Environment

“Polluting Elite” Belch Out Far More Than Their Fair Share of Emissions – Mother Jones

Florian Gaertner/Photothek/Getty This story was originally published by the The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The difference between the carbon emissions of the rich and the poor within a country is now greater than the differences in emissions between countries, data shows. The finding is further evidence of …

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Teton Valley seeing increased mountain lion activity due to winter conditions

TETONIA — When people and their pets live in close proximity to mountain lions, everyone needs to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. An unfortunate incident occurred involving the loss of a family pet to a mountain lion near Tetonia on Jan. 30, when a young female lion ventured into a homeowner’s yard and …

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Electric vehicles promise environmental wins. But could there be environmental costs?

This is the second in a three-part series, The Real Cost of Electric Vehicles, diving into the future of electric vehicles and how electrification will impact Windsor-Essex. On the first day, we looked at affordability. Tomorrow, we’ll look at the impact on jobs in Windsor-Essex. As environmentalist Michael Schneider drives around in his fully electric …

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Could solar panels in space supply Earth with clean energy?

The European Space Agency is investigating whether orbiting solar arrays could beam renewable energy to Earth, as shown in this artist’s illustration.Credit: European SPS Tower concept For 100 years, people have dreamed of sending vast arrays of solar panels into space and beaming their energy down to Earth. Unlike intermittent renewable-energy sources on the ground, …

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How Much Carbon Could The Ocean Store?

Peter de Menocal, a marine paleoclimatologist and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, recently discussed ocean carbon dioxide removal at a recent TEDxBoston: Planetary Stewardship event. In this interview with The Conversation, he dives deeper into the risks and benefits of human intervention and describes an ambitious plan to build a vast monitoring network of …

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Before and after pics show how Japan has rebuilt since the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima

New images reveal Japan’s progress in restoring the radiation exclusion zone at the center of the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Explorer Bob Thissen, 34, and a group of photographers visited the deserted exclusion zone towns of Namie, Futaba, Okuma and Tomioka in 2017 and again in 2022 to capture the progress made in restoring …

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California floated cutting major Southwest cities off Colorado River water before touching its agricultural supply, sources say

CNN — In a closed-door negotiation last week over the fate of the Colorado River, representatives from California’s powerful water districts proposed modeling what the basin’s future would look like if some of the West’s biggest cities – including Phoenix and Las Vegas – were cut off from the river’s water supply, three people familiar …

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California’s snowpack is now the deepest in decades

Drought-weary California is entering February with deeper snowpack than it has seen in four decades, reflecting a healthy boost in the state’s supply of water but also spurring concerns about dryness, flooding and other potential hazards in the months ahead. Statewide Sierra snowpack was 205% of normal for the date on Wednesday, said officials with …

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See the impact of your food on climate, emissions, water and wildlife

Knowing what to eat to minimize impact on the planet can feel like an impossible task: Eat locally? Skip the meat? Opt for organic, free range, humanely raised? Consider the environmental footprints of some common dietary staples, including meat, fold, dairy and eggs and crops. See how some of the more than 50 foods the …

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