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By Nick Perry

The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND » The pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister James Shaw. But when it comes to dealing with a slower-moving threat, such as climate change, he says, we’re “terribly bad.�

Shaw spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, before a key climate ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 14, 2021, 4:07 pm

 

By Coral Davenport

© The New York Times Co.

WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a plan to develop larges cale wind farms along nearly the entire coastline of the United States, the first long-term strategy from the government to produce electricity from offshore turbines. Speaking at a wind power industry conference in Boston, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said her...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 14, 2021, 3:59 pm

October 14, 2021 Dirce Guerra

Q&A with the experts

Thanksgiving is a day about harmony and love surrounded by that those that we love.

Many people will travel long distances to join family and friends for this joyous celebration. However, many tend to forget a valuable aspect of this day, and that is love and gratefulness to our planet.

Americans produce 25 million tons of garbage between Thank...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 14, 2021, 3:48 pm

“I love it … it’s in my DNA�

 

 

Vaughn, Markle study ice cores to learn from past, process present

By Conrad Swanson

The Denver Post

Most people might think ahead to their lunch break, weekend or the end of the year. Bruce Vaughn and Bradley Markle think hundreds of thousands of years forward and back.

Vaughn, 67, has led the Stable Isotope Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder’s...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:36 pm

 

By Emily Anthes

© The New York Times Co.

When Lizzie Rothwell, an architect in Philadelphia, sent her son to third grade this fall, she stocked his blue L.L. Bean backpack with pencils, wide-ruled paper — and a portable carbon dioxide monitor. The device gave her a quick way to assess how much fresh air was flowing through the school. Low levels of CO2 would indicate that it was well venti...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:32 pm

 

 

By Don Thompson

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Â» Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities such as those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmental advocacy groups is roiling the scientific community.

States in the U.S. West and the federal government each year th...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:25 pm

 

 

By Ismail Turay Jr.

© The New York Times Co.

DAYTON, OHIO » The Federal Aviation Administration is urging the nation’s airports to use firefighting foam that contains socalled “forever chemicals� only during emergencies.

The agency wants to cut back on the foam, which is used to fight jet fuel fires and other highly flammable liquid fires, to limit how much of the chemicals go into ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:03 pm

 

STOCKHOLM Â» Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change.

Syukuro Manabe, originally from Japan, and Klaus Hasselmann of Germany were cited for their work in developing forecast models of Earth’s climate and “reliably p...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 13, 2021, 7:53 pm

Letter to Editor, The Denver Post, What it is and why you should care

Joan Bancroft, Arvada

 

As a pediatrician my work compels me to advocate for the health of our children.

I have come to regard “home electrification� as a critical step to protect the health of children, families and the environment. Generally, “home electrification� describes transitioning from using gas for cooking ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 13, 2021, 5:48 pm

 

By Philip Marcelo| and David Porter

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Â» When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases leading into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls.

In Philadelphia, a commuter line along the Schuylkill River was washed out for miles, and the nation’s busiest rail line, Amtrak’s Northeast Corrido...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 13, 2021, 5:39 pm