern city of Belem to host the COP30 international climate summit in 2025, fulfilling a promise he made last year."Source: Reuters, 01/13/2023
"A Korean solar company, Hanwha Qcells, announced on Wednesday that it would spend $2.5 billion to build a large manufacturing complex in Georgia. The plant will produce critical components for solar panels and build complete panels."Source: NYTimes, 01/13/2023
"The Biden administration plans to mandate a five-year schedule for offshore wind auctions, mirroring the pace of offshore oil sale planning currently called for in federal law."Source: E&E News, 01/13/2023
"The controversial release of more than a million tonnes of water from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will begin in the northern spring or summer, Japan’s government has said – a move that has sparked anger among local fishing communities and countries in the region."Source: Guardian, 01/13/2023
"Atmospheric rivers are projected to become wetter, larger and more damaging as temperatures rise".Source: Washington Post, 01/13/2023
"Children living near a small California airport were more likely to have elevated levels of lead in their blood, a new study found."Source: Earther, 01/13/2023
"Sweden has discovered what is billed as Europe’s biggest deposit of rare earth minerals — a crucial component of electronics and clean energy technology — giving a significant boost to the continent’s hunt for trade security."Source: Washington Post, 01/13/2023
"Mammals in the ocean swim through a world of sound. But in recent decades, humans have been cranking up the volume, blasting waters with noise from shipping, oil and gas exploration and military operations. New research suggests that such anthropogenic noise may make it harder for dolphins to communicate and work together."Source: NYTimes, 01/13/2023
"The nation’s top consumer watchdog agency raised concerns about indoor air pollution from gas stoves. A political firestorm ensued."Source: NYTimes, 01/12/2023
"The head of one of the world's biggest oil companies has been named to lead the COP28 global climate talks in Dubai, later this year."Source: BBC News, 01/12/2023
"Two months after officials from around the world reached a surprise agreement to provide aid for escalating climate damages, the new fund hasn’t received a single pledge."Source: E&E News, 01/12/2023
"The amount of excess heat buried in the planet’s oceans, a strong marker of climate change, reached a record high in 2022, reflecting more stored heat energy than in any year since reliable measurements were available in the late 1950s, a group of scientists reported Wednesday."Source: Washington Post, 01/12/2023
"After recovering from Saddam Hussein’s campaign to drain them, Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes are disappearing as a regional drought enters its fourth year and upstream dams cut off water flows. Marsh Arabs, resident for millennia, are leaving, and biodiversity is collapsing."Source: YaleE360, 01/12/2023