Democratic senator vows to fight Trump Interior nominee after requesting perjury investigation


Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Democratic senator vows to fight Trump Interior nominee after requesting perjury investigation

A Democratic senator is working to block a Trump nominee from serving as the top lawyer for the Department of the Interior and calling for an investigation after the nominee appeared to lie to lawmakers…
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Has fracking helped, or harmed eastern Ohio?

Despite the economic boom, environmentalists and some residents are questioning the health and safety of fracking, which has brought leaks, fires and explosions in Ohio.
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U.S. Conference of Mayors urges federal government to put a price on carbon

By Claire Squire
U.S. Conference of Mayors urges federal government to put a price on carbon By Claire Squire Carbon pricing has been receiving major press lately—tens of millions heard it discussed in the first two presidential debates—and…
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The Guardian view on climate breakdown: an emergency for all, but especially the poor | Editorial

Record temperatures in Europe and the US have reinforced the danger of global heating for many inhabitants. But others are and will be far worse hitWe tend to learn better from experience than from what…
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The Great Smoky Mountains’ iconic clouds are helping to protect the region from climate change

But if cloud cover declines with warming temperatures, the result could be 'catastrophic.'
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England’s new nature reserves ‘will help us tackle global heating’

new generation of national nature reserves are being created to help improve people's health and mitigate the effects of climatic extremes, according to the chair of the government's conservation watchdog.
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Harry and Meghan may be onto something with their two-child idea

Dr Jane Goodall has warned 'life as we know it' will end if we don't act now on population growth.
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The debate’s biggest environmental applause line came from … Marianne Williamson

If you were surprised Marianne Williamson drew some of the biggest cheers of the Democratic debate by discussing drinking water policy, you're not alone.
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Progressive and Moderate Dems Spar Over Green New Deal at First Debate

The Green New Deal got its moment in the spotlight during the first half of CNN's Democratic primary debate in Detroit Tuesday night, revealing a divide between progressive and moderate candidates on the best way…
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T. Boone Pickens: “The Puck is Heading toward Renewables”

Bloomberg: Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens’ eponymous fund is swapping out one of its crude investment vehicles for renewables, seeing an opportunity in clean energy as fossil fuels get pummeled in the capital markets. BP…
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