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1.  When wheat never dies  

2022-05-18


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Could commercially viable and tasty perennial crops like Kernza be regenerative agriculture's holy grail?

2.  What if apartment listings had to include energy-efficiency scores?  

2022-05-18


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How energy disclosure could help lower renters' utility bills and tackle climate change.

3.  Report: Pollution is connected to 9 million deaths worldwide each year  

2022-05-18


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World governments have made "strikingly little effort" to solve the problem.

4.  Jessica Reznicek set fire to Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Is she a terrorist?  

2022-05-18


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Amid tightening protest laws, the activist is appealing a district court’s ruling applying a “terrorism enhancement” to her sentence.

5.  Europe has a plan to get off Russian gas. Energy experts say it is not enough.  

2022-05-19


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The strategy "fails to disrupt our fossil gas habits."

6.  NYC wants more rooftop solar. Its fire code is getting in the way.  

2022-05-19


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Public safety vs. climate action: The battle over the Big Apple's rules for buildings.

7.  How ‘USA-first’ failed the solar industry  

2022-05-19


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Solar tariffs were supposed to save the U.S. solar industry. They slowed it down instead.

8.  Is California giving its methane digesters too much credit?  

2022-05-19


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“California is treating factory farm gas systems at dairy farms like they are devices that suck carbon from the air.”

9.  Report: Europe’s chicken supply chain has a human rights problem  

2022-05-17


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Cheap poultry for markets, restaurants and pets comes at the expense of Indigenous peoples in Brazil.

10.  Although the data is thin, advocates say robotics and AI will soon revolutionize agriculture  

2022-05-16


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Because most of the systems aren’t yet on the market, there’s precious little real-world data proving they work.

11.  North Carolina house that collapsed into the sea is a warning for millions of Americans  

2022-05-16


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States and the federal government can do more to protect homebuyers, like reforming flood disclosure laws.

12.  Using a board game to plan for a changing planet  

2022-05-14


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For one Māori community, a board game sparked serious discussions about flood risk.

13.  Ohio residents fight to get radioactive oil and gas waste off their roads  

2022-05-13


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At least 13 states allow drilling waste to be used for road de-icing, dust suppression, and maintenance.

14.  Biden calls off oil and gas leases in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico — but not for the climate  

2022-05-13


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Despite urgent need to halt new development, the Interior Department cites a 'lack of industry interest.'

15.  How debt cancellation could help poor countries prepare for climate change  

2022-05-13


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A new report calls on rich countries to provide immediate relief.

16.  California regulators reject governor’s pitch for carbon neutrality by 2035  

2022-05-12


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A draft plan says it could be done by 2045, but only with the help of significant carbon capture projects.

17.  What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots  

2022-05-12


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Communities near polluting sites tend to be disproportionately lower income and people of color — populations that are more likely to need abortion care in the first place.

18.  A New York power line divided environmentalists. Here’s what it says about the larger climate fight.  

2022-05-11


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States waited too long to decarbonize, and now they have to make tough choices.

19.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Grist: 2021  

2022-05-10


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Reporting back on our commitments.

20.  Filipino inquiry says polluters are liable for human rights violations  

2022-05-10


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The Philippines lays out a plan for addressing climate change — and holding the biggest polluters accountable.

21.  The secrets to passing climate legislation — even in red states  

2022-05-10


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These Republican states are passing clean energy bills in the name of freedom and economics.

22.  The plan to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice at the UN  

2022-05-09


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At the close of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, leaders call for 'enhanced participation' at the international level.

23.  Environmental justice law in New York could prevent new pollution in hard-hit neighborhoods  

2022-05-09


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The state joins New Jersey in passing toughest legislation in country.

24.  Heat pumps do work in the cold — Americans just don’t know it yet  

2022-05-09


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These heating/cooling systems have been called the "most overlooked climate solution." Now they can work in temperatures far below freezing.

25.  A new Office of Environmental Justice is announced  

2022-05-06


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New Justice Dept. office will take on polluters in hard-hit communities

26.  The US only recycled about 5% of plastic waste last year  

2022-05-04


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A new report highlights recycling's failure to keep up with growing volumes of plastic trash.

27.  Indigenous climate migrants face unique challenges — with too few resources  

2022-05-05


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Advocates call on countries like Mexico to employ Indigenous staff at consulates.

28.  Chevron joins first-of-its-kind Gulf Coast carbon sequestration project  

2022-05-05


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The Texas project will be the first to bury carbon offshore in the U.S.

29.  Tech companies are spending big to suck carbon from the atmosphere. Should the government, too?  

2022-05-05


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State and federal lawmakers pitch spending billions to scale up a nascent industry with an uncertain business model.

30.  Indigenous Endorois fight for their land and rights at UN  

2022-05-04


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Conservation efforts in Kenya displaced hundreds of Indigenous people. Can there be justice for stolen lands and culture?

31.  Twice Burned  

2022-05-04


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How the U.S. military’s toxic burn pits are poisoning Americans — overseas and at home

32.  Indigenous Taíno of Puerto Rico take their fight for visibility and rights to the UN  

2022-05-02


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Without US representation, the Taíno advocate for environmental justice and cultural preservation internationally.

33.  Ending the sale of gas cars by 2030 was a radical idea. What changed?  

2022-05-02


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7 factors driving the switch to electric vehicles.

34.  Why rural communities struggle to bring in much-needed federal grants  

2022-05-03


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A new analysis suggests that over half of communities in the West lack the capacity to take advantage of infrastructure bill funding. Now what?

35.  Companies can soon start paying the Bahamas to store carbon in the ocean  

2022-05-03


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One of the world's first government-run underwater carbon offset programs is coming to the Caribbean.

36.  Indigenous women call for financial institutions to stop investing in extraction  

2022-04-29


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Engagement isn't an option; we must divest from these industries, they say.

37.  California opens investigation into ‘decades-long plastics deception campaign’  

2022-04-29


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The state's attorney general argues fossil fuel companies have long known recycling is a "myth."

38.  Biofuels are getting a second look — and some tough questions  

2022-04-29


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Bioethanol has been touted as a green way to cut reliance on Russian oil. But new modeling suggests it isn't the climate solution we'd hoped for.

39.  Apple just launched its first self-repair program. Other tech companies are about to follow.  

2022-04-29


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Under pressure from shareholders, Big Tech is finally making device repair easier.

40.  FPIC is essential to Indigenous rights. What is it and why isn’t it followed?  

2022-04-27


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Free, prior, and informed consent is the gold standard of Indigenous rights, but Indigenous leaders say it’s rarely enforced.

41.  UN report: People have wrecked 40% of all the land on Earth  

2022-04-27


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A warning that the damage done to the land threatens many species, including our own.

42.  How Abercrombie & Fitch used the outdoors to sell clothes  

2022-04-27


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The 'White Hot' retailer helped shape the notion that 'to get back to nature, Americans needed to go shopping first.'

43.  Batteries are getting cheap. So why aren’t electric vehicles?  

2022-04-27


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In 2015, the average price paid for an EV was around $36,000. Now, it's over $63,000.

44.  What Macron’s reelection means for climate action in France  

2022-04-26


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In his campaign, Emmanuel Macron vowed to turn France into a "great environmental nation.” As president, he still has a lot to prove.

45.  First all-electric heating mandate for buildings passes in Washington state  

2022-04-26


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Under a new energy code, most new commercial and large multifamily buildings will have to install heat pumps.

46.  New Jersey could be opening new front in war for clean water  

2022-04-25


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Civil suit against legacy polluters aims to help frontline community with groundwater contamination.

47.  Indigenous leaders convene at UN to push for human rights protections  

2022-04-25


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The international forum provides an opportunity for communities from across the globe to meet. Here's what's on the table.

48.  Biden promised no new drilling on public lands. Here’s why he broke that promise.  

2022-04-22


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The fossil-fuel expansion could help pass climate legislation down the line -- or lock in more emissions.

49.  European electric car makers have a Russian nickel problem  

2022-04-22


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Europe may need Russian nickel to meet its climate goals — and Indigenous activists may need Europe to hold a Russian mining giant to account.

50.  Biden signs Earth Day executive order to protect old-growth forests  

2022-04-22


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The order contains vague language around logging, disappointing some environmentalists calling for a ban on the practice on federal lands.

51.  Amid hopes and fears, a plastics boom in Appalachia is on hold  

2022-04-23


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The Ohio River Valley is wrestling with whether to tie its fortunes to another toxic, boom-and-bust industry.

52.  The cost of toxic products? Just $1  

2022-04-21


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A new report finds your dollar store savings may come with a big health cost.

53.  LA County bans throwaway dishes and cutlery  

2022-04-21


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A new ordinance will require thousands of restaurants to use compostables or recyclables by 2023.

54.  These 9 cities are leading the nation’s solar surge  

2022-04-21


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Together, they're generating more solar power than the entire country did a decade ago.

55.  How a Nebraska ethanol plant turned seeds into toxic waste  

2022-04-21


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State regulators shuttered the AltEn plant in 2021 after years of environmental violations. Residents are just beginning to grapple with its toxic legacy.

56.  Renewables are growing — but a backlog of projects is holding up a greener grid  

2022-04-20


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Wait times to connect to the grid are going up, and more projects are dropping out in the process.

57.  FEMA’s new flood insurance system is sinking waterfront homeowners. That might be the point.  

2022-04-20


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Premiums are ballooning in states like Florida and Louisiana — and adaptation measures won't bring costs back down.

58.  A circular economy for smartphones and laptops  

2022-04-19


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How a newly rebranded company is helping the environment by repurposing used electronic devices like smartphones and laptops.

59.  Biden: Federal agencies must consider climate impacts of infrastructure projects  

2022-04-19


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The changes to the National Environmental Policy Act reverse Trump-era rollbacks, impacting projects from roads to railways to pipelines.

60.  Cows, coal, and climate change: A Q&A with the new BLM director  

2022-04-19


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Tracy Stone-Manning discusses how the federal agency sees conservation, the climate crisis, and the Indigenous history of public lands.

61.  Amid illegal Amazon gold mining, Indigenous land defenders get reinforcements  

2022-04-19


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Experts say the mines lead to murder, deforestation, pollution, and other crimes against Indigenous people in Brazil.

62.  Can the EPA actually make school buses greener?  

2022-04-18


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Electric school buses could greatly reduce students’ exposure to diesel emissions.

63.  How rights of nature and wild rice could stop a pipeline  

2022-04-18


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Meet the Ojibwe attorney fighting a Line 3 expansion that threatens Indigenous rights and the environment

64.  Rich countries are illegally exporting plastic trash to poor countries, data suggests  

2022-04-15


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A watchdog group alleges "rampant" violations of international law.

65.  They derailed climate action for a decade. And bragged about it.  

2022-04-15


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New research sheds light on the Global Climate Coalition’s efforts to block legislation.

66.  Inside Just Stop Oil, the youth climate group blocking UK refineries  

2022-04-11


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A band of 20-year-olds have made headlines disrupting football games, the Baftas, and now oil facilities across the UK. But what do they want?

67.  As utility-scale renewables expand, some Midwest farmers are pushing back  

2022-04-11


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Rural communities are concerned about losing agricultural land in a region long-defined by its farming roots.

68.  Indigenous people are being killed to ‘protect’ a Congolese park  

2022-04-11


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A new report reveals how U.S. agencies and conservation organizations have supported the violence.

69.  Sierra snowpack worsens, falls to lowest level in 7 years  

2022-04-12


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Sierra snowpack — which provides a third of California's water supply — is at 38 percent of where it usually is this time of year.

70.  EPA to investigate racial discrimination in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’  

2022-04-12


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Complaints allege that industrial facilities have discharged “excessive levels” of carcinogenic chemicals in a majority-Black community.

71.  Historically redlined neighborhoods have twice the number of oil and gas wells  

2022-04-13


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A new study reveals the link between structural racism and pollution.

72.  How a town tethered to coral learned to save its reef — and itself  

2022-04-13


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If the coral were to disappear, it wouldn’t be long before Brazil's Porto de Galinhas would fade away too.

73.  Is your electric utility blocking climate action?  

2022-04-14


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According to a new report, the chances are high.

74.  Study: Global warming will stay below 2 degrees C — if countries actually keep their promises  

2022-04-14


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But 1.5 degrees, the world’s most ambitious goal, still looks out of reach.

75.  Why high gas prices aren’t necessarily good for the climate  

2022-04-14


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Price spikes alone don't change our driving habits — but an increase in the gas tax might.

76.  5 years after Hurricane Harvey, many in Houston are still waiting for help  

2022-04-14


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Texas turned disaster aid for Harvey into a competition. Guess who’s losing out?

77.  Renewable energy can also boost the economy  

2022-04-07


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Beyond the environmental impacts, a clean energy transition can provide financial and health benefits too.

78.  Methane emissions soar to highest level ever recorded  

2022-04-07


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Uncontrolled gas leaks and flaring are pushing the planet toward catastrophe.

79.  Scientists identify the missing ingredient for climate action: Political will  

2022-04-08


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The IPCC's latest report finally recognizes the social barriers to climate action.

81.  A California water board assured the public that oil wastewater is safe for irrigation. Experts say evidence is flimsy.  

2022-04-09


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Studies in Kern County, performed by oil industry consultants, cannot answer fundamental safety questions about irrigating crops with “produced water,” the board’s own panel of experts conceded.

82.  Land defenders face violence and repression. Clean energy could make it worse.  

2022-04-06


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Human rights advocates faced hundreds of attacks last year. Opposition to mining was most dangerous.

83.  The deadly acid refineries are reluctant to quit  

2022-04-06


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Hydrofluoric acid can form a deadly cloud of gas that can travel for miles.

84.  The little-known open-source community behind the government’s new environmental justice tool  

2022-04-06


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Inside the White House’s unpublicized experiment in open governance.

85.  Texas pledged access for non-English speakers to environmental documents and meetings. The rollout has been riddled with issues.  

2022-04-07


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Environmental regulators are "trying to do the bare minimum by throwing something through Google Translate,” one advocate said.

86.  As Russia attacks Ukraine, experts weigh European ‘renaissance’ for nuclear energy  

2022-04-07


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Could nuclear power help break Europe's dependency on Russian gas?

87.  True costs: How the oil industry cast climate policy as an economic burden  

2022-04-07


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For 30 years, the debate has largely ignored the soaring costs of inaction.

88.  The country’s largest potash mine is coming to Michigan. Here’s why locals are worried.  

2022-04-05


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The war in Ukraine has the U.S. looking for fertilizer at home. But at what cost?

89.  California offers $100 million for tribes to buy back their land. It won’t go far.  

2022-04-05


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“Let’s face it, this is California: $100 million goes nowhere.”

90.  Rappahannock Tribe gets 465 acres of land back on the Chesapeake Bay  

2022-04-04


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The return of the land is "a historic victory for conservation and racial justice."

91.  How the US government left Lake Charles in limbo after Hurricanes Laura and Delta  

2022-04-04


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The Louisiana city’s stalled hurricane recovery reveals the limits of federal disaster policy.

92.  ‘We are at a crossroads’: New IPCC report says it’s fossil fuels or our future  

2022-04-04


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Climate panel calls for "rapid and deep" transition away from fossil fuels.

93.  After decades of missed targets, Canada finally has a climate roadmap  

2022-03-31


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The 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan sets a path to decarbonize transportation, the oil and gas sector, and more.

95.  Deaths have spiked in this polluted port community. COVID is only part of the story.  

2022-03-31


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Wilmington, California, has experienced hundreds more deaths than it does on average. Power, pollution, and poverty all play a role.

96.  Underwater permafrost is a big, gassy wild card for the climate  

2022-04-01


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You’ve probably heard of permafrost, the frozen carbon-rich land. But it’s also thawing under the sea, burping up planet-warming gases.