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Texas oil and gas agency investigating 5.4 magnitude earthquake in West Texas, the largest in three decades

Read the full story at Inside Climate News.

The quake was the third largest in Texas history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An increase in seismic activity in Texas has been linked to injecting fracking wastewater underground.

‘The aliens are already here’: A new campaign urges people to fear the dangers of climate change instead

Read the full story at Fast Company.

For decades, we’ve seen dystopian sci-fi thrillers unleash sinister extraterrestrials on the world. But a new poster campaign aims to show that Earth has a bigger problem than the alien invasions in War of the Worlds or Men in Black—the climate catastrophe. (And, unlike in Men in Black, there’s no neuralyzer to erase the horrors from our memories.)

L.A.-based creative agency Fred & Farid partnered with Fridays for Future, the Greta Thunberg-founded climate movement, to release four posters that highlight the crisis we’re in. Each focuses on a different element impacting climate change: cars, oil drilling, deforestation, and overfishing. The timing is key, with the posters released a week ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, when Americans have a choice between candidates who prioritize climate legislation and those who deny it.

Why so many creatures now call our cities home

Read the full story at the Santa Barbara Independent.

UCSB Professor Peter Alagona’s book ‘The Accidental Ecosystem’ reveals where the wild things really are.

How new versions of solar, wind, and batteries could help the grid

Read the full story at MIT Technology Review.

Renewables are already being deployed at massive scales, but further progress in labs and startups could help move the technology forward.

Why the feared wave of solar panel waste may be smaller and arrive later than we expected

Read the full story at Inside Climate News.

Researchers say improvements in solar panels mean we need to change expectations about when they’ll need to be repurposed or recycled.

To reduce trash, some states charge the companies producing it

Read the full story at Stateline.

Municipalities and waste managers around the country are raising the alarm about limited landfill capacity, and some see Extended Producer Responsibility policies as a piece of the puzzle.

Most US pet food contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’, study finds

Read the full story at The Guardian.

Much of America’s pet food packaging could be contaminated with PFAS “forever chemicals”, creating a potentially dangerous exposure to the toxic compounds for cats and dogs.

In a recent study, public health advocate the Environmental Working Group (EWG) checked 11 bags of pet food and found that all of them contained the substance, including several at extremely high levels.

How will DOE loan out $250B to make dirty energy systems clean?

Read the full story at Canary Media.

A new Biden admin program can help replace coal plants with clean energy, switch gas pipelines to hydrogen, upgrade transmission, and more. Here are the wonky details.

Concerns raised over an energy storage project along the Missouri River

Read the full story at South Dakota Searchlight.

Backers of a multibillion-dollar proposal in rural south-central South Dakota say they have a way to capture and store renewable energy for later use.

The clean energy pitch has drawn criticism and concern from nearby landowners, however, who worry that the project could damage the environment and impact recreational opportunities in south-central South Dakota.