Peter Dykstra

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Some parting thoughts from Peter Dykstra

Some good news — and a goodbye from our favorite columnist.

I’ve been giving some year-end thought to some of the undeniably bright signs amid the relentlessly gloomy news.
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Colorado’s wildfire risk is so high some homeowners can’t get insured. The state may create last-resort coverage.
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Colorado’s wildfire risk is so high some homeowners can’t get insured. The state may create last-resort coverage.

Some Colorado homeowners are telling state regulators and lawmakers that they can’t secure coverage for their homes because of rising wildfire risk
Snapshots, hotshots and moonshots: Images of climate change in 2022
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Snapshots, hotshots and moonshots: Images of climate change in 2022

Climate change and an environment in peril were visible in many of 2022’s defining moments: record-smashing heat waves in Europe and South Asia, droughts pushing the fragile global food system to its limit and energy and food markets shaken by war in Ukraine.  Climate change also left its fingerprints on stories that didn’t make the […]
Greta Thunberg ends year with one of the greatest tweets in history
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Greta Thunberg ends year with one of the greatest tweets in history

Thunberg’s funny exchange is a reminder of the connection between machismo, misogyny and hostility to climate action
Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas
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Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas

A federal utility’s decision to resort to rolling blackouts after coal and natural gas units went offline during dangerously cold conditions has intensified questions about the Tennessee Valley Authority’s recent decision to double down on fossil fuels
Photos, then and now: Revisiting the Marshall fire’s devastation one year later, as communities rebuild
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Photos, then and now: Revisiting the Marshall fire’s devastation one year later, as communities rebuild

Recently I returned to some of the neighborhoods where I documented the Marshall fire's devastation a year ago. Here are photos of those places then and now.
Republicans prepare to challenge Democrats' climate change efforts in the House.
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Republicans prepare to challenge Democrats' climate change efforts in the House.

Republicans promise more oversight of billions of dollars meant to address climate change as they prepare to take control of the House. Climate advocates say the U.S. can still meet ambitious goals.
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