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Month: January 2023

Biden’s EPA Protects Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Controversial Pebble Mine

The watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to the largest wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world.  But for decades a threat has loomed over the streams and rivers that provide spawning grounds for the salmon and habitat for other aquatic species: the planned Pebble gold and copper mine that would clog those waters […]

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Minnesota’s greenhouse gas emissions show steep drop – Star Tribune

Minnesota could hit its climate targets for the first time, thanks to a steep drop in greenhouse gas pollution. Global warming emissions in the state dropped 23% from 2005 through 2020, according to the latest inventory out Tuesday. The pandemic-related…

Fashion Weeks are Unsustainable. Can Strict Rules Fix That?

Organizers of Copenhagen Fashion Week have created sustainability requirements for participating designers with the goal of setting a new industry standard. Fashion weeks are wasteful. One 15-minute runway presentation in Paris, London, Milan or New York can take six months…

New Mosquito Repellent Works Better Than DEET, is Safer, and Smells Good

One of the most studied insect repellents in history, DEET has long been the first line of defense against mosquitoes for campers and field scientists alike. Now however, a combination of plant compounds has proved more effective for longer, and less irritative than commerical alternatives like DEET or picaridan. On its own, neither DEET, nor […]

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California’s Self-Inflicted Water Crisis Is Getting Worse Under Newsom

This year, California was hit by not one, but nine “atmospheric rivers” that drenched the state, flooded communities and filled reservoirs. The storm fronts are called “rivers” because they concentrate their punch over long, narrow areas. Despite the property damage,…

Climate protesters who squashed cake into King Charles waxwork told to pay damages

The climate protesters who threw cake into the face of a waxwork of King Charles in Madame Tussauds have been ordered to pay the London tourist attraction £3,500 in compensation. Eilidh McFadden, 20, and Tom Johnson, 29, were found guilty…

January 31, 2023 Exxon and Chevron Made Their Highest-Ever Profits in 2022. What Does It Mean for Clean Energy? – InsideClimate News

Prices for gas at an Exxon gas station on Capitol Hill are seen March 14, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty ExxonMobil and Chevron, the nation’s largest oil companies and two of the biggest energy corporations globally, posted a…

Habitat loss and climate change increase the risk of new diseases – The Economist

Although scientists have not determined how covid-19 emerged, the leading theory is zoonotic spillover (transmission from animals). The death toll from covid has given efforts to prevent future pandemics new urgency. A recent study in Nature on bats, which carry…

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