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Texas’ water problems started way before the winter storm

texas water problems started way before the winter storm

On Monday, as record-breaking below-freezing temperatures overcame the entire state of Texas, county officials told residents to run their faucets continuously to prevent their pipes from freezing. But by Wednesday, hundreds of thousands didn’t even have water to run. On Thursday, some hospitals even reported water shortages. As potable water reached dangerously low levels across […]

Will states use the Capitol riot to crack down on pipeline protests?

will states use the capitol riot to crack down on pipeline protests

Earlier this week, with national attention focused on accountability for the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the capitol building in Washington, D.C., Ohio quietly became the 13th state since 2017 to legislate harsher penalties for trespassing on or otherwise interfering with energy and industrial infrastructure — a move that activists and civil liberties groups say is […]

Global heating could stabilize if countries go net-zero emissions, scientists say

global heating could stabilize if countries go net zero emissions scientists say

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-heating emissions means global temperatures could stabilize within just a couple of decades, scientists say. For many years it was assumed that further global heating […]

How Merrick Garland could figure into Biden’s climate plans as attorney general

how merrick garland could figure into bidens climate plans as attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden announced his pick of Merrick Garland for attorney general on Thursday, a karmically apt promotion for the longtime U.S. Court of Appeals judge almost five years after his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Obama was derailed by Senate Republicans. Garland’s designated position as head of the Department of Justice may […]