Julia Simon

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Probe finds that the largest wildfire in Texas history was 'ignited by power lines'

Monday, March 11, 2024

The U.S. faces a dangerous combination of aging utility infrastructure and rising wildfire risk because of global warming. Experts say many utilities aren't employing solutions to reduce the threat.


The dangerous combination of aging utility infrastructure and rising wildfire risk

Monday, March 11, 2024

Investigators in Texas have found the largest wildfire in the state's history was "ignited by power lines." Experts say many utilities aren't doing enough to reduce the fire threat from power lines.


New satellite is designed to track methane emitted from the oil and gas industry

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

A team of scientists and environmentalists — as well as SpaceX — launched a $90 million satellite into space in order to hunt for planet-heating methane emissions.


Farms fuel global warming. Billions in tax dollars likely aren't helping - report

Thursday, February 29, 2024

A new report finds some of the "climate-smart" agricultural practices that the USDA are subsidizing may not reduce emissions. It adds up to billions of taxpayer dollars.


A leading candidate for president in Indonesia wants the country to increase coal use

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Voters in Indonesia will head to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots in a presidential election. One leading candidate is running on a platform that could increase deforestation and coal use.


Prominent climate scientist is suing an author and a policy analyst for defamation

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

A trial is wrapping up this week in Washington, D.C., with big stakes for climate. One of the world's most prominent climate scientists is suing a right-wing author and an analyst for defamation.


Demand for minerals sparks fear of mining abuses on Indigenous peoples' lands

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Many deposits for minerals used in EV batteries and solar panels are on or near lands of Indigenous groups. Native communities worry about repeats of past mining abuses, but there may be solutions.


Climate envoy John Kerry is leaving the Biden administration after 3 years

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The announcement comes on the heals of December's United Nations climate conference, where for the first time the final agreement said the world needs to be "transitioning away" from fossil fuels.


How companies are using artificial intelligence to tackle global warming

Monday, January 01, 2024

From detecting fires to looking for lithium, many companies that are working on climate solutions are embracing artificial intelligence as a tool.


AI has become a tool in the search for climate solutions

Thursday, December 28, 2023

From controlled burns to detecting methane leaks and locating critical minerals — artificial intelligence is now a key tool for people working on climate solutions.


COP28 is over, but many say this year's climate agreement doesn't go far enough

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Global climate negotiations ended in Dubai with the first-ever call to move away from fossil fuels, but many participants say the next steps don't go far enough.


What the fossil fuel industry is saying in this year's climate talks

Monday, December 04, 2023

The fossil fuel industry has a huge voice in this year's climate talks. But what are oil companies actually saying? And why does it matter? We break down their statements into plain English.


The developing world needs much more than $100 billion to cope with climate change

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Developed countries promised poorer nations $100 billion a year in money to help countries deal with global warming — and get off fossil fuels. But that money isn't nearly enough.


The U.S. has a controversial plan to store carbon dioxide under the nation's forests

Monday, November 20, 2023

A proposed rule change from the US Forest Service would allow storage of carbon dioxide pollution under national forests. The plan comes as communities resist such projects in their areas


'It feels like I'm not crazy.' Gardeners aren't surprised as USDA updates key map

Friday, November 17, 2023

The USDA is updating an important map for gardeners and growers picking plants and flowers. The new map shows the contiguous U.S. is about 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the last map 11 years ago.


A UN gathering on addressing plastic waste draws a variety of voices

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A UN gathering in Kenya seeks to address the huge problem of plastic waste. But some at the talks are skeptical of solutions put forth by fossil fuel and plastic industries.


The world is awash in plastic. Oil producers want a say in how it's cleaned up

Monday, November 13, 2023

Groups connected to the fossil fuel industry are trying to shape an international treaty to cut plastic pollution. And oil- and gas-producing nations are at the negotiating table.


The government may store carbon dioxide under the nation's forests

Monday, November 06, 2023

Capturing carbon dioxide pollution and storing it underground is a controversial climate solution. The forest service announced proposed changes to allow the storage of CO2 on public forest lands.


2023 had the hottest September in 174-year record

Saturday, October 14, 2023

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed that last month was the hottest September in 174 years of climate records.


It's the warmest September on record thanks to El Niño and, yes, climate change

Saturday, October 14, 2023

A new government report finds that September 2023 was the hottest in the agency's 174-year global climate record. Climate change and El Niño are driving the heat.