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Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

Out on the deck of a research boat, Tara Yacovitch looked out to the water. In the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the seascape is peppered with lights. And every light is part of an offshore oil or gas platform.

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Solutions

Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

Dozens of the top oil and gas companies in the world—including Shell, BP and Total—agreed this week to better track and reduce their methane emissions.

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El cambio climático seguirá ampliando las brechas en la seguridad alimentaria, según un nuevo estudio

Con tormentas al Este e incendios forestales al Oeste, la crisis climática está actualmente en el foco de la conciencia pública. Pero además de estas catástrofes, existe otra amenaza perniciosa que viene con el calentamiento del clima: la disminución del rendimiento de los cultivos a nivel mundial.

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Impacts

Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

With storms to the east and wildfires to the west, the climate crisis is currently at the forefront of public consciousness.

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Paris climate agreement overlooks wood pellet loophole

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Thirty years in the environmental audio trenches

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Earth Day 2021: Looking back at an unprecedented year for the planet

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