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Biden, world leaders push climate action, vow methane cuts – Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried on Friday to hammer out the world’s next steps against rapidly worsening climate change with a small group of other global leaders and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane leaks….

Dems’ Civilian Climate Corps Fuels Fears Of Green New Deal Army

House Republicans want to ax the Civilian Climate Corps, citing concerns that the New Deal-modeled program will siphon desperately needed workers from the private sector while creating a federally funded battalion of Greta Thunbergs. Democrats on the House Natural Resources…

Afghan All-Girls Robotics Team Offered College Scholarships, Says Oklahoma Mom Who Helped Them Escape Taliban

There may be no force more powerful than maternal instinct. So when Taliban extremists retook Afghanistan, an Oklahoma mom who’d come to think of some gifted Afghan girls as adopted daughters moved heaven and earth to help get them to safety. Harvard graduate Allyson Reneau has 11 kids of her own, but there was still […]

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Throw It Out or Recycle It? Each State’s Rules on Electronics Recycling (UPDATED 2021)

Think about the average lifespan of electronics. Most people will say you’re doing great if you can keep your laptop or cell phone going for five years. A printer is usually lucky to make it past nine years. Monitors have an average lifespan of eight years. Refurbished items have shorter lifespans.What happens when it’s time […]

Amid Extreme Weather, a Shift Among Republicans on Climate Change – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — After a decade of disputing the existence of climate change, many leading Republicans are shifting their posture amid deadly heat waves, devastating drought and ferocious wildfires that have bludgeoned their districts and unnerved their constituents back home. Members…

OU researcher applies principles of fluid dynamics to weather research

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma researcher, Scott Salesky, leads a project funded by a half-a-million-dollar grant from the Department of Energy to improve climate modeling. This research project is one of several funded through a $15.6 million initiative by the DOE for new research that aims to improve scientists’ ability to accurately predict weather and climate patterns.

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’ – ABC News

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances that rebuilt Europe after World War II as a model for fighting climate change By DANICA KIRKA…

Climate change myths debunked: what you need to know – kslnewsradio.com

Climate change myths abound, with the debate over the phenomenon taking on political significance. But how do you sort the fact from the fiction?  All week long, we’re diving deep on the Utah Drought, including whether climate change plays a…

Dispossessed, Again: Climate Change Hits Native Americans Especially Hard – The New York Times

In Chefornak, a Yu’pik village near the western coast of Alaska, the water is getting closer. The thick ground, once frozen solid, is thawing. The village preschool, its blue paint peeling, sits precariously on wooden stilts in spongy marsh between…

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