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- Source: The Narwhal, 07/20/2021
"The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies – and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation".Source: Guardian, 07/20/2021
"Last September, a wildfire tore through one of Dario Sattui’s Napa Valley wineries, destroying millions of dollars in property and equipment, along with 9,000 cases of wine. November brought a second disaster: Mr. Sattui realized the precious crop of cabernet grapes that survived the fire had been ruined by the smoke. There would be no 2020 vintage."Source: NYTimes, 07/20/2021
"New research, using machine learning, helps project how the buildup of greenhouse gases will change clouds in ways that further heat the planet."
"Scientists know that global warming is changing clouds, but they haven’t been sure whether those changes would heat or cool the planet overall.Source: Inside Climate News, 07/20/2021
"According to a new study published Monday in Global Change Biology, wild pigs around the world are releasing the equivalent of 1.1 million cars’ worth of carbon dioxide each year—just from digging around in the dirt."Source: Earther, 07/20/2021
"Gusty winds and dry, hot weather are increasing the size of dozens of wildfires scorching vast stretches of Oregon, California and other western states, authorities said on Sunday."Source: Reuters, 07/19/2021
"The devastation in Europe caused by the severe weather came just days after the European Union announced an ambitious blueprint to pivot away from fossil fuels over the next nine years as part of plans to make the 27-country bloc carbon-neutral by 2050. Environmental activists and politicians were quick to draw parallels between the flooding and the effects of climate change."
"With the concrete towers of Hoover Dam in the background and the depleted waters of the nation’s largest reservoir below, an unlikely group of allies — conservation activists, businesspeople and officials representing cities and farming communities — on Thursday called for halting all plans that would take more water from the shrinking Colorado River."Source: Arizona Republic, 07/19/2021
"Newark, New Jersey, has removed more than 20,000 lead water lines while the White House pushes national plan".Source: Guardian/Ensia, 07/19/2021
"Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest nations remain unprepared for the intensifying consequences of climate change."
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took a long-awaited step yesterday toward ushering in grid reforms that could dramatically speed up renewable energy growth and help advance the Biden administration’s zero-carbon electricity goals."Source: E&E News, 07/19/2021
"The Biden administration is scrapping an efficiency rule that President Trump touted as being critical for his 'beautiful' hair."Source: E&E News, 07/19/2021
"New research indicating Russia’s vast forests store more carbon than previously estimated would seem like good news. But scientists are concerned Russia will count this carbon uptake as an offset in its climate commitments, which would allow its emissions to continue unchecked."
"It is the world’s largest forest, and it has been soaking up carbon dioxide from the air at an unprecedented rate. So why are climate campaigners growing anxious about it?Source: YaleE360, 07/19/2021
"In a row of small conservative towns, the flames are unlike anything they’ve seen before. Instead of concerns over global warming, though, there is blame directed at environmentalists, marijuana farmers and potential looters."Source: Washington Post, 07/19/2021
"Thousands of Native American children attended U.S. boarding schools designed to “civilize the savage.” Many died. Many who lived are reclaiming their identity."
"DURANGO, Colo. — The last day Dzabahe remembers praying in the way of her ancestors was on the morning in the 1950s when she was taken to the boarding school.
At first light, she grabbed a small pouch and ran out into the desert to a spot facing the rising sun to sprinkle the taa dih’deen — or corn pollen — to the four directions, offering honor for the new day.