Big Oil wants to dump more was...

Jan 22, 2020 by

For more than six months, twin brothers Ronald and Donald Schweitzer have watched large amounts of salty wastewater bubble up from the ground in their wheat field. The “saltwater purge” has killed three trees and several acres of crops on their northwest Oklahoma farm.

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The Freshwater Giants Are Dyin...

Jan 22, 2020 by

Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna.” But many species may yet be saved.

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From Big Money to Big Tech, ho...

Jan 21, 2020 by

For the first time in the history of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, severe threats to the climate account for all five of the top spots for most likely long-term risks.

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France begins radical plan to ...

Jan 21, 2020 by

The French government has set a goal of eliminating all single-use plastics by 2040. Phase one has begun.

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Secretary Perdue and the Trump...

Jan 21, 2020 by

In the latest assault on science and the nation’s health and safety, the Trump administration recently proposed a rule that would upend the way federal agencies work to assess and minimize the harm their actions can do to the environment we all depend upon.

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The plan to protect the Chesap...

Jan 21, 2020 by

In early January, members of the Chesapeake Bay Commission sat in a gray conference room in Annapolis, Maryland, for a routine meeting.

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China bans single-use plastics

Jan 20, 2020 by

Over the next five years, it plans to eliminate shopping bags, straws, takeout food containers, and more.

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Big Pharma Is Literally Poison...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Big Pharma spends a small fortune every year buying politicians to make sure we can’t import prescription drugs from Canada, but they’re more than happy to sell us contaminated medications from countries with weak manufacturing controls and exploitable labor that ensure high profit margins.

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What we could do with a $5 car...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Like it or not, the world will be flying more in the decades ahead—and flights are for many in the developed world the largest part of an individual’s (and often a business’s) carbon footprint.

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Lead poisoning hits low-income...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Children from low-income families may be more susceptible to toxic environmental hazards such as lead exposure

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Court Quashes Youth Climate Ch...

Jan 20, 2020 by

A federal appeals court has thrown out the landmark climate change lawsuit brought on behalf of young people against the federal government

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Bricks Alive! Scientists Creat...

Jan 16, 2020 by

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.

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Why do we still have paper rec...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Each year, the US uses over 3 million trees and 9 billion gallons of water to make toxin-tainted paper receipts.

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Constitutional lawyer Laurence...

Jan 16, 2020 by

In recent days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has floated the idea that the Senate might vote to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump without ever holding a trial.

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THE WAR ON THE WAR ON CANCER

Jan 14, 2020 by

Trump’s Gutting of Toxics Regulations Will Mean Higher Profits for Polluters and Higher Cancer Rates for the American People

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Ashes to Ashes

Jan 14, 2020 by

A Georgia town welcomed America’s largest coal plant. Now, residents worry it’s contaminating their water.

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Why Is Air Pollution So Harmfu...

Jan 14, 2020 by

It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution.

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Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dep...

Jan 13, 2020 by

DOJ attorneys describe working with industry lawyers as a ‘team,’ raising questions about whether government was representing the American people.

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‘Green is good.’ I...

Jan 13, 2020 by

If you have gone to Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s internet home page since mid-December, it would be reasonable to wonder if you had stumbled into some kind of parallel universe.

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The move is the latest Trump a...

Jan 13, 2020 by

EPA to ease rules on power plants storing deadly coal ash

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Effortless Environmentalism

Jan 13, 2020 by

Here are some easy ways to live more gently on the earth. The key word here is “easy.”

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The History of Home Energy Use...

Jan 13, 2020 by

From firewood to solar-powered electricity, the resources we use to power our homes have drastically changed over the past 150 years and continue to evolve today.

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Noam Chomsky: America Has Buil...

Jan 10, 2020 by

It is nearly impossible to live in today’s world without having come across mention of the legendary Noam Chomsky.

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This small German town took ba...

Jan 10, 2020 by

The case for ambitious and transformative environmental policy is being made with increasing fervor and a series of “Green New Deals”—a reference to Roosevelt’s economic reform program in the 1930s—

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The Plastics Giant and the Mak...

Jan 9, 2020 by

On the evening of January 6, Louisiana state regulators issued 15 key permits to the Taiwanese petrochemical corporation Formosa for its $9.4 billion plastics manufacturing complex proposed for the historically black area of St. James Parish.

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Trump Moves to Exempt Big Proj...

Jan 9, 2020 by

The White House on Thursday introduced major changes to the nation’s benchmark environmental protection law, moving to ease approval of major energy and infrastructure projects without detailed environmental assessment or consideration of climate change.

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Moving Bureau of Land Manageme...

Jan 8, 2020 by

The Trump administration has pursued many controversial goals in managing U.S. public lands, including shrinking national monuments and cutting back protection for threatened species. Its latest disruptive move targets the government employees who oversee these resources.

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Opinion: The Amazon Lost 24,00...

Jan 8, 2020 by

The dizzying loss of forest land in the Amazon is the Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Decade.

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In Australia’s Burning F...

Jan 8, 2020 by

‘Nobody saw it coming this soon,’ one scientist said. ‘It’s likely the forests won’t be coming back as we know them.’

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The climate policy milestone t...

Jan 8, 2020 by

When President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending package in December to keep the government funded through 2020, there was a climate policy milestone buried in the budget. For the first time ever, the government allocated funding for a federal agency to conduct geoengineering research.

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