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After Days Of Mass Outages, Some Texas Residents Now Face Huge Electricity Bills

After Days Of Mass Outages, Some Texas Residents Now Face Huge Electricity Bills

Texas Electricity Bills Skyrocket Due To Winter Storm : Live Updates: Winter Storms 2021 Texas allows companies to sell electricity at wholesale prices. When the price of electricity skyrocketed last week, that meant exorbitant bills for many residents who had been trying to save money.Millions of Texas residents suffered last week when a winter storm caused a statewide electrical grid failure. But those who had power, even intermittently, are also paying a price — literally. Many residents face enormous bills for the electricity they used during the storm. Residents with variable-rate...

Feb 21
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Trump EPA Erects New Barriers To Crucial Science

Trump EPA Erects New Barriers To Crucial Science

EPA Science Rule Could Exclude Important Studies Studies based on private health data are crucial to understanding dangers posed by pollution. A new rule makes it harder for the EPA to consider many studies when setting safeguards.The Environmental Protection Agency adopted a new rule restricting the types of scientific studies its own regulators can use to rein in pollution, in the Trump administration's latest effort to undercut the use of science in establishing public health standards. The goes into effect on Wednesday and applies to all future EPA regulations. It puts a premium on...

Jan 5
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'We Don't Have To Live This Way': Doctors Call For Climate Action

'We Don't Have To Live This Way': Doctors Call For Climate Action

Climate Change Threatens Health, Doctors Warn : Shots - Health News Heat waves, air pollution and extreme weather are making people sick and, increasingly, killing people. A key report by global physicians says fossil fuels are to blame.Climate change is making people sick and leading to premature death, according to a pair of influential reports on the connections between global warming and health. Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization released a preliminary report on the global climate which shows that the last decade was the warmest on record and that millions of people...

Dec 2
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Scientists Confirm Nevada Man Was Infected Twice With Coronavirus

Scientists Confirm Nevada Man Was Infected Twice With Coronavirus

First Confirmed Case Of U.S. Coronavirus Reinfection : Coronavirus Live Updates It's the first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection in the U.S. The case underscores that everyone should be social distancing and wearing masks, including COVID-19 survivors.Heard onA 25-year-old was infected twice with the coronavirus earlier this year, scientists in Nevada have confirmed. It is the first confirmed case of so-called reinfection with the virus in the U.S. and the fifth confirmed reinfection case worldwide. The cases underscore the importance of social distancing and wearing masks even if...

Oct 12
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U.S. Emission Reductions Slowed After Trump Pulled Out Of Paris Accord

U.S. Emission Reductions Slowed After Trump Pulled Out Of Paris Accord

2020 Election Presents A Climate Change Crossroads For U.S. China is investing in both coal and renewable energy, the European Union promises to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the U.S. is leaving the Paris Agreement altogether. What will 2021 hold?On Nov. 4, the day after the election, the United States will officially exit the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The date is a coincidence. Still, the timing underscores a crucial victory for the Trump administration in its efforts to derail federal action on global warming, which the president dismisses as a hoax. When President Trump...

Sep 29
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Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired At NOAA

Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired At NOAA

Scientist Who Denies Climate Change Hired At NOAA By Trump Administration David Legates, a professor whose research has been supported by fossil fuel companies, has been hired for a top position at the federal agency that oversees weather and climate forecasting.Updated at 6:15 p.m. David Legates, a University of Delaware professor of climatology who has spent much of his career questioning basic tenets of climate science, has been hired for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Legates confirmed to NPR that he was recently hired as NOAA's deputy assistant...

September 12, 2020
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