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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.

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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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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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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Clean energy sets $1.1 trillion record that’s bound to be broken

By Nathaniel Bullard 01/26/23
It was a banner year for money spent on solar and wind projects, EVs and more in 2022. The way things are going, that level of investment will quickly be eclipsed.
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Don’t buy these myths about fossil fuels and renewable energy

By Karin Kirk 01/23/23
Here’s the truth about American energy independence, the role of renewables, and more, explained in four simple graphs. The post Myths about fossil fuels and renewable energy are circulating again. Don’t buy them. appeared first…
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Biden’s next climate hurdle: Enticing Americans to buy green

By Chris Megerian, Hannah Fingerhut, and Matthew Daly 01/23/23
President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels…
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How do you fight a drought when it’s flooding?

By Farhad Manjoo 01/20/23
California is built upon the great gamble of irrigation. Left alone, much of the land in the Western United States would be inhospitable to teeming cities. But we’re Americans — we couldn’t let the desert…
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Parts of Greenland now hotter than at any time in the past 1,000 years

By Chris Mooney 01/18/23
New research in the northern part of Greenland finds temperatures are already 2.7 degrees warmer than they were in the 20th century.
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Oliver Stone goes nuclear at Davos

By Andrew Ross Sorkin et al. 01/18/23
At the World Economic Forum, the provocative filmmaker received a warm reception for his film promoting nuclear power.
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How dark money groups led Ohio to redefine gas as ‘green energy’

By Maxine Joselow 01/17/23
Conservative groups helped Ohio lawmakers push the narrative that the fuel is clean, documents show. They are taking their campaign to other states.
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Greta Thunberg removed by German police from coal mine protest site

By Jones Hayden 01/16/23
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was removed Sunday by police along with other protesters as they demonstrated against the razing of the German village of Lützerath for the expansion of a coal mine. Thunberg did not…
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Atmospheric river bears down on California, but storms are weakening

By Kim Bellware 01/16/23
The atmospheric rivers that brought pounding rains and heavy snow over parts of California this month continued to drench Southern and Central California on Monday, prompting a fresh round of flood advisories, heavy snowfall and…
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Arizona city cuts off a neighborhood’s water supply amid drought

By Joshua Partlow 01/16/23
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The survival — or at least the basic sustenance — of hundreds in a desert community amid the horse ranches and golf courses outside Phoenix now rests on a 54-year-old man with…
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