Biden Administration Halts New Drilling in Legal Fight Over Climate Costs

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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.

Biden Administration Halts New Drilling in Legal Fight Over Climate Costs

By Lisa Friedman
The Biden administration is indefinitely freezing decisions about new federal oil and gas drilling as part of a legal brawl with Republican-led states that could significantly impact President Biden’s plans to tackle climate change.
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US envoy warns geopolitics risk hurting climate efforts

By Frank Jordans
Geopolitical tensions, including the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine, could hamper international efforts to curb global warming even as time to tackle the problem is running out, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday.
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Scientists agree: Climate change is real and caused by people

by Samantha Harrington
Scientific academies, professional societies, associations, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and published research worldwide are aligned.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E is Consumer Reports’ new electric vehicle top pick

By Jeff S. Bartlett
In its annual Top Picks, Consumer Reports highlights the standout cars, SUVs, and trucks across in 10 distinct categories. Tesla has dominated the electric vehicle category, with the Model 3 holding the EV Top Pick…
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GOP and gas lobby preemptively quashed cuts in natural gas usage

By Ella Nilsen
In 2019, the city council in Berkeley, California, held a stunning vote: it would ban natural gas hookups in all new building construction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the city's impact on the climate…
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Democrats’ climate plan languishes, putting billions in private investment on hold

By Jeff Stein and Steven Mufson
The chief executive of a Portland area-based battery company believes his products could play a critical role in fighting climate change, storing the energy produced by wind and solar for hours instead of having it…
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Oil majors ‘not walking the talk’ on climate action, study confirms

By Josh Gabbatiss
Four of the world’s largest oil-and-gas companies are failing to back their words and pledges on climate change with genuine action and investment, a new study says.
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Wildfires are becoming more intense at night and lasting longer, study finds

By Kasha Patel
Nighttime-fire intensity in the U.S. West has increased by 28 percent over the past two decades.
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Students at top universities file legal complaints to compel divestment

By Susan Svrluga Photo: Anjali Chanda/The (Vanderbilt) Hustler
For years, they tried to convince universities that investing in fossil fuels was immoral. Now they’re telling them it’s illegal.
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The White House is going after one of climate change’s thorniest problems

By Robinson Meyer
It is one of the strangest feelings that modern transportation can afford: You’ve just gotten on a train and are gazing out the window. And then, slowly, the scene outside begins to move, and for…
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