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1.  In defense of darkness  

2022-08-05


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Artificial light is polluting the night sky. What do we stand to lose?

2.  New report quantifies the costs of buying a home that has previously flooded  

2022-08-04


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Buying a property that has a history of flooding can cost you tens of thousands of dollars.

3.  In exchange for climate legislation, Joe Manchin was promised a pipeline. Will he get it?  

2022-08-04


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The agreement might not solve the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s biggest problem: compliance with environmental law.

4.  Humidity, the mosquito, and me  

2022-08-04


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Mosquitoes and I cherish the same thing when it comes to our ideal summer weather: mugginess.

5.  Is the Biden administration fast-tracking a ‘carbon disaster’ in Alaska?  

2022-08-03


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Documents obtained by Grist show that Congressional Democrats' requests for more time to review ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project have been met with silence.

6.  The plan to turn blighted houses into a new source of green power for the grid  

2022-08-03


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A California nonprofit is retrofitting homes to make a "virtual power plant" — and fighting gentrification at the same time.

7.  How climate change is muting nature’s symphony  

2022-08-03


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From warbling loons to chirping toads, rising temperatures threaten some of the Earth’s most iconic sounds.

8.  As West burns, House passes major drought and wildfire resilience package  

2022-08-02


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The legislation would prevent fires, bump pay for firefighters, and protect water resources.

9.  How foraging for edible plants helped me connect with my roots  

2022-08-02


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What started as foraging for mugwort in New York City became a new way to think about migration and belonging.

10.  Saying goodbye to the dangerous, alluring scent of gasoline  

2022-08-01


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Electric vehicle makers are grappling with our olfactory attachment to the fuel.

11.  How a conservative US network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada  

2022-07-30


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Internal documents explain why oil and gas interests would benefit from a key Indigenous declaration being ‘defeated.’

12.  As lawmakers consider climate bill, devastating floods hit central US  

2022-07-29


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Parts of Kentucky and Missouri saw nine inches of rain in just a few hours.

13.  Is accepting the end of humanity the key to climate action? This scholar thinks so.  

2022-07-29


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“This is not another ‘before it’s too late’ book. This is a ‘what if it’s already too late?’ book.”

14.  Biden’s under-the-radar executive moves would make solar cheaper for low-income renters  

2022-07-29


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Before the Manchin news broke, Biden announced a slate of climate measures.

15.  Here’s what’s in the Senate’s $369 billion for climate and energy  

2022-07-29


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The Democrats’ deal with Manchin is a climate landmark that would also boost fossil fuels.

16.  Manchin, Dems reach deal on climate legislation  

2022-07-27


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The bill would devote $369 billion toward tackling “energy security and climate change."

17.  Indigenous leaders say Africa’s conservation plan puts lives at risk  

2022-07-27


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'We cannot co-manage what is under the custody of people who have been destroying it.'

18.  Chicago made its Southeast Side a polluter’s haven, violating civil rights  

2022-07-27


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The city’s decision to relocate a scrapyard to a majority Black and Brown community is part of a pattern of environmental discrimination, according to a federal investigation.

19.  Texas is skirting federal environmental law to push for highway expansion  

2022-07-27


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The state department of transportation says many of its highway projects have “no significant impact.”

20.  Houston investigated for slow 311 response to Black & Hispanic residents  

2022-07-26


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City allegedly addresses illegal dumping complaints by people of color more slowly than those from white residents.

21.  Forest Service announces emergency plan to save giant sequoias  

2022-07-26


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In the past two years, nearly 20 percent of the iconic trees have been destroyed by wildfire.

22.  Study: Tomatoes grown in lead-contaminated soil appear safe to eat  

2022-07-25


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It's good news for tomato lovers, mixed for urban gardeners.

23.  Pennsylvania just lost a key tool to address its abandoned oil well problem  

2022-07-25


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"It’s a green light for the conventional oil and gas industry to continue to do what they’ve done, which is abandon these wells whenever they feel like it."

24.  UK is no longer a cold country and must adapt to heat, say climate scientists  

2022-07-22


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Experts call on U.K. officials to prepare for periods of extreme heat or risk thousands of excess deaths.

25.  Experts to Congress: Restore EPA enforcement staffing and funding for environmental justice  

2022-07-22


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Since 2011, enforcement budget has declined by nearly 30 percent.

26.  Record-breaking heat in Europe spurs dangerous air pollution  

2022-07-21


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Turning up the heat also means turning up the ozone and wildfire smoke.

27.  The search for the source of plastic pollution  

2022-07-21


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Clean up efforts in the Pacific Northwest are directing their attention away from the end life of plastic to focus on the beginning.

28.  Climate change at work  

2022-07-19


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America’s workers are facing increasingly dire conditions.

29.  Australian environmental report finally recognizes Indigenous knowledge  

2022-07-20


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The bleak, national assessment of the environment recommends an Indigenous rights-based approach.

30.  A Native Corporation wants to mine gold on the Kuskokwim River. Alaska Natives say no.  

2022-07-20


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The world’s largest open-pit gold mine could destroy the tundra — and the livelihoods of those who depend on it.

31.  Extreme rainfall will be worse and more frequent than we thought, according to new studies  

2022-07-20


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Researchers say some climate models are underestimating future floods.

32.  Biden calls climate change an ‘emergency,’ but stops short of declaring it  

2022-07-20


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The president unveiled new climate actions that activists say "don’t even scratch the surface of what’s needed."

33.  Europe’s new heat wave is going to be expensive  

2022-07-12


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Both for the people and, potentially, for the planet

34.  Nature is in crisis. A UN report says short-sighted economics is to blame.  

2022-07-12


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A panel of experts calls for different ways to value the natural world.

35.  Toxic algal blooms are driving up water costs in the Great Lakes  

2022-07-12


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In Toledo, Ohio, monitoring and treating algae-contaminated water from Lake Erie costs $100 per family per year.

36.  First climate agreement to center Indigenous voices gains international support  

2022-07-13


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The Escazú Agreement establishes the relationship between human rights and environmental protections. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues urged its member states to adopt it.

37.  What happened to the ‘war on coal’ in West Virginia?  

2022-07-13


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The activism spotlight has left the Coal River Valley. But when the battlefield is your home, you don’t give up the fight.

38.  How transparency can transform corporate sustainability  

2022-07-13


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When it comes to issues like supply-chain traceability, companies like ADM are pioneering a holistic approach to business practices.

39.  Report: US on track to fall ‘significantly short’ of its climate goals  

2022-07-14


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Without new policies, the nation won't even come close to halving emissions by the end of this decade.

40.  European lawmakers declared natural gas ‘green.’ Now they may face lawsuits.  

2022-07-14


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Environmental advocates said they "will not rest" until the decision is overturned in court.

41.  As alarm over plastic grows, Saudis ramp up production in the US  

2022-07-14


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President Biden is in the kingdom this week to strengthen ties. Meanwhile, a U.S.-Saudi joint venture on the Texas coast is pumping out toxic chemicals and greenhouse gases.

42.  Republicans want climate solutions — just not from Biden  

2022-07-14


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Americans broadly support action, a Pew poll shows, but partisanship keeps getting in the way.

43.  Sporadic monitoring in California oil country adds to air pollution concerns  

2022-07-16


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A patchwork of regulations is out of sync with the urgency of the climate crisis, experts say.

44.  California regulators try to salvage system for allowing ‘extreme’ pollution  

2022-07-16


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Residents challenge regulators’ claims that they can’t account for toxic oil and gas emissions in the San Joaquin Valley.

45.  A key US energy efficiency program has a major flaw — and Pennsylvania is trying to fix it  

2022-07-18


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Homes are rejected for efficiency upgrades because they need repairs. Many owners can't afford them.

47.  The Northeast is poised to become a ‘hydrogen hub’  

2022-07-18


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But nobody knows quite what that means yet.

48.  Carbon removal trade group launches with ‘Hippocratic oath’ for the industry  

2022-07-19


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But do its members really have the same interests?

49.  Will a Nile canal project dry up Africa’s largest wetland?  

2022-07-08


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South Sudan is moving ahead with plans for a 240-mile canal to divert water from the White Nile and send it to Egypt. But critics warn the megaproject would desiccate the world’s second largest wetland, impacting its rich wildlife and the rains on which the region depends.

50.  Americans are coming around on electric cars  

2022-07-08


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More than a third said they'd consider buying or leasing an EV.

51.  As natural gas prices soar, coal makes a comeback in Europe  

2022-07-06


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In some markets, the price for natural gas has risen 700%.

52.  Heat pumps can help save the planet. But can they save you money?  

2022-07-06


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Here's what you need to know about switching to a heat pump.

53.  How a 50-year-old PR strategy influenced the Supreme Court’s EPA decision  

2022-07-06


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E. Bruce Harrison developed the "Three Es" in the 1970s. Now the framing is everywhere.

54.  The next climate battle in the courts is over mental health  

2022-07-07


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European lawsuits allege that climate inaction is causing psychological harm — and violating human rights.

55.  A lethal tick-borne disease is spreading in the US, driven by climate change  

2022-07-05


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Experts say it's not time to freak out — yet.

56.  A Hawaii bill would limit solar power. Gov Ige plans to veto it  

2022-07-05


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Controversial legislation would have derailed state's clean energy efforts.

57.  As North Carolina warms, one farm is turning to a tropical crop: Taro  

2022-07-05


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It’s part of a larger effort to make the food system more resilient to climate change — and more delicious.

58.  The Colorado stream case that could revolutionize river access  

2022-07-04


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Who owns the beds of Colorado’s rivers? After years of uncertainty and altercations, a court may soon decide.

59.  Biden proposes more offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska  

2022-07-02


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The administration argues that without major climate policies to cut demand, lease sales will bring “net benefits.”

60.  Five months later, the Ancón oil spill’s effects linger  

2022-06-24


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Out of work and short on cash and food, a fishing community in Peru is simultaneously paralyzed by exhaustion and ready to boil over.

61.  Indigenous Ogiek win ‘landmark’ reparations ruling from African Court  

2022-06-24


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The decision could set a precedent for other Indigenous peoples who have been violently removed from their lands.

62.  Low-cost sensors are helping communities find gaps in air quality data  

2022-06-24


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From Ohio's fracking fields to California's oil refineries, residents are tracking pollution missed by the EPA.

63.  Pollen and heat: A looming challenge for global agriculture  

2022-06-25


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Farmers and scientists are increasingly observing that unusually high springtime temperatures can kill pollen and interfere with the fertilization of crops.

64.  Better late than never: Biden administration unveils new push for offshore wind  

2022-06-27


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The partnership with 11 states could generate enough energy to power 10 million homes.

65.  With ‘real zero,’ NextEra pushes back against deceptive carbon offsets  

2022-06-28


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Environmental advocates praise the plan and note a few flaws.

66.  June heat waves smash records across the globe  

2022-06-28


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It’s not your imagination: This summer is already hotter than normal.

67.  Can virtual reality recreate the overview effect? I took a $50 trip to space to find out.  

2022-06-28


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The view of Earth was awe-inspiring. But my VR headset kept getting in the way.

68.  Extreme heat puts workers in danger. A new report calls for action.  

2022-06-29


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For more than a decade, advocates have pushed OSHA to protect workers from heat-related injuries and death.

69.  What’s wrong with the economy? Climate change, for one.  

2022-06-29


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A new book argues that Corporate America is waking up to climate action. It’s all about the bottom line.

70.  Logging is destroying southern forests — and dividing US environmentalists  

2022-06-29


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More than 150 conservation, environmental, and social justice organizations have accused The Nature Conservancy of "promoting false climate solutions."

71.  Climeworks is building a bigger carbon removal plant — and getting some new competition  

2022-06-29


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The company is learning how to scale with "Mammoth," as new direct air capture startups are following in its footsteps.

72.  Green energy jobs are on the rise as fossil fuel companies lose workers  

2022-06-30


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At least in terms of the job market, 2021 was a good year for renewable energy.

73.  The Supreme Court’s EPA decision could have been much, much worse  

2022-06-30


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The decision will limit — but not prevent — the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

74.  California passes nation’s toughest plastic reduction bill  

2022-07-01


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Experts say the bill could prevent 23 million tons of plastic pollution by 2032.

75.  In New Jersey, Ford faces lawsuit over polluting tribal land  

2022-06-21


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The company is accused of dumping thousands of tons of toxic paint sludge and other pollutants where Ramapough Lenape Nation members live.

76.  Solar is one of the cleanest power sources we’ve got. But it could be even greener.  

2022-06-21


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Some manufacturers are going the extra mile to clean up emissions from a critical material in solar panels' supply chain.

77.  Olúfémi O. Táíwò’s theory of everything  

2022-06-21


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One of America’s most prominent philosophers argues that climate change calls us to rethink world history.

78.  No friend of the coal miner  

2022-06-21


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Workers suffering from black lung disease need Congress to protect them.

79.  Canadians’ $100 billion oil and gas problem  

2022-06-20


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Canadians and investors continue to funnel money into fossil fuel assets that researchers warn will soon become worthless.

81.  Where have all the climate activists gone?  

2022-06-16


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With legislation stalled, a mass protest movement is struggling to find its place.

82.  Smaller reactors may still have a big nuclear waste problem  

2022-06-15


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A new generation of reactors promises a nuclear energy renaissance, but critics say the U.S. needs to figure out what to do about its radioactive garbage.

83.  ‘Fortress conservation’ violently displaces Indigenous people  

2022-06-15


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In Tanzania, attacks on the Maasai are the latest in a global pattern of violence highlighted by a new report.

84.  Historic floods hammer Yellowstone, shuttering park and stranding residents  

2022-06-15


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A combination of heavy rain and rapid snowmelt has pushed rivers in the region to their highest recorded levels.

86.  Bringing the farm to the people  

2022-06-14


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A fleet of high-tech container farms is delivering locally-grown food security to communities from Alaska to Egypt.

87.  The world’s climate plans overlook people with disabilities  

2022-06-13


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The failure to consider their needs can be a matter of life and death.

88.  Across the Midwest, an ‘unlikely alliance’ forms to stop carbon pipelines  

2022-06-13


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Farmers, tribes, and environmentalists have rallied against the potential use of eminent domain to build the Midwest Carbon Express.

89.  Summer has transformed into ‘danger season,’ scientists warn  

2022-06-13


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Hurricanes, heat, fires, smoke, drought: Is it time to stop sugar-coating summer?

90.  Nearly half of Amazon shareholders agree: Time to cut back on plastic packaging  

2022-06-14


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They're part of a growing movement calling for greater plastic reductions.

91.  Car tires produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show  

2022-06-10


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In part because of the increasing weight of cars, toxic particles from tires are almost 2,000 times worse than from exhausts.

92.  Liquefied natural gas business is booming. But at what cost to the climate?  

2022-06-10


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Twenty-five projects currently underway could end up emitting as much as 20 coal-fired power plants.

93.  A push for public power stalled in New York, but activists say they’re just getting started  

2022-06-10


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Advocates say the New York Power Authority is a "sleeping giant" in the energy transition.

94.  Puerto Ricans are powering their own rooftop solar boom  

2022-06-11


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Residents and shop owners are installing solar-plus-battery systems in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Will the government get on board?

95.  Aviation can meet Paris targets — if it makes massive changes  

2022-06-09


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Sustainable fuels and increased efficiency could put the industry on track for limiting warming to 1.75 degrees Celsius.

96.  Interior Department to phase out single-use plastics on all public lands  

2022-06-09


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Agencies including the National Park Service will have until 2032 to eliminate them.

97.  Three open questions about Biden’s new environmental justice tool  

2022-06-09


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More than 2,000 public comments raise concerns that racial justice and cumulative burdens are being overlooked.

98.  Companies are reporting cleaner electricity. Researchers say it’s a mirage.  

2022-06-09


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A new study shows that companies are increasingly relying on dubious renewable energy certificates to meet climate targets.

99.  Your new neighbor flooded your yard. What now?  

2022-06-08


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The thing is, he's a beaver.

100.  Is there a moral obligation to disclose that your house has flooded?  

2022-06-08


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Home sellers have the power to make neighborhoods more flood-resilient. But it’ll cost them.

101.  How 60-year-old weather data is flooding Texas with pollution  

2022-06-08


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“Texas’ petrochemical industry is unprepared for severe rainfall because our laws and regulations have not kept pace with our new climate reality.”

102.  Coastal cities are already sinking  

2022-06-07


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New satellite data shows that in many coastal cities around the world, land is subsiding even faster than sea level is rising.

103.  Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four countries. Here’s why.  

2022-06-07


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Advocates say the move will accelerate the clean energy transition and benefit national security.

104.  Meet the group lobbying against climate regulations — using your utility bill  

2022-06-07


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The federal government is considering a rule change that would make it harder for utility companies to recover trade association dues.

105.  Brands have a role in global regeneration. But first they must rethink everything.  

2022-06-07


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A new report from BBMG and GlobeScan outlines five principles for brand leadership in an era of shifting paradigms.

106.  Extreme weather is making mining waste a major problem  

2022-06-02


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New report calls for revamped safety standards as companies race to meet demand for clean energy minerals.

107.  A Texas county wants to punish polluters. The state won’t let it.  

2022-06-02


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Residents of eastern Harris County have grown tired of almost-daily chemical leaks and the occasional catastrophe. A new generation of county officials is trying to help them, even as state leaders undercut their authority and restrict voting access.

108.  In Tanzania, carbon offsets preserve forests and a way of life  

2022-06-03


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Carbon offsets have been criticized for failing to provide carbon savings and ignoring the needs of local communities. But in Tanzania, hunter-gatherer tribes are earning a good return for their carbon credits and protecting their forests from poachers and encroaching agriculture.

109.  Is Nebraska building a $500 million ‘canal to nowhere’ just to own the libs?  

2022-06-03


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Nebraska Republicans say a new canal will keep their water from being pilfered by Colorado. Water experts say it won't really do anything.

110.  The emptiness of Republicans’ new climate strategy  

2022-06-03


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The plan is heavy on fossil fuels, light on detail.

111.  When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go  

2022-06-04


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How last year’s record-breaking heat wave caused misery and chaos for Washington’s incarcerated population — and why it’s set to happen all over again.

112.  Feedback loops: How the ‘greening’ of the Alps could lead to more warming  

2022-06-06


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Climate change can manifest as more than snow cover loss, a new study finds.

113.  A Pacific hurricane may kick off yet another hectic Atlantic hurricane season  

2022-06-01


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NOAA is forecasting “above-average” hurricane activity in the Atlantic for the seventh year straight.

114.  Democrats and the endless pursuit of climate legislation  

2022-06-01


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Amid overlapping crises, has Congress missed its moment to act?

115.  Report: California hydropower could be cut in half this summer  

2022-05-31


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A third year of drought spells less hydropower, more natural gas, and higher electricity prices.

116.  As private weather forecasting takes off, who is left behind?  

2022-05-31


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As climate change intensifies extreme weather, cities and companies are paying for private forecasting. But what about the places that can't afford it?

117.  The ugly produce industry faces an ugly question. Now it’s trying to solve it.  

2022-05-31


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How do you really know those veggies would have gone to waste?

118.  An industry built on a fallacy of carbon neutrality  

2022-05-31


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The “renewable” industry creates major emissions, destroys forests, and causes health and safety issues in low-resource communities.

119.  ‘Everyone loses’: California’s Sacramento Valley struggles to survive unprecedented water cuts  

2022-05-28


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Protected for decades by their water rights, grower are suffering for the first time during this record-breaking drought. Wildlife refuges are struggling, too.

120.  Shell consultant quits, accusing firm of ‘extreme harms’ to environment  

2022-05-30


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Caroline Dennett tells staff in video she made decision because of ‘double-talk on climate.’

121.  From the North Pole to the Amazon: 4 new documentaries, reviewed  

2022-05-27


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At the Mountainfilm Festival, docs explore melting ice and disappearing forest, but could go deeper.

122.  2 new bills aim to reduce plastic pollution in New York state  

2022-05-26


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The proposed legislation includes the "strongest in the nation" push to reduce single-use plastic packaging.

123.  The war in Ukraine may ramp up pollution in US oil and gas communities  

2022-05-26


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People who live near fracking wells and liquified natural gas terminals are pushing back.

124.  A new coalition is placing a big bet on carbon removal technology  

2022-05-27


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Companies, nonprofits, foundations, and universities are coming together to promote "direct air capture," or sucking CO2 from the air. But not everyone thinks it is a good idea.

125.  Yes, you can save lives by planting trees, a new study says  

2022-05-27


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Increasing urban greenery could save lives of tens of thousands of older adults, researchers found.

126.  New study: Climate change will spread toxic mold to Midwest corn  

2022-05-25


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Aflatoxin, a chemical produced by infectious mold, could be coming to the Corn Belt.

127.  Indigenous Maasai in Tanzania face resettlement sites with ‘critical flaws’  

2022-05-25


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Up against eviction for ‘conservation,’ a new report alleges Tanzania is breaking its promises to the Maasai.

128.  A ‘Warehouse’ By Any Other Name  

2022-05-25


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How outdated zoning codes are fueling the sprawl of e-commerce warehouses.

129.  Western courts grapple with climate change  

2022-05-24


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The Western U.S. is a hotspot for young plaintiffs arguing climate change-inducing policies are at odds with state constitutions.

130.  The mental block preventing people from buying electric vehicles  

2022-05-24


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A new study found people greatly underestimate how many of their daily tasks an EV could support.

131.  Idaho’s ‘wind rush’ meets opposition outside a WWII prison camp  

2022-05-23


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Friends of Minidoka say the Lava Ridge wind farm’s 400 turbines would disrespect a sacred memorial.

132.  In Minnesota, the PolyMet mine pits renewable energy needs against tribes and the EPA  

2022-05-20


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The PolyMet Mining Corporation has been locked in a battle to open Minnesota’s first copper-sulfide mine for over 17 years.

133.  Study: Warming temperatures are eroding our ability to sleep  

2022-05-20


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Climate change is keeping us up at night in more ways than one.

134.  Summer forecast: Extreme heat with a chance of rolling blackouts  

2022-05-20


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NOAA expects unusually hot temperatures across all 50 states.

135.  ‘We can’t eat a new road’: Fears over the true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza in Guyana  

2022-05-21


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A multibillion-dollar deal promising to be an economic boon for Guyana may be false dawn with dire impact on climate, warn campaigners.

136.  Pennsylvania might really send an anti-fracking advocate to Congress  

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Summer Lee made environmental justice and a green transition a central part of her campaign.

137.  Pacific Island nations want more renewable power. Climate financing may help.  

2022-05-19


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Maui-based Mana Pacific is helping to give Pacific nations greater access to renewable energy infrastructure through collective buying power and resource sharing.

138.  What if apartment listings had to include energy-efficiency scores?  

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How energy disclosure could help lower renters' utility bills and tackle climate change.

139.  Report: Pollution is connected to 9 million deaths worldwide each year  

2022-05-18


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World governments have made "strikingly little effort" to solve the problem.

140.  Europe has a plan to get off Russian gas. Energy experts say it is not enough.  

2022-05-19


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The strategy "fails to disrupt our fossil gas habits."

141.  NYC wants more rooftop solar. Its fire code is getting in the way.  

2022-05-19


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Public safety vs. climate action: The battle over the Big Apple's rules for buildings.

142.  How ‘USA-first’ failed the solar industry  

2022-05-19


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Solar tariffs were supposed to save the U.S. solar industry. They slowed it down instead.

143.  Is California giving its methane digesters too much credit?  

2022-05-19


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“California is treating factory farm gas systems at dairy farms like they are devices that suck carbon from the air.”

144.  Report: Europe’s chicken supply chain has a human rights problem  

2022-05-17


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Cheap poultry for markets, restaurants and pets comes at the expense of Indigenous peoples in Brazil.

145.  Although the data is thin, advocates say robotics and AI will soon revolutionize agriculture  

2022-05-16


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Because most of the systems aren’t yet on the market, there’s precious little real-world data proving they work.

146.  North Carolina house that collapsed into the sea is a warning for millions of Americans  

2022-05-16


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States and the federal government can do more to protect homebuyers, like reforming flood disclosure laws.

147.  Using a board game to plan for a changing planet  

2022-05-14


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For one Māori community, a board game sparked serious discussions about flood risk.

148.  Ohio residents fight to get radioactive oil and gas waste off their roads  

2022-05-13


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At least 13 states allow drilling waste to be used for road de-icing, dust suppression, and maintenance.

149.  Biden calls off oil and gas leases in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico — but not for the climate  

2022-05-13


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Despite urgent need to halt new development, the Interior Department cites a 'lack of industry interest.'

150.  How debt cancellation could help poor countries prepare for climate change  

2022-05-13


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A new report calls on rich countries to provide immediate relief.

151.  California regulators reject governor’s pitch for carbon neutrality by 2035  

2022-05-12


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A draft plan says it could be done by 2045, but only with the help of significant carbon capture projects.

152.  What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots  

2022-05-12


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Communities near polluting sites tend to be disproportionately lower income and people of color — populations that are more likely to need abortion care in the first place.

153.  A New York power line divided environmentalists. Here’s what it says about the larger climate fight.  

2022-05-11


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States waited too long to decarbonize, and now they have to make tough choices.

154.  Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Grist: 2021  

2022-05-10


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Reporting back on our commitments.

155.  Filipino inquiry says polluters are liable for human rights violations  

2022-05-10


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The Philippines lays out a plan for addressing climate change — and holding the biggest polluters accountable.

156.  The secrets to passing climate legislation — even in red states  

2022-05-10


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These Republican states are passing clean energy bills in the name of freedom and economics.

157.  The plan to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice at the UN  

2022-05-09


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At the close of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, leaders call for 'enhanced participation' at the international level.

158.  Environmental justice law in New York could prevent new pollution in hard-hit neighborhoods  

2022-05-09


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The state joins New Jersey in passing toughest legislation in country.

159.  Heat pumps do work in the cold — Americans just don’t know it yet  

2022-05-09


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These heating/cooling systems have been called the "most overlooked climate solution." Now they can work in temperatures far below freezing.

160.  A new Office of Environmental Justice is announced  

2022-05-06


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New Justice Dept. office will take on polluters in hard-hit communities

161.  The US only recycled about 5% of plastic waste last year  

2022-05-04


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A new report highlights recycling's failure to keep up with growing volumes of plastic trash.

162.  Indigenous climate migrants face unique challenges — with too few resources  

2022-05-05


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Advocates call on countries like Mexico to employ Indigenous staff at consulates.

163.  Chevron joins first-of-its-kind Gulf Coast carbon sequestration project  

2022-05-05


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The Texas project will be the first to bury carbon offshore in the U.S.

164.  Tech companies are spending big to suck carbon from the atmosphere. Should the government, too?  

2022-05-05


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State and federal lawmakers pitch spending billions to scale up a nascent industry with an uncertain business model.

165.  Indigenous Endorois fight for their land and rights at UN  

2022-05-04


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Conservation efforts in Kenya displaced hundreds of Indigenous people. Can there be justice for stolen lands and culture?

166.  Twice Burned  

2022-05-04


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How the U.S. military’s toxic burn pits are poisoning Americans — overseas and at home

167.  Indigenous Taíno of Puerto Rico take their fight for visibility and rights to the UN  

2022-05-02


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Without US representation, the Taíno advocate for environmental justice and cultural preservation internationally.

168.  Ending the sale of gas cars by 2030 was a radical idea. What changed?  

2022-05-02


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7 factors driving the switch to electric vehicles.

169.  Why rural communities struggle to bring in much-needed federal grants  

2022-05-03


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A new analysis suggests that over half of communities in the West lack the capacity to take advantage of infrastructure bill funding. Now what?

170.  Companies can soon start paying the Bahamas to store carbon in the ocean  

2022-05-03


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One of the world's first government-run underwater carbon offset programs is coming to the Caribbean.

171.  Indigenous women call for financial institutions to stop investing in extraction  

2022-04-29


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Engagement isn't an option; we must divest from these industries, they say.

172.  California opens investigation into ‘decades-long plastics deception campaign’  

2022-04-29


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The state's attorney general argues fossil fuel companies have long known recycling is a "myth."

173.  Biofuels are getting a second look — and some tough questions  

2022-04-29


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Bioethanol has been touted as a green way to cut reliance on Russian oil. But new modeling suggests it isn't the climate solution we'd hoped for.

174.  Apple just launched its first self-repair program. Other tech companies are about to follow.  

2022-04-29


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Under pressure from shareholders, Big Tech is finally making device repair easier.

175.  FPIC is essential to Indigenous rights. What is it and why isn’t it followed?  

2022-04-27


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Free, prior, and informed consent is the gold standard of Indigenous rights, but Indigenous leaders say it’s rarely enforced.

176.  UN report: People have wrecked 40% of all the land on Earth  

2022-04-27


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A warning that the damage done to the land threatens many species, including our own.

177.  How Abercrombie & Fitch used the outdoors to sell clothes  

2022-04-27


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The 'White Hot' retailer helped shape the notion that 'to get back to nature, Americans needed to go shopping first.'

178.  Batteries are getting cheap. So why aren’t electric vehicles?  

2022-04-27


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In 2015, the average price paid for an EV was around $36,000. Now, it's over $63,000.

179.  What Macron’s reelection means for climate action in France  

2022-04-26


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In his campaign, Emmanuel Macron vowed to turn France into a "great environmental nation.” As president, he still has a lot to prove.

180.  First all-electric heating mandate for buildings passes in Washington state  

2022-04-26


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Under a new energy code, most new commercial and large multifamily buildings will have to install heat pumps.

181.  New Jersey could be opening new front in war for clean water  

2022-04-25


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Civil suit against legacy polluters aims to help frontline community with groundwater contamination.

182.  Indigenous leaders convene at UN to push for human rights protections  

2022-04-25


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The international forum provides an opportunity for communities from across the globe to meet. Here's what's on the table.

183.  Biden promised no new drilling on public lands. Here’s why he broke that promise.  

2022-04-22


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The fossil-fuel expansion could help pass climate legislation down the line -- or lock in more emissions.

184.  European electric car makers have a Russian nickel problem  

2022-04-22


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Europe may need Russian nickel to meet its climate goals — and Indigenous activists may need Europe to hold a Russian mining giant to account.

185.  Biden signs Earth Day executive order to protect old-growth forests  

2022-04-22


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The order contains vague language around logging, disappointing some environmentalists calling for a ban on the practice on federal lands.

186.  Amid hopes and fears, a plastics boom in Appalachia is on hold  

2022-04-23


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The Ohio River Valley is wrestling with whether to tie its fortunes to another toxic, boom-and-bust industry.

187.  The cost of toxic products? Just $1  

2022-04-21


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A new report finds your dollar store savings may come with a big health cost.

188.  LA County bans throwaway dishes and cutlery  

2022-04-21


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A new ordinance will require thousands of restaurants to use compostables or recyclables by 2023.

189.  These 9 cities are leading the nation’s solar surge  

2022-04-21


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Together, they're generating more solar power than the entire country did a decade ago.

190.  How a Nebraska ethanol plant turned seeds into toxic waste  

2022-04-21


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State regulators shuttered the AltEn plant in 2021 after years of environmental violations. Residents are just beginning to grapple with its toxic legacy.

191.  Renewables are growing — but a backlog of projects is holding up a greener grid  

2022-04-20


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Wait times to connect to the grid are going up, and more projects are dropping out in the process.

192.  FEMA’s new flood insurance system is sinking waterfront homeowners. That might be the point.  

2022-04-20


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Premiums are ballooning in states like Florida and Louisiana — and adaptation measures won't bring costs back down.

193.  A circular economy for smartphones and laptops  

2022-04-19


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How a newly rebranded company is helping the environment by repurposing used electronic devices like smartphones and laptops.

194.  Biden: Federal agencies must consider climate impacts of infrastructure projects  

2022-04-19


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The changes to the National Environmental Policy Act reverse Trump-era rollbacks, impacting projects from roads to railways to pipelines.

195.  Cows, coal, and climate change: A Q&A with the new BLM director  

2022-04-19


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Tracy Stone-Manning discusses how the federal agency sees conservation, the climate crisis, and the Indigenous history of public lands.

196.  Amid illegal Amazon gold mining, Indigenous land defenders get reinforcements  

2022-04-19


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Experts say the mines lead to murder, deforestation, pollution, and other crimes against Indigenous people in Brazil.

197.  Can the EPA actually make school buses greener?  

2022-04-18


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Electric school buses could greatly reduce students’ exposure to diesel emissions.

198.  How rights of nature and wild rice could stop a pipeline  

2022-04-18


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Meet the Ojibwe attorney fighting a Line 3 expansion that threatens Indigenous rights and the environment

199.  Rich countries are illegally exporting plastic trash to poor countries, data suggests  

2022-04-15


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A watchdog group alleges "rampant" violations of international law.

200.  They derailed climate action for a decade. And bragged about it.  

2022-04-15


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New research sheds light on the Global Climate Coalition’s efforts to block legislation.

201.  Inside Just Stop Oil, the youth climate group blocking UK refineries  

2022-04-11


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A band of 20-year-olds have made headlines disrupting football games, the Baftas, and now oil facilities across the UK. But what do they want?

202.  As utility-scale renewables expand, some Midwest farmers are pushing back  

2022-04-11


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Rural communities are concerned about losing agricultural land in a region long-defined by its farming roots.

203.  Indigenous people are being killed to ‘protect’ a Congolese park  

2022-04-11


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A new report reveals how U.S. agencies and conservation organizations have supported the violence.

204.  Sierra snowpack worsens, falls to lowest level in 7 years  

2022-04-12


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Sierra snowpack — which provides a third of California's water supply — is at 38 percent of where it usually is this time of year.

205.  EPA to investigate racial discrimination in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’  

2022-04-12


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Complaints allege that industrial facilities have discharged “excessive levels” of carcinogenic chemicals in a majority-Black community.

206.  Historically redlined neighborhoods have twice the number of oil and gas wells  

2022-04-13


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A new study reveals the link between structural racism and pollution.

207.  How a town tethered to coral learned to save its reef — and itself  

2022-04-13


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If the coral were to disappear, it wouldn’t be long before Brazil's Porto de Galinhas would fade away too.

208.  Is your electric utility blocking climate action?  

2022-04-14


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According to a new report, the chances are high.

209.  Study: Global warming will stay below 2 degrees C — if countries actually keep their promises  

2022-04-14


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But 1.5 degrees, the world’s most ambitious goal, still looks out of reach.

210.  Why high gas prices aren’t necessarily good for the climate  

2022-04-14


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Price spikes alone don't change our driving habits — but an increase in the gas tax might.

211.  5 years after Hurricane Harvey, many in Houston are still waiting for help  

2022-04-14


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Texas turned disaster aid for Harvey into a competition. Guess who’s losing out?

212.  Renewable energy can also boost the economy  

2022-04-07


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Beyond the environmental impacts, a clean energy transition can provide financial and health benefits too.

213.  Methane emissions soar to highest level ever recorded  

2022-04-07


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Uncontrolled gas leaks and flaring are pushing the planet toward catastrophe.

214.  Scientists identify the missing ingredient for climate action: Political will  

2022-04-08


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The IPCC's latest report finally recognizes the social barriers to climate action.

216.  A California water board assured the public that oil wastewater is safe for irrigation. Experts say evidence is flimsy.  

2022-04-09


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Studies in Kern County, performed by oil industry consultants, cannot answer fundamental safety questions about irrigating crops with “produced water,” the board’s own panel of experts conceded.

217.  Land defenders face violence and repression. Clean energy could make it worse.  

2022-04-06


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Human rights advocates faced hundreds of attacks last year. Opposition to mining was most dangerous.

218.  The deadly acid refineries are reluctant to quit  

2022-04-06


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Hydrofluoric acid can form a deadly cloud of gas that can travel for miles.

219.  The little-known open-source community behind the government’s new environmental justice tool  

2022-04-06


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Inside the White House’s unpublicized experiment in open governance.

220.  Texas pledged access for non-English speakers to environmental documents and meetings. The rollout has been riddled with issues.  

2022-04-07


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Environmental regulators are "trying to do the bare minimum by throwing something through Google Translate,” one advocate said.

221.  As Russia attacks Ukraine, experts weigh European ‘renaissance’ for nuclear energy  

2022-04-07


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Could nuclear power help break Europe's dependency on Russian gas?

222.  True costs: How the oil industry cast climate policy as an economic burden  

2022-04-07


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For 30 years, the debate has largely ignored the soaring costs of inaction.

223.  The country’s largest potash mine is coming to Michigan. Here’s why locals are worried.  

2022-04-05


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The war in Ukraine has the U.S. looking for fertilizer at home. But at what cost?

224.  California offers $100 million for tribes to buy back their land. It won’t go far.  

2022-04-05


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“Let’s face it, this is California: $100 million goes nowhere.”

225.  Rappahannock Tribe gets 465 acres of land back on the Chesapeake Bay  

2022-04-04


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The return of the land is "a historic victory for conservation and racial justice."

226.  How the US government left Lake Charles in limbo after Hurricanes Laura and Delta  

2022-04-04


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The Louisiana city’s stalled hurricane recovery reveals the limits of federal disaster policy.

227.  ‘We are at a crossroads’: New IPCC report says it’s fossil fuels or our future  

2022-04-04


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Climate panel calls for "rapid and deep" transition away from fossil fuels.

228.  After decades of missed targets, Canada finally has a climate roadmap  

2022-03-31


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The 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan sets a path to decarbonize transportation, the oil and gas sector, and more.

230.  Deaths have spiked in this polluted port community. COVID is only part of the story.  

2022-03-31


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Wilmington, California, has experienced hundreds more deaths than it does on average. Power, pollution, and poverty all play a role.

231.  Underwater permafrost is a big, gassy wild card for the climate  

2022-04-01


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You’ve probably heard of permafrost, the frozen carbon-rich land. But it’s also thawing under the sea, burping up planet-warming gases.