In Sonoma County, ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ Is the Next Big Thing
by Amy Tara Koch on 2021-10-23 in Sonoma County (Calif), Eco-Tourism, Wines, Travel and Vacations, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Restaurants, Agriculture and Farming, Content Type: Service, Sustainable Living, Conservation of Resources, Local Food, Single Thread (Healdsburg, Calif, Restaurant)
Carbon sequestration, pollinator habitat restoration and simple composting: An increasing number of the region’s winegrowers are going beyond sustainability. Here’s how to see, and taste, the fruits of their labors.
Diane Weyermann, Executive Who Championed ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Dies at 66
by Penelope Green on 2021-10-23 in Deaths (Obituaries), Documentary Films and Programs, Global Warming, An Inconvenient Truth (Movie), Open Society Foundations, Gore, Al, Weyermann, Diane (1955-2021), Participant Media LLC
A former public interest lawyer, she oversaw this and many other documentaries that addressed urgent social issues.
Beef and Climate Change: This Seattle Steakhouse Wants to Be Part of the Solution
by Brett Anderson on 2021-10-23 in Restaurants, Ranches, Cattle, Butchers and Butchering, Beef, Agriculture and Farming, Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare, Global Warming, Seattle (Wash), Bateau (Seattle, Wash, Restaurant), Sustainable Living, audio-neutral-informative
Bateau aims to reinvent the steak restaurant by showing how to sidestep the waste and environmental damage caused by the meat industry.
Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation and State Action
by Coral Davenport on 2021-10-23 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, American Jobs Plan (2021), United States Politics and Government, Senate, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Manchin, Joe III
The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.
El Niño and La Niña, Explained
by Henry Fountain on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, El Nino Southern Oscillation, Weather, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
If you’re wondering why scientists and weather forecasters are talking about these phenomena, we have some answers, including how they got their names.
La Niña Weather Pattern Likely to Prolong Western Drought, NOAA Says
by Henry Fountain on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, El Nino Southern Oscillation, Drought, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Southwestern States (US), Pacific Northwestern States (US)
The climate pattern may also bring some relief to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest this winter.
How a Single Senator Derailed Biden’s Climate Plan
by Michael Barbaro, Mooj Zadie, Soraya Shockley, Clare Toeniskoetter, Dave Shaw, Dan Powell, Marion Lozano and Chris Wood on 2021-10-22 in United States Politics and Government, Law and Legislation, Global Warming, Electric Light and Power, Manchin, Joe III, West Virginia, audio-neutral-informative
The centerpiece of the president’s environmental agenda has fallen apart because of the objections of a single senator.
Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, 59, Dies; Linked Weather Disasters to Climate Change
by Henry Fountain on 2021-10-22 in Deaths (Obituaries), Global Warming, Weather, Research, Heat and Heat Waves, Extreme Weather, World Weather Attribution, van Oldenborgh, Geert Jan (1961-2021)
With a colleague, he founded a group that quickly analyzes heat waves and other extreme events for signs of global warming’s influence.
Coal Stocks Rise, Even as the Planet Warms
by Jeff Sommer on 2021-10-22 in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coal, International Trade and World Market, Global Warming, Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates), Stocks and Bonds, Economics (Theory and Philosophy), Nordhaus, William D, Peabody Coal Co
As the prospects for strong government action to curb climate change grow less certain, energy shares, and especially coal mining stocks, are generating astonishing returns.
Tuskless Elephants Escape Poachers, but May Evolve New Problems
by Elizabeth Preston on 2021-10-22 in Elephants, Evolution (Biology), Teeth and Dentistry, Ivory, Genetics and Heredity, Mozambique, Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique), Wildlife Trade and Poaching, Science (Journal), Research, your-feed-science, your-feed-animals
Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.
The Hedge Fund Manager Who Dumped the Trump SPAC
by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jason Karaian, Sarah Kessler, Stephen Gandel, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch and Ephrat Livni on 2021-10-22 in Corporate Social Responsibility, Hedge Funds, Global Warming, Whistle-Blowers, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Financial Stability Oversight Council, Trump, Donald J, Weinstein, Boaz R
The investor Boaz Weinstein moved to abandon a blank-check fund that announced a deal with the former president.
Putin Won’t Go to Glasgow for Climate Conference
by Andrew E. Kramer on 2021-10-22 in Putin, Vladimir V, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Warming, United Nations, Moscow (Russia), Glasgow (Scotland), Politics and Government, International Relations
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia may make a speech by video at the United Nations summit, which is seen as pivotal in efforts to stem climate change.
How Russia Is Cashing In on Climate Change
by Andrew E. Kramer on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Ships and Shipping, Economic Conditions and Trends, Pevek (Russia), Arctic Ocean, Russia, Siberia, Suez Canal
Global warming may pose grave dangers around the world, but as one tiny Russian town on the Arctic Ocean shows, it can also be a ticket to prosperity.
Climate Change Poses a Widening Threat to National Security
by Christopher Flavelle, Julian E. Barnes, Eileen Sullivan and Jennifer Steinhauer on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Migrants (Environmental), Disasters and Emergencies, National Intelligence Estimates, National Security Council, Homeland Security Department, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, United States Defense and Military Forces, Biden, Joseph R Jr, United States Politics and Government, International Relations
Intelligence and defense agencies issued reports warning that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.
What Is COP26 and Why Is the Climate Change Summit Important?
by Lisa Friedman on 2021-10-22 in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Warming, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), United States International Relations, Disasters and Emergencies, Glasgow (Scotland)
Some 20,000 people are preparing to attend climate talks hosted by the United Nations starting at the end of the month. Here are some key facts to know before they go.
Biden’s Climate Plan Stymied by 1 Senator
on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Joe Manchin is a crucial vote and is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.
Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, U.N. Report Warns
by Brad Plumer on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Natural Gas, Coal, Production, Mines and Mining, Alternative and Renewable Energy, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations
Countries are planning to produce more than twice as much oil, gas and coal through 2030 as would be needed if governments want to limit global warming to Paris Agreement goals.
On a Pacific Island, Russia Tests Its Battle Plan for Climate Change
by Anton Troianovski and Sergey Ponomarev on 2021-10-22 in Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Coal, Wind Power, Carbon Dioxide, Forests and Forestry, Politics and Government, Putin, Vladimir V, Russia, Sakhalin Island (Russia)
President Vladimir V. Putin long dismissed the threat posed by global warming. But fires, disasters and foreign pressure have prompted him to change course.
Searching for Australia’s Climate Tipping Point
by Damien Cave on 2021-10-22 in Politics and Government, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Warming, Coal, Australia, Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
The world, and most Australians, are increasingly disappointed by Australia’s lackluster approach to addressing climate change.
Jane Goodall’s Hopeful Survival Guide for Humans
by Tara Parker-Pope on 2021-10-22 in Content Type: Service, internal-sub-only-nl, Global Warming, Goodall, Jane, Tanzania, The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times (Book), Optimism
The 87-year-old conservationist, best known for her work with chimpanzees, has written a hopeful survival guide for Homo sapiens.
U.S. Warns Climate Poses ‘Emerging Threat’ to Financial System
by Alan Rappeport and Christopher Flavelle on 2021-10-21 in Financial Stability Oversight Council, Yellen, Janet L, Global Warming, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Banking and Financial Institutions, United States Politics and Government, Insurance
A Financial Stability Oversight Council report could lead to more regulatory action and disclosure requirements for banks.
As Drought Conditions Worsen, California Expands State of Emergency
by Derrick Bryson Taylor on 2021-10-21 in California, Newsom, Gavin, Drought, Weather, Conservation of Resources
Gov. Gavin Newsom said it was critical for residents to step up their water-saving efforts as the state ends its second-driest year on record.
Climate Exhibitions Look Beyond Declarations of Calamity
by Tess Thackara on 2021-10-21 in Wildfires, Museums, Global Warming, Nevada Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, University of California, Berkeley, Krause, Bernie, Alaska, California, Greenland, Australia
From Alaska to California, museums are less interested in adding to the terror than furthering the connection to the planet.
Can Fortescue’s Andrew Forrest, a Carbon-Emitting Iron Ore Tycoon, Save the Planet?
by Damien Cave on 2021-10-21 in Forrest, Andrew, Content Type: Personal Profile, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fortescue Metals Group, Mines and Mining, Steel and Iron, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Hydrogen, Politics and Government, Perth (Australia), Australia
Andrew Forrest made a mining fortune. Now he wants to lead a climate change revolution — and beat the fossil fuel giants along the way.
Why Australia Won’t Commit to Slashing Carbon Emissions
by Damien Cave on 2021-10-21 in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coal, Mines and Mining, Global Warming, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Morrison, Scott (1968- ), Australia, Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
The country has fallen behind other developed nations in its commitment to slashing carbon emissions. Neither fires nor international pressure has pushed it away from coal and other fossil fuels.