In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro’s An...

Nov 13, 2019 by

An oil spill has been contaminating the northeastern shore for weeks.

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You’re Paying Big Oil to...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The one thing you never want to hear your dentist say is “oops!” It’s also alarming to hear from a former U.S. senator — 25 years after he passed a temporary oil subsidy for Big Oil.

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TCI is a Strategy to Enforce L...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The Baker administration may be on the verge of leading the Northeast towards a major advance in climate policy.

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E.P.A. to Limit Science Used t...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking.

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Colombian town faces earthquak...

Nov 8, 2019 by

Residents of the town of Puerto Gaitán say their water sources are being used for the cultivation of oil palm plantations and the extraction of crude

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Trump Administration Makes It ...

Nov 8, 2019 by

The Trump administration changed a 25-year-old policy to make it easier for coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to improve their beaches.

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Finding New Ways to Protect Ri...

Nov 7, 2019 by

The decline of one of the world’s most endangered large whale species has pushed individual states and Canada to test new technologies, like ropeless fishing gear.

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Montreal-developed satellite p...

Nov 6, 2019 by

It’s the future in a major Canadian city.

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Why New Delhi’s air is always ...

Nov 5, 2019 by

India’s capital city of New Delhi has been making headlines this week for its abysmal air quality as the concentration of particulate matter reached above 400 micrograms per cubic meter, 20 times the levels deemed healthy by the World Health Organization and the worst the city has seen since 2016.

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Scramble for propane marks Mot...

Nov 5, 2019 by

Months after historic floods ravaged the U.S. Midwest, farmers scrambling to harvest their crops face a new headache: finding fuel to dry their soaked grains.

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E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing...

Nov 4, 2019 by

The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the seepage of toxic pollution into water supplies from the ash of coal burning power plants, a change that coal industry leaders say could keep plants open longer and which environmental groups fear will increase the risk of water contamination.

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Japanese Fisheries Collapsed D...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Scientists announced today that pesticide use on rice fields led to the collapse of a nearby fishery in Lake Shinji, Japan, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

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Even Louisiana’s Wealthier Nei...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Industrial development usually targets poor communities, but Ascension Parish is one of the richest, and most toxic, places in Louisiana. Some residents say the financial benefits of living there outweigh the risks.

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Keystone Pipeline Spills 383,0...

Nov 1, 2019 by

The spill was reported just hours after a key environmental assessment hearing on plans for another controversial pipeline, Keystone XL.

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The Promised Land

Nov 1, 2019 by

Big coal gave a tiny Texas town free land. There’s a major catch.

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Alaska’s Whale Mystery: Where ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

As the Arctic struggles with climate extremes, the bowhead migration is two months late. If whales don’t arrive soon, “we’re going to go hungry,” one hunter said.

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E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

The Trump administration is expected to roll back an Obama-era regulation to limit dangerous heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants, according to two people familiar with the plans.

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Wildfires Are Making Californi...

Oct 31, 2019 by

A new study examines the human health costs of the fires.

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What western states can learn ...

Oct 30, 2019 by

For several months in 2019, it seemed wildfires wouldn’t rage across the West as they had in recent years. But then came the dry autumn and California’s Santa Ana and Diablo winds, which can drive the spread of wildfires

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‘Like a Death in the Family’...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Texas coal companies are leaving behind contaminated land. The state is letting them.

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Four States, Led by New York, ...

Oct 29, 2019 by

On October 23, New York Attorney General Letitia James, joined by attorneys general from Maryland, New Jersey, and California, sent a letter of support to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) over a Washington state law that would limit the volatility of oil transported by train through the state.

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The Answer to Climate-Killing ...

Oct 29, 2019 by

Methane is an especially potent greenhouse gas. A modest feed additive could provide a big leverage effect.

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RIVER OF TRASH

Oct 28, 2019 by

How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable

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Why ‘acting locally’ is imposs...

Oct 28, 2019 by

Like many Americans, I worry about the state of the planet and try to make a positive impact through decisions in my day-to-day life.

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That 1970s scourge acid rain i...

Oct 28, 2019 by

Starting in the 1970s acid rain turned hundreds of lakes and streams in Adirondack Park in upstate New York so acidic that fish could not survive.

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3 global conditions – and a ma...

Oct 25, 2019 by

Nature urgently needs our help. Wild creatures, from songbirds to butterflies and from primates to tortoises, are disappearing so rapidly that they could be lost forever together with the wild forests, grasslands and other habitats that long sustained them.

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Find Your Ideal Job in Sphere ...

Oct 25, 2019 by

Climate change is a topic that concerns everyone, and for us to combat it and save our beloved planet, more people have to embrace a career in climate science education. 

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Here’s What Baltimore’s Lawsui...

Oct 25, 2019 by

The Supreme Court this week blocked an effort to halt the case.

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TOP U.S. TOXICOLOGIST WAS BARR...

Oct 24, 2019 by

THE WIDESPREAD ENVIRONMENTAL contaminants known as PFAS cause multiple health problems in people, according to Linda Birnbaum, who retired as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program earlier this month.

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Failing nuclear industry pushi...

Oct 24, 2019 by

A bailout proposed by the nuclear industry would cost tax and ratepayers billions, while starving demand for wind and solar

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