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Curated News

A roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change this week, 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. And, 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. 

As wildfires grow, militaries are torn between combat, climate change

By Michael Birnbaum Photo: Špela Škulj/The Washington Post
European militaries are fighting fires this summer that are burning with ever greater scope and intensity, battling record blazes across a continent that is also seized by war in Ukraine and the need to defend…
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Are there better places to put large solar farms than these forests?

By Gabriel Popkin Photo: Melissa Lyttle/The New York Times
In Charlotte County, population 11,448, forests and farms slope gently toward pretty little streams. The Roanoke River, whose floodplain includes one of the most ecologically valuable and intact forests in the Mid-Atlantic, forms the county’s…
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Clash over energy projects could threaten government funding bill

By Jacob Bogage Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post
Democrats want to include Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposal in legislation to avoid a shutdown. Republicans don’t.
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Biden to skip UN meeting as climate change moves to ‘back burner’

By Erin X. Wong Photo: Ron Sachs/CNP/Bloomberg
The US president’s decision to skip informal talks in New York comes as global turmoil threatens to overshadow climate disasters at this week’s United Nations meeting.
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‘Significant fire season slowing’ rain set to soak Northern California

By Diana Leonard Photo: Eric Thayer/Getty Images
An unusual September storm is set to arrive in California late this weekend, providing a much-needed pause on the state’s rapidly deteriorating wildfire season.
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Strongest storm in decades set to barrel into Alaska

By Zach Rosenthal and Jacob Feuerstein Photo: NOAA/AP
A near-perfect storm is set to bring hurricane-force winds and a massive storm surge into vulnerable communities in coastal Alaska.
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Biden administration awards funds to 35 states for EV charging networks

By Robert Walton Photo: Nic Antaya/Getty Images
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced it has approved the electric vehicle charging network plans submitted by 35 states, representing $900 million in investment for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023.
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The future is being rewritten by historic green investment

By Justin Worland Photo: Hassaan Gondal/TIME
Last fall, Miami-Dade County committed to eliminating its entire carbon footprint within three decades. It was an ambitious target, but also a symbolic one: a private utility company, Florida Power and Light, provides the region’s…
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Adults around the world think climate change impacts will be severe: poll

By Sharon Udasin Photo: AP Photo/Felipe Dana
More than half of adults surveyed worldwide said that climate change has already had a severe impact on their lives, a World Economic Forum-Ipsos poll released Thursday revealed.
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Internal documents cast doubt on Big Oil climate promises

By Rachel Frazin Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant
Internal documents from major oil companies released by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee appear to cast doubt on their supposed climate and green energy commitments
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Where the new climate law means more drilling, not less

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Bryan Tarnowski
A compromise built into the law ensures oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico for the next decade. Activists say the region has been “sacrificed” to fossil fuels.
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Putin will make people choose between heating and eating this winter

By Thomas L. Friedman Photo: Etienne De Malglaive/Getty Images
While some Russian soldiers in Ukraine are voting with their feet against Vladimir Putin’s shameful war, their hasty retreat doesn’t mean that Putin is surrendering. Last week, in fact, he opened a whole new front…
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