"A rare deep freeze in Texas that raised demand for power forced the state’s electric grid operator on Monday to impose rotating blackouts, leaving 4 million customers without power even as temperatures dipped to teeth-chattering levels."
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- Source: Reuters, 02/16/2021
"Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines."Source: AP, 02/16/2021
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded three contracts for the clean-up of more than 50 abandoned uranium mine sites on the Navajo Nation, worth up to $220 million over the next five years."Source: KUTV, 02/16/2021
"Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg."
"A metal recycling plant is due to open on the polluted Southeast Side months after the same firm shut a metal scrapyard in a white, affluent part of town"Source: Guardian, 02/16/2021
"A new paper argues that returning to estimates for the cost of carbon dioxide used in the Obama era would leave the U.S. far behind its Paris Agreement goals."Source: Bloomberg Green, 02/16/2021
"Some of the climate impacts of a grocery store trip are obvious, like the fuel it takes to get there and the electricity that keeps its lights glowing, conveyor belts moving and scanners beeping. But then there are the invisible gases seeping out into the atmosphere when you reach for your ice cream of choice."Source: Washington Post, 02/16/2021
"Across the country, battling water scarcity requires a vast array of workers, from inspectors and fumigators to truck drivers and pipe layers."
"Not many American towns the size of Pinedale, population roughly 2,000, can boast that they have a $22 million aquatic center, with a beautiful lap pool, water slides, yoga rooms and a three-story climbing wall."Source: NPR, 02/16/2021
"On Alaska’s North Slope, treeless and snow-shrouded for much of the year, it isn’t easy being a wolverine. The sinewy, solitary animals survive through a constant search for food, burrowing into snowdrifts to rest."
"A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted traffic across large swaths of the U.S."Source: AP, 02/15/2021
"A powerful earthquake that hit Japan on Saturday was an aftershock of the devastating 9.0 magnitude quake that struck the same area almost 10 years ago, according to the national Meteorological Agency."Source: CNN, 02/15/2021
"President Joe Biden has an opportunity to shape one of the most important federal courts for environmental policy and other regulations after Judge David S. Tatel announced plans to take senior status."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/15/2021
"The Interior Department is postponing auctions of oil and gas leases in four Western states and revoking the authorization for a planned March sale of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sales in coming months of tracts in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming are being postponed by the Bureau of Land Management “to confirm the adequacy of underlying environmental analysis,” according to an emailed Interior statement.Source: Bloomberg, 02/15/2021
"The Environmental Protection Agency asked courts on Friday to partially freeze a mandate that was issued when judges scrapped the Affordable Clean Energy rule last month."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/15/2021