Oil Industry Tools Meant To Avoid Destroying Polar Bear Dens Don’t Work Very Well


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.

Oil Industry Tools Meant To Avoid Destroying Polar Bear Dens Don’t Work Very Well

Methods meant to detect the dens where mother bears hunker down with their cubs failed more than half the time in a new study.
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Oregon Republicans walk out and subvert democracy. Again.

The latest escalation mirrors growing anti-democratic sentiment in the national GOP.
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African countries need rich nations to take the lead on ambition at Cop26

Developed countries must deliver on their promise to mobilise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries unlock ambition The post African countries need rich nations to take the lead on ambition at…
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House Democrats Roll out Environmental Justice Bill

By Jordan Davidson
Low-income and minority communities are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis. They tend to be the most affected by extreme weather events, by air pollution, and by chemicals in drinking water. House Democrats put forth…
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Hardly anyone talks about climate change

The post Hardly anyone talks about climate change appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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North Carolina’s hog industry could turn a corner—for better or worse

Local groups have been organizing community members to document and resist dangerous conditions for decades, but the industry has resisted demands for change. That is beginning to shift.
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Naomi Seibt: ‘anti-Greta’ activist called white nationalist an inspiration

German teenager is due to speak at US rightwing conference CPACA young campaigner who has been hailed by climate sceptics as the right’s answer to Greta Thunberg has previously described a white nationalist who appeared…
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How death and disaster followed the shale gas boom in Appalachia

By Ritoban Mukherjee
In the past decade, fracking has contributed to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the emission of more than a thousand tons of carbon dioxide in the Appalachian Basin.
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Municipal aggregation savings ‘shattering expectations’ in Massachusetts

A new report finds cities and towns are lowering residents’ electric bills and emissions by negotiating for green power.
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Science Denier Pence Now in Charge of Pandemic Response

Cigarette smoking doesn’t kill. Evolution? Nah. Climate change? That’s crazy leftist talk. Put that man in charge of a pandemic.
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