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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano eruption halts key climate data, known as the Keeling Curve

Data: NOAA; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios The famous Keeling Curve may soon have a rare data gap. Driving the news: The Mauna Loa eruption on Monday cut…

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Southern states survey tornado damage as risk lingers

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornados wrought damage on the southeastern U.S. overnight, with officials warning of continued risk on Wednesday. Driving the news:…

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Encore: Brazil’s President-elect renews calls to crack down on Amazon deforestation

Brazil’s President-elect is pledging a “zero tolerance” policy on deforestation in the Amazon. But climate scientists warn the damage already done may be irreversible. Source:…

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Striking Case New Holland workers prepare to spend the holidays on the picket line

This time last year, 10,000 workers and UAW members at John Deere waged a massive strike that became a national news story. This year, workers…

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Severe weather warning: Tornado outbreak and severe thunderstorm predicted in the South

A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including a “few strong tornadoes,” is forecast for the Mississippi Valley, mid-South and parts of the Southeast Tuesday into…

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Oil prices touch pre-Ukraine war lows

U.S. oil prices briefly fell to their lowest level since 2021 on Monday, as investors braced for a further slowdown in China’s economy. Why it…

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Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) died Monday from complications due to colorectal cancer, his office said. He was 61. Driving the news: McEachin’s chief of staff…

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The 2021 Pacific Northwest heat wave was a harbinger of what’s to come, study finds

The 2021 heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, which killed hundreds of people in the U.S. and Canada, was a harbinger of a new generation…

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Amazon has a new drone for 30-minute urban deliveries

As Amazon prepares to debut its long-delayed Prime Air drone delivery service, it’s also showing off a smaller, quieter drone that will be ready in…

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More than 3,000 flights delayed amid Thanksgiving travel rush

More than 3,000 flights into or out of the U.S. have been delayed as of Sunday afternoon, on what is expected to be one of…

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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister says the climate ‘loss and damage fund’ is a victory

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about the loss and damage fund established at COP27. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/24/1139167731/pakistans-foreign-minister-says-the-climate-loss-and-damage-fund-is-a-victory Droolin’ Dog…

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Report: Climate extremes hitting Australia, more intense weather to come

Global warming is leading to more extreme weather in Australia, like the ongoing flooding in the southeast  — and these extremes are happening at an…

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The pros and cons of Qatar’s historically small World Cup

Data: Axios research; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals Qatar 2022 is the most confined World Cup ever, with all eight stadiums located within 33 miles of each…

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Hailing a taxi with no one behind the wheel

I took a ride in a Cruise driverless taxi last week in San Francisco and, for the first time, I thought, “This might really happen!”…

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Amid devastating floods, Pakistan and China partner to build climate resilience

As part of an ambitious initiative to build climate resilience in the aftermath of disastrous floods, Pakistan has, with Chinese assistance, put up a high-tech…

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How one man went from a migrant leaving Africa, to an elected official in Spain

Serigne Mbaye’s journey is parallel to the larger picture of how climate migration intersects with politics. Now, he is considered one of the most vocal…

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The U.S. and China hold the world’s climate future in their hands

The resumption of U.S.-China climate talks at the recent COP27 summit is a positive sign for global cooperation on climate change, but it’s not clear…

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At least 268 killed in earthquake on Indonesia’s Java island

At least 268 people were killed and 151 are missing after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java on Monday, AP reported,…

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‘Sunny Makes Money:’ India installs a record volume of solar power in 2022

As the 27th U.N. climate change conference closes, India is bragging: It’s installed a record volume of solar power in 2022 in an attempt to…

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Why hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers in the Midwest unionized

This story originally appeared in Workday Magazine on Nov. 16, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The Supreme Court may have struck down Roe…

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Climate summit brings historic deal on climate damage, falls short in other areas

A chaotic UN climate summit in Egypt has produced a groundbreaking agreement for wealthy industrial countries to compensate poor nations for the ravages of climate…

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Historic storm blankets part of New York in over 60 inches of snow

Snow continues to pummel Buffalo, New York, amid a historic storm that’s pounded the region with piles of snow. Why it matters: The major storm…

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