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Curated News

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.

The Biden Administration Is Unleashing $20 Billion for Green Banks

By Emily Pontecorvo 04/04/24
Vice President Kamala Harris and EPA administrator Michael Regan are in Charlotte, North Carolina this morning to announce the award of … wait for it … $20 billiondollars for climate mitigation and adaptation projects. This…
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So Much Produce Comes in Plastic. Is There a Better Way?

By Kim Severson 04/02/24
If it seems like plastic surrounds nearly every cucumber, apple and pepper in the produce aisle, it does. What began with cellophane in the 1930s picked up speed with the rise of plastic clamshells in…
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New Pollution Rules Aim to Lift Sales of Electric Trucks

By Coral Davenport and Jack Ewing 03/29/24
The Biden administration on Friday announced a regulation designed to turbocharge sales of electric or other zero-emission heavy vehicles, from school buses to cement mixers, as part of its multifront attack on global warming.
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‘Humbling, and a bit worrying’: Scientists fail to fully explain record global heat

By Hayley Smith 03/27/24
Deadly heat in the Southwest. Hot-tub temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean. Sweltering conditions in Europe, Asia and South America. That 2023 was Earth’s hottest year on record was in some ways no surprise. For decades,…
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America’s Climate Boomtowns Are Waiting

By Abrahm Lustgarten 03/23/24
As my airplane flew low over the flatlands of western Michigan on a dreary December afternoon, sunbursts splintered the soot-toned clouds and made mirrors out of the flooded fields below. There was plenty of rain…
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See one cherry tree’s rush to an early bloom, day by day

By Niko Kommenda and Harry Stevens 03/22/24
Two weeks ago, we started photographing the cherry trees whose spectacular white blooms mark the start of spring in the nation’s capital. We thought we had plenty of time to capture the buds gradually unfold.…
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Trump amps up attacks on electric vehicles, a major Biden priority

By Zack Budryk 03/21/24
Former President Trump has escalated his rhetoric against electric vehicles (EVs) on the campaign trail, including in key swing states poised to benefit from investments in EV manufacturing. The former president’s frequently apocalyptic language around…
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The Roadblocks to Biden’s Electric Vehicles Plan

By David Gelles 03/21/24
The Biden administration rolled out new rules on Wednesday designed to thrust the United States — the greatest car culture the world has ever known — into the era of electric vehicles. With new tailpipe…
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Scientist: 2023 heat may put world in “uncharted territory”

By Andrew Freedman 03/21/24
The head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies is sounding an alarm in the scientific community — albeit a nuanced one — over how unexpectedly significant 2023's warming was. Why it matters: Scientists don't…
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Biden Administration Announces Rules Aimed at Phasing Out Gas Cars

By Coral Davenport 03/20/24
The Biden administration on Wednesday issued one of the most significant climate regulations in the nation’s history, a rule designed to ensure that the majority of new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the…
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Biden Administration Announces Rule Aimed at Expanding Electric Vehicles

By Coral Davenport 03/20/24
The Biden administration on Wednesday issued one of the most significant climate regulations in the nation’s history, a rule designed to ensure that the majority of new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the…
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‘Red alert’: last year was hottest on record by clear margin, says UN report

By Ajit Niranjan 03/19/24
The world has never been closer to breaching the 1.5C (2.7F) global heating limit, even if only temporarily, the United Nations’ weather agency has warned. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Tuesday that 2023…
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That Didn’t Take Long . . . Fifth Circuit Temporarily Blocks New SEC Climate Disclosure Rule

By Jacob H. Hupart of Mintz 03/16/24
Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay of the SEC's recent climate disclosure rule, which was issued last Wednesday, March 6, 2024. The unpublished order by a three judge panel (Jones,…
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Biden Vows to ‘Save the Planet From the Climate Crisis’

By Lisa Friedman 03/08/24
President Biden spoke about global warming in stark terms during the State of the Union address Thursday night, ditching the more sterile term “climate change” to instead refer twice to the climate “crisis.” President Biden…
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A Hidden Crisis in US Housing

By By Leslie Kaufman, Saijel Kishan and Nadia Lopez 03/07/24
It is so easy to start a wildfire. A smoldering campfire, a lightning strike, an errant firework or a spark from a power line or a hot muffler: However California’s next monumental blaze begins, the…
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Column: Are utility companies heroes or villains of the climate change saga?

By Sammy Roth 03/07/24
“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” So says Aaron Eckhart’s Harvey Dent in the epic 2008 film “The Dark Knight.” It’s an apt analysis of…
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