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China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets – The New York Times

President Xi Jinping of China pledged on Tuesday that his country would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called “carbon neutrality before 2060.” If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against climate change….

U.S. Forest Fires Aren’t At Historic Highs—Not Even Close

California’s wildfires are a serious matter, but the official record of the United States shows forest fires in the US today are far below the annual average in the 1930s and 1940s. California wildfires have been in the news in…

A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining – The New York Times

For more than 20 years, Metronome, which includes a 62-foot-wide 15-digit electronic clock that faces Union Square in Manhattan, has been one of the city’s most prominent and baffling public art projects. Its digital display once told the time in…

Letters to editor: Wildfires, global warming and Donald Trump – Record Searchlight

Wishful thinking won’t make COVID-19, global warming go away Back when I worked in summer camps we’d take the campers out in the sticks for their “overnight.” There, a recurring prank on new counselors was to send them out “behind…

Solar Panels Generate Mountains Of Toxic Waste—And Heat The Earth

The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As environmental journalist Emily Folk admits in Renewable Energy Magazine, “when talking about renewable energy, the topic of waste does not often appear.” She attributes this to the supposed “pressures…

Connecting the dots on food access

A new study simultaneously examined the preferences of community members and compared those with the community-based programs and resources available to identify the most viable strategies for addressing disparities in healthy food consumption.

What Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Mean for Global Warming – The New York Times

President Trump has made dismantling federal climate policies a centerpiece of his administration. A new analysis from the Rhodium Group finds those rollbacks add up to a lot more planet-warming emissions. The Trump administration has acted to repeal or weaken…

Democrats, Once Again, Exploit The Disasters Their Policies Created

It’s amazing how disasters, both natural and unnatural, have the fingerprints of Democrats all over them. Political riots rage (euphemistically called “social justice demonstrations”) in Democratic cities during this election year as various headlines and articles not so subtly threaten…


Changing Fashions Cause Problems When It Comes to Recycling But There’s a Better Way

Do you wear clothing until it’s threadbare and falling apart? Or, are you the type of person who wears an outfit until it is out of style? There’s nothing wrong with being fashionable, but it can lead to a lot of trash if you don’t recycle clothing properly. That’s where the problem lies. Few districts […]