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Xi Absent From G-20 Climate Talks; China Plans to Increase Short-term Coal Reliance While Sticking to 2060 Carbon Neutrality Goal
This year’s G-20 Summit held in Rome on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 saw U.S. President Joe Biden criticize China and Russia for “basically not showing up,” expressing disappointment that the two high polluting nations...
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Level 5 Atmospheric River Raises Threat of Devastating Flooding in Drought- and Wildfire-Stricken California
California is bracing for a potentially devastating weather event on Sunday, Oct. 24, which could bring upwards of a foot of rain to drought- and fire-stricken areas in the central and northern parts of the state...
Catastrophic Oil Spill off Southern California Coast
On Oct. 2 a broken pipeline, owned and operated by Amplify Energy Corp., is being blamed for a massive oil spill that leaked an estimated 126,000 gallons of oil along the Southern California coast. The...
This Sea Creature Has a Surprisingly Simple Solution to One of the Ocean’s Greatest Threats: Microplastics
Plastic has been used en masse for less than a century, but has had a huge and lasting impact on our environment.  The very durability that makes plastics so useful is the same reason it...
Hurricane Larry to Make a Direct Hit on Canadian Province of Newfoundland
Hurricane Larry, after forming off the coast of north Africa and meandering north for several days, is expected to make landfall on the Canadian province of Newfoundland on Friday night packing winds in excess of...
7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Mexico as Rare Phenomena Lights up the Sky
At approximately 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 7 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco killing at least one man and lighting up the skies with a rare phenomena.  The...
Flood Warnings in Central China, Subway Closes to Traffic as Heavy Rains Pelter Zhengzhou
Heavy rains hit various parts of central China’s Henan Province on Saturday, Aug. 29, prompting the local capital of Zhengzhou to close tunnels and underpasses.  It’s the latest interruption in the city, with a COVID-19...
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Ida Leaves 2 Million Without Power, Louisiana Governor Fears Death Toll Could Rise ‘A Lot More’
First responders worked urgently before sunrise Monday, Aug. 30, to rescue drivers trapped in cars during the storm surge. NBC’s Today Show shared that in LaPlace alone, in St. John the Baptist Parish, at least...
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Ida Puts Post-Katrina New Orleans to the Test; NHC Warns Potentially Deadly Storm Surge Is Not Over
Hurricane Ida at present is not the fatal storm that some may have feared, but is still a force to be reckoned with, putting post-Katrina New Orleans to the test. The National Hurricane Center warns...