Part of troubled Colorado River’s reduced flow may be used by Estonian oil company

https://grist.org/energy/enefit-utah-colorado-river-water-oil-mining/ How a Utah utility is helping an Estonian oil company hoard Colorado River water $10 for 3.2 billion gallons of water? A loophole in Utah law could enable the country’s first commercial oil mining operation. Grist / Amelia Bates Naveena SadasivamSenior Staff WriterPublishedOct 19, 2022TopicClimate + EnergyShare/RepublishTwitterFacebookRepublish Millions of years before dinosaurs went extinct, … Continue reading Part of troubled Colorado River’s reduced flow may be used by Estonian oil company

Exxon made “breathtakingly” accurate climate predictions in 1970s and 80s

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/jan/12/exxon-climate-change-global-warming-research Revealed: Exxon made ‘breathtakingly’ accurate climate predictions in 1970s and 80s Oil company drove some of the leading science of the era only to publicly dismiss global heating Exxon predicted rising temperatures and emissions that nearly matched what took place, the study found. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters Oliver Milman in New York @olliemilmanThu 12 Jan 2023 14.00 … Continue reading Exxon made “breathtakingly” accurate climate predictions in 1970s and 80s

Prime U.K. farmland to be banned from being turned into solar projects

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/10/ministers-hope-to-ban-solar-projects-from-most-english-farms Ministers hope to ban solar projects from most English farms Exclusive: Environment minister seeks to expand definition of prime farmland in drive for productivity The move would scupper most new solar farm developments in England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Helena Horton Environment reporter, published Mon 10 Oct 2022 02.00 EDT Ministers are planning to ban solar farms … Continue reading Prime U.K. farmland to be banned from being turned into solar projects

Another of those distinctly urban stories — NYC can collectors

nypost.com/2022/09/17/how-new-yorkers-make-up-to-1k-a-day-by-collecting-cans/ How New Yorkers make up to $1K a day by collecting cans off the streets By Michael Kaplan September 17, 2022 11:01am   Updated These New Yorkers pay their bills, support their families and even help put their kids through college by collecting cans. MORE ON:RECYCLING Fall for Thousand Fell, the recycled shoes you should know about … Continue reading Another of those distinctly urban stories — NYC can collectors

One tribe is fighting to protect the Great Lakes and its ecosystems from oil spills

earthjustice.org/features/bay-mills-fighting-the-good-fight-to-protect-the-great-lakes-line-5-enbridge? One Tribe’s Fight to Protect the Great Lakes BY JESSICA A. KNOBLAUCH The Anishinaabe people are fighting efforts to extend the life of a dangerous oil pipeline that runs through its tribal territory and one of the world’s most sensitive ecosystems. A view of Spectacle Lake, Monocle Lake and Lake Superior in Bay Mills, Mich.WHITNEY … Continue reading One tribe is fighting to protect the Great Lakes and its ecosystems from oil spills

Denmark and Germany now building longest underwater tunnel

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/fehmarnbelt-longest-immersed-tunnel-cmd/index.html Denmark and Germany now building the world's longest immersed tunnel Jacopo Prisco, CNN • Updated 22nd September 2022 1/11 Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link: When completed, the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will be the longest combined road and rail tunnel anywhere in the world. Descending up to 40 meters beneath the Baltic Sea, it will link Denmark and Germany. This … Continue reading Denmark and Germany now building longest underwater tunnel

Accompanying article on the upcoming climate reality

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/10/26/magazine/climate-change-warming-world.html Beyond Catastrophe: A New Climate Reality Is Coming Into ViewBy David Wallace-Wells Photographs by Devin Oktar YalkinCaptions by Charley Locke Oct. 26, 2022 You can never really see the future, only imagine it, then try to make sense of the new world when it arrives. Just a few years ago, climate projections for this … Continue reading Accompanying article on the upcoming climate reality

Phasing out fossil fuels requires fundamentally changing our buildings

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/26/climate-carbon-fossil-fuel-energy-efficiency/ Opinion  Want to phase out fossil fuels? We must fundamentally change our buildings. By Joseph G. Allen,  Parichehr Salimifard and  Jonathan Buonocore September 26, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT Joseph G. Allen is an associate professor and director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Parichehr Salimifard is an assistant … Continue reading Phasing out fossil fuels requires fundamentally changing our buildings

Finally, a plastics plant fails to get approved in Louisiana’s cancer alley

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/16/plastics-plant-louisianas-cancer-alley US court revokes permits for plastics plant in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Formosa’s planned petrochemicals complex would have doubled toxic emissions in area with some of the worst air quality in the US Locals in St James parish have been fighting Formosa’s plans for years. Photograph: Edmund D Fountain Isabella KaminskiFri 16 Sep 2022 13.50 EDT … Continue reading Finally, a plastics plant fails to get approved in Louisiana’s cancer alley

Oil companies found to have clearly hidden how few changes were made to address environmental harm

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/17/oil-companies-exxonmobil-chevron-shell-bp-climate-crisis Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims Fury as ‘explosive’ files reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists Exxon, which recently announced profits of $17.9bn for the three months until June. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters Oliver Milman @olliemilmanSat 17 Sep 2022 06.00 EDT Criticism in the … Continue reading Oil companies found to have clearly hidden how few changes were made to address environmental harm

ConEd warns that winter bills going UP

https://apple.news/Aw0QUGoaYSk2f4uAEzEmwWA Photograph: Shutterstock Con Ed warns New Yorkers that heating bills will significantly increase this winter Expect a 20% to 30% increase on your bill. Woohoo! Written by Anna Rahmanan, TimeOut, Tuesday September 13 2022 Citing "market prices for electricity and natural gas" and the "global impact" of the war in Ukraine, Con Edison has announced that … Continue reading ConEd warns that winter bills going UP