US flooding increase will disproportionately impact black and low-income groups

CURATED NEWS

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.

US flooding increase will disproportionately impact black and low-income groups

By Ayesha Tandon Photo: Sgt. Jonathan Shaw, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment/Released
Climate change and population growth could drive a 26% rise in US flood risk by 2050 – disproportionately impacting black and low-income groups – new research finds.
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Banking on our future

Photo: Ken Cedeno / Greenpeace
We want to do something real to protect a livable planet. Money—especially the banks we keep it in—is crucial. Join our pledge.
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Connecticut launches charging program to support 500,000 EVs by 2030

By Robert Walton Photo: Getty Images
EV enthusiasts are excited about Connecticut's charging program, but warn that utilities will need to explain the new incentives thoroughly in order to create more electric converts.
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Federal court revokes oil and gas leases, citing climate change

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Eric Gay/Associated Press
A judge ruled that the Interior Department must consider the climate impacts of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before awarding leases.
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Airlines flying near-empty ‘ghost flights’ to retain EU airport slots

By Arthur Neslen Photo: Joan Valls/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock
Analysis from Greenpeace finds deserted flights are generating millions of tons of harmful emissions
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The Supreme Court takes on the nation’s bedrock environmental laws

By Maxine Joselow Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News
The Supreme Court ​​​​​​said yesterday that it would hear a challenge to the scope of the Clean Water Act, sparking concern from environmentalists that the high court could narrow the law's reach “in ways long…
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Opinion | Let’s launch a moonshot for meatless meat

By Peter Prato Photo: Peter Prato for The New York Times
I’m a vegan, but I’m also a realist. There’s no chance humanity is going to give up meat, en masse, anytime soon. That said, we can’t just wish away the risks of industrial animal agriculture.…
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Clean energy stocks are down but still have their spark

By Scott Patterson Photo: Preston Jessee/WSJ
Investors voice confidence that the market will remain healthy, seeing continuing growth amid shifting investor priorities
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2022 Outlook: US solar and wind boom continues despite supply chain woes, Build Back Better uncertainty

By Lulia Gheorghiu Photo: Depositphotos
Like 2020, 2021 has been a record-breaking year for deployment in the renewable energy sector, and experts say the next year will follow that trend. With the low cost of solar and onshore wind, analysts…
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Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Plant Is Emitting More Than It’s Capturing

By Anya Zoledziowski Photo: Jason Franson
A first-of-its-kind “green” Shell facility in Alberta is emitting more greenhouse gases than it’s capturing, throwing into question whether taxpayers should be funding it, a new report has found. Shell’s Quest carbon capture and storage…
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