Animal Rescuers Busy As Hurricane Approaches


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.

Animal Rescuers Busy As Hurricane Approaches

Miami New Times: While Miamians are scrambling to sandbag their homes and batten down the hatches for Hurricane Dorian, some people seem to be forgetting their four-legged friends — and worse, others are purposely cutting…
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Impossible’s grocery rollout gets activist group objection

The Impossible Burger plans to make its way onto supermarket shelves as soon as next month, but an environmental group is trying to stand in its way....
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30,000 lives could be saved with cleaner air, CMU professor says

Pittsburgh’s air quality has improved dramatically over the past 20 years, but a Carnegie Mellon University researcher says that’s no reason for area residents to be satisfied. Allen Robinson, director of CMU’s Center for Air…
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The Amazon is on fire, but Earth has plenty of oxygen

Humans could burn every living thing on the planet and still not dent its oxygen supply.
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce splits with Trump on emissions standards

Maintaining regulations gives the biggest players a competitive advantage.
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Boiling point: in Tucson, not everyone is equal in the face of heat

As summers get more intense, people who work outdoors, those on a low income and the elderly face imminent perilTo live in Tucson is to be exposed. The Arizona city unfolds beneath four mountain ranges…
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Forget Greenland. A far more dangerous game is being played in the Arctic.

By John Englander
While President Trump’s interest in buying Greenland grabbed headlines recently, there’s a largely overlooked, much more serious territorial issue in the Arctic: Russia’s next chess move aimed at asserting ownership of the North Pole.
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Hundreds of young people join Greta Thunberg in climate protest outside UN

Swedish teen climate activist protests among surging crowdsYoung speakers chant: ‘Don’t just watch us – join us’Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was joined by swelling and excited crowds of American teenagers at a protest outside…
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