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Rachel Koning Beals


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

Biden approves Willow oil-drilling permit in Alaska — it's a 'carbon bomb,' says one group

Approval for new oil drilling in Alaska for ConocoPhillips, although with conditions, is one of President Biden’s most consequential climate choices to date. → Read More

No gas-stove ban, says safety group pushing more health testing

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which sparked a gas-stove outrage earlier, says it has no regulations or bans in the works. It does want more testing. → Read More

CO2 emissions hit a record in 2022 as air travel roared back to life

More travelers flew and more countries returned to coal last year, driving CO2 emissions to a record high, the International Energy Agency says. → Read More

Americans baffled by 'climate law' and tax breaks. Al Gore wants to teach them.

Al Gore's Climate Reality Project will be leading online training aimed at helping people take advantage of the clean-energy provisions of the IRA. → Read More

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is the largest investor in these 8 stocks

Warren Buffett's earnings-linked letter to shareholders details dominant stakes in AmEx, BofA, two oil giants and more. → Read More

Energy group blasts Big Oil for not paying 3% of record profits for methane cuts

Reducing methane — more potent, but shorter lasting than CO2 — is a favored climate-change initiative. But the energy industry is moving too slowly, IEA says. → Read More

It's Pączki day — ask for these sinful Fat Tuesday pastries by name

On Fat Tuesday, pronunciation of these jelly- or creme-filled pastries is ‘POONCH-key.’ In New Orleans, prep for Lent includes a king cake. → Read More

Ohio train derailment's chemical contamination: Your questions answered

East Palestine, Ohio, and the rest of the U.S. have questions: Is a contaminated Ohio River carrying chemicals elsewhere, as social media theories suggest? Are animals dying? What is the EPA saying? Can this happen anywhere? → Read More

Biden team says Tesla will open part of charging network to competitors

Biden efforts to guarantee at least 500,000 electric-vehicle chargers across the U.S. got a boost with confirmation Tesla will start to open its network. → Read More

Packaged cookies are tied to Indonesia's rainforest. Why one group wants action.

The Rainforest Action Network wants Procter & Gamble and Mondelēz to push back against Indonesian palm oil and timber giant Harita. → Read More

Super Bowl EV ads drove online searches, but electric-car inventory remains low

Cars.com says manufacturers see a boost in electric-vehicle searches tied to Super Bowl ads, but risk hurting their reputation with few models available. And Tesla? No ads, same search boost. → Read More

Super-Sick Monday? 1 in 5 Super Bowl viewers expected to miss work the next day

A record-setting 18.8 million Americans are expected to miss work the day after the Chiefs-Eagles Super Bowl matchup, according to this human resources tracker → Read More

Super Bowl ads aren't just expensive, they've got a costly carbon footprint

Here's how many times you could fly from Philadelphia to Kansas City, and still not pollute as much as the televised and digital ads linked to the Super Bowl. → Read More

Guess how much a diamond Hermès Birkin fetched at Sotheby's mega handbag auction

The first offering of Hong Kong billionaire, and fugitive, Joseph Lau’s ‘visionary collection’ is the largest single-owner handbag sale in the Asian market, Sotheby’s says. And there’s more to come. → Read More

Amazon-backed Hippo Harvest taps robot farmers to grow 'greener' leafy greens

Amazon-backed Hippo Harvest says it can slash the water needed to grow lettuce by more than 90% and use only precisely placed fertilizer with no risky runoff. → Read More

Clean-energy investing tops $1 trillion, set to beat money backing oil and gas

Investment in clean-energy technologies is on the brink of overtaking fossil-fuel spending, and won’t look back, say researchers at BloombergNEF. → Read More

Amazon: Record 'clean' energy buying sets a course for 100% renewables by 2025

Delivery giant Amazon.com invested in enough renewable energy in late 2022 to operate on 100% clean energy as soon as 2025, the company said. → Read More

Execs stick to climate goals for now, but a weak economy could change that

Executives are worried about economic headwinds, but these concerns aren't yet strong enough to knock them off sustainability goals, a Honeywell survey shows. → Read More

Here's why a record-setting lack of snow in New York City is pretty chilling

Two of the longest snowless periods have happened in recent memory, conditions tied to La Niña and climate change. And while it may feel nice now, there are implications. → Read More

Want a rebate to electrify your home or go solar? There's good news and bad news

Consumer rebates for home electrification are official as of Jan. 1, but several incentives won't be available until the end of 2023 or early 2024. → Read More