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Warmest January Ever Puts 2020 on Track to Be One of Top 10 Hottest Years

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It may only be February, but 2020 is already “virtually certain” to be among the 10 warmest years on record, and has nearly a 50 percent chance of being the warmest ever, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. The predictions follow a January that was the......
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Fossil Fuels Are to Blame for Soaring Methane Levels, Study Shows

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Oil and gas production may be responsible for a far larger share of the soaring levels of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, in the earth’s atmosphere, new research has found. The findings, published in the journal Nature, add urgency of efforts to rein in methane emissions from the fossil fuel......
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A Trillion Trees: How One Idea Triumphed Over Trump’s Climate Denialism

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Mr. Benioff, in a telephone interview, said he decided to take a chance anyway. Mr. Gore had bent his ear last summer about emerging research into reforestation and climate change. After discussions with scientists at the Benioff Ocean Initiative, a program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he was......
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Global Financial Giants Swear Off Funding an Especially Dirty Fuel

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Even large international oil companies began pulling out of the oil sands, including Shell in 2017. A Shell representative said the company left because other companies with more oil-sands experience were better able to work there. But Andrew Leach, a professor of energy economics at the University of Alberta, said......

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