The real outrage of the Afghan...

Dec 15, 2019 by

[Translate] On Monday, December 9, The Washington Post released a confidential trove of 2,000 pages of government documents that...

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New York City law aims to slas...

Dec 13, 2019 by

Many large apartment buildings need retrofits to boost their efficiency.

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‘Organic’ label doesn’t guaran...

Dec 13, 2019 by

This holiday season, Americans will buy some 20 million turkeys and 300 million pounds of ham.

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At COP25, indigenous groups ar...

Dec 13, 2019 by

Global leaders and delegates from all manner of public and private organizations have spent the last two weeks gathered in the halls and chambers of the Feria de Madrid conference center for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, discussing solutions for our overheating planet.

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Move Over, Peak Oil. Scientist...

Dec 12, 2019 by

“If the livestock sector were to continue with business as usual,” experts warn, “this sector alone would account for 49% of the emissions budget for 1.5°C by 2030.”

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These Cities Want to Ban Natur...

Dec 12, 2019 by

Cambridge, Massachusetts, got a surprise warning as it considered a natural gas ban to reduce its climate impact, but that might not stop the city or its neighbors.

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‘Dark Waters’ tells the origin...

Dec 12, 2019 by

About a third of the way into the film Dark Waters, Rob Bilott, played by Mark Ruffalo, is lying in bed with his eyes open, looking anxious.

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Mitch McConnell’s plan for a s...

Dec 12, 2019 by

[Translate] So Moscow Mitch McConnell has made it all but official: The Republican Senate will acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment...

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Sizzling Arctic: Top 5 Climate...

Dec 11, 2019 by

NOAA has issued its annual report on the Arctic. It is a big report, but there are some terrifying findings.

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Ask a Scientist: How to Ensure...

Dec 11, 2019 by

This month’s Ask a Scientist column takes a look at how the revolution in energy storage technology has the potential to wean the United States off fossil fuel-powered electricity and—if implemented correctly—lower residential electric bills, strengthen resilience to power outages, and clean up the air in communities where dirty power plants are located.

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New England fishing communitie...

Dec 11, 2019 by

“There are communities that are just not going to be fishing communities anymore.”

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Yes, Killer Whales Benefit Fro...

Dec 11, 2019 by

Researchers hope the findings will improve conservation efforts, as some killer whale populations have dwindled and become endangered.

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Climate Change Is Ravaging the...

Dec 10, 2019 by

Temperatures in the Arctic region remained near record highs this year, according to a report issued on Tuesday, leading to low summer sea ice, cascading impacts on the regional food web and growing concerns over sea level rise.

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A Russian village is being ove...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Some 60 polar bears are loitering near Ryrkaipy in Chukotka Russia, a new occurrence which is prompting some to suggest permanent evacuation.

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Pesticides, Heat, and the Peop...

Dec 9, 2019 by

In a new report released this week, we show that climate change poses dire threats to farmworkers.

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They Built a Life in the Shado...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Maine’s toxicologist isn’t alarmed by the results of an extensive air monitoring program, but people living near South Portland’s petroleum tank farms are panicking.

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How a closed-door meeting show...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Perdue, Vilsack and leading agricultural groups gathered in a Maryland barn to talk about the farm-country issue that dare not speak its name.

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The Great Recycling Con

Dec 9, 2019 by

The greatest trick companies ever played was making us think we could recycle their products.

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Ralph Nader: Failure by Congre...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Will the Democrats move to impeach Trump for a narrow brace of violations and accept that the Senate Republicans will keep this outlaw in the White House?

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Trump’s Tariffs Cost Americans...

Dec 6, 2019 by

Trump’s tariffs have harmed Americans by raising prices, cutting jobs, and losing the US billions in investment opportunities. From 2017–2021, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expects 62,000 fewer jobs in the solar industry — which is more than the entire US coal mining industry.

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These puffers are filled with ...

Dec 6, 2019 by

Pangaia’s FLWRDWN offers a cruelty-free and sustainable option for keeping warm.

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A Key Climate Justice Question...

Dec 6, 2019 by

Environmental justice advocates and indigenous groups argue that emissions trading leaves the poor bearing the brunt of pollution.

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Getting rid of pollution impro...

Dec 6, 2019 by

After decades of steadily declining, air pollution is once again on the rise in the United States. Between 2016 and 2018, pollution of fine particulate matter — tiny particles that are emitted whenever we burn anything — rose by more than 5 percent.

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Jane Fonda: We Have to Live Li...

Dec 6, 2019 by

I don’t want to look back and wonder what more I could have done to save our planet.

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The Imperial Oil Files: New Co...

Dec 5, 2019 by

Today, DeSmog and the Climate Investigations Center are co-launching a large collection of documents from Exxon’s Canadian subsidiary, Imperial Oil, that DeSmog collected from a company archive in Calgary over the past several years.

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Resilient coral could pass dow...

Dec 5, 2019 by

Coral rely on a symbiotic relationship with colonies of algae that live inside their bodies to survive.

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Iceland Fights Climate Change ...

Dec 5, 2019 by

What can you do if you’re a smallish island in the North Atlantic with a lot of snow and a melting economy? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you’re prepared to put local people’s needs first.

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Three Reasons why The Pentagon...

Dec 5, 2019 by

It has been reported that the hearing will likely focus on how the current Pentagon officials are Implementing the National Defense Strategy, a policy document that is a clear departure from previous administrations in many ways, not least in its omission of climate change as a national security threat (which I wrote about here).

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Global Carbon Emissions Will H...

Dec 5, 2019 by

Global carbon emissions will hit a record high once again in 2019, despite climate scientists warning louder than ever of impending environmental disaster, according to a study published Wednesday.

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Humanity Is Riding Delusion to...

Dec 4, 2019 by

As the U.S. government, as well as far too many Americans, remain fixated on the decidedly minor threat of Islamist “terrorism,” two actual global existential perils persist and are hardly addressed.

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