Drillers snap up federal leases near Utah's wilderness monuments

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday auctioned off more than 51,000 acres (21,000 hectares) in southeastern Utah to oil and gas drillers, a sign of strong industry demand in a region conservationists have vowed to protect.

First Person: Melissa Burnett, community forestry fellow, helps make Pittsburgh greener

"A lot of Black communities don't really have time or the money to prioritize getting trees. And then other communities have an abundance of trees and they're large and big and healthy.”

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Big banks make a dangerous bet on the world's growing demand for food

While banks and asset managers are promising to divest from fossil fuels, they are expanding investments in high-carbon foods and commodities tied to deforestation.

Can the market save the planet? FedEx is the latest brand-name firm to say it’s trying.

FedEx aims at becoming carbon neutral by 2040. It will invest $2 billion to start buying electric vehicles for its fleet of 180,000 vehicles and it will donate $100 million to the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture.

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Joe Roman: America’s new whale is now at extinction's doorstep

Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
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Frank Bruni: Is the burger nearing extinction?

Meat has more competition — and less justification — than ever before.
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Mexico set to reshape power sector to favor the state

Legislation that the Mexican president has pushed would curtail private investors in the energy industry and possibly reverse gains in lowering carbon emissions.
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