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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.

Electric vehicles can now power your home for three days

By Michael J. Coren 02/07/23
When the power went out at Nate Graham’s New Mexico home last year, his family huddled around a fireplace in the cold and dark. Even the gas furnace was out, with no electricity for the…
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The congressional China-EV showdown

By Jael Holzman 02/06/23
The U.S. electric car market and its reliance on China is heading for a collision with Congress.
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‘Historic Arctic outbreak’ crushes records in New England

By Matthew Cappucci 02/04/23
Parts of the Northeast woke up to the coldest morning in decades on Saturday, with temperatures 30 degrees or more below average and wind chills in the extremely dangerous category. Virtually the entirety of New…
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The “Law of the River” at the heart of the Colorado River crisis

By Hayley Smith and Ian James 02/03/23
It’s a crisis nearly 100 years in the making: Seven states — all reliant on a single mighty river as a vital source of water — failed to reach an agreement this week on how…
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Big Oil is making billions, but don’t expect lower gas prices

By Kyra Buckley 02/03/23
Exxon Mobil: $55.7 billion. Shell: $42.3 billion. Chevron: $35.5 billion. ConocoPhillips: $18.7 billion. As expected, oil companies are reporting blockbuster profits for 2022. But directing those profits in a way that shields consumers from chaotic…
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The man in charge of how the US spends $400bn to shift from fossil fuels

By Oliver Milman 02/03/23
The Department of Energy’s loan programs office was ‘essentially dormant’, says Jigar Shah, its head – but now it’s ready to bankroll clean energy projects.
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USDA announces rigorous new school nutrition standards

By Laura Reiley 02/03/23
New rules aimed at reducing sugars, fat and salt and increasing whole grains in school meals are drawing backlash, even as childhood obesity increases
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How New Zealand plans to tackle climate change: Taxing cow burps

By Rachel Pannett 02/01/23
George Moss walks through a landscape dotted with grassy knobs of volcanic rock, following a herd of cows meandering along a dirt trail to pasture after their second milking of the day.
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Why epic California rains might not prevent a dangerous fire season

By Hayley Smith 01/31/23
It’s something of a Golden State paradox: Dry winters can pave the way for dangerous fire seasons fueled by dead vegetation, but wet winters — like the one the state has seen so far —…
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This five-mile-long cloud of methane was spotted over Wyoming

By Aaron Clark 01/31/23
Three satellites observed a big plume of the potent planet-warming gas over the US state last month, which scientists attributed to a natural gas facility.
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Renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically

By Oliver Milman 01/30/23
It is cheaper to build solar panels or cluster of wind turbines and connect them to the grid than to keep operating coal plants.
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This group is sharpening the GOP attack on ‘woke’ Wall Street

By Steven Mufson 01/30/23
Consumers’ Research, bolstered by millions in undisclosed donations, targets investment firms and their evaluation of climate risks.
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‘Recession resilient’ climate start-ups shine in tech downturn

By Erin Griffith 01/30/23
Tech workers and investors are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change.
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Dozens of billion-dollar weather disasters hit Earth in 2022

By Jeff Masters 01/30/23
The year was the second-costliest on record for drought. It also had three mega-disasters costing at least $20 billion, plus a heat wave that killed over 40,000 people in Europe.
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California is lone holdout in Colorado River cuts proposal

By Felicia Fonseca and Suman Naishadham 01/30/23
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action…
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As the Colorado River shrinks, Washington prepares to spread the pain

By Christopher Flavelle 01/27/23
The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.
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