Indonesian flooding disaster b...

Aug 8, 2019 by

TAPUWATU, Indonesia — Muhammad Arfa says he thinks a miracle saved his home.

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Stealing Lauri

Aug 8, 2019 by

A pig kidnapping highlights the concerns over antibiotics in livestock.

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We must change food production...

Aug 7, 2019 by

Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week.

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Environmental racism is bad fo...

Aug 7, 2019 by

Two new books highlight how pollution is corrupting the bodies — and minds — of people of color.

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EPA Stops Collecting Data on P...

Aug 7, 2019 by

EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler exempted farms from reporting hazardous air emissions from animal waste. Prior to this action, farms that emitted 100 pounds or more of ammonia or hydrogen sulfide per day into the air were required to report to local agencies.

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Exxon Accused of Pressuring Wi...

Aug 7, 2019 by

New York’s attorney general wants a judge to stop the oil giant from subpoenaing documents from investors, saying it would ‘discourage them from testifying’.

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Oopsie, this popular ‘composta...

Aug 7, 2019 by

Hello, it’s me: your friendly neighborhood environmental journalist, here to ruin your day. Or the very least, your lunch.

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A New Study Reveals Just How T...

Aug 7, 2019 by

Here’s what happened when farmers started using a new class of insecticides.

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Low on water, California farme...

Aug 6, 2019 by

If California is to meet its goal of running on 100-percent clean electricity by 2045, fields that once grew hay are going to have to start producing electrons.

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A Quarter of Humanity Faces Lo...

Aug 6, 2019 by

Countries that are home to one-fourth of Earth’s population face an increasingly urgent risk: The prospect of running out of water.

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What’s in the way of this Texa...

Aug 5, 2019 by

The golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered songbird native to Central Texas, always seems to be flitting around controversy.

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Climate Change Becomes an Issu...

Aug 5, 2019 by

The risk of a ratings downgrade can pressure cities and companies to take steps to mitigate climate risks, such as from sea level rise.

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Goodbye, Snails

Aug 5, 2019 by

Once, snails decorated the forests of Hawaii like Christmas ornaments. There were more than 750 unique species, which descended from ancestral mollusks that arrived on the islands millions of years ago. Hawaii’s snails were exemplars of evolution’s generative prowess.

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So Long and Thanks for all the...

Aug 2, 2019 by

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again washed its hands of its responsibility to protect the health and safety of our waterways.

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Dying Orchards, Missing Fish: ...

Aug 2, 2019 by

Earth’s hottest June on record was followed by a sizzling July that either tied or exceeded another global extreme. People, trees and fish are feeling the heat.

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Arctic wildfires are releasing...

Aug 2, 2019 by

During the past few weeks, the top of the world has been burning. Vast swaths of the Arctic, from Alaska to Siberia, are on fire, with scientific agencies breaking out the term “unprecedented” to describe the situation.

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Climate Could Be an Electoral ...

Aug 2, 2019 by

When election time comes next year, Will Galloway, a student and Republican youth leader at Clemson University, will look for candidates who are strong on the mainstream conservative causes he cares about most, including gun rights and opposing abortion.

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Merck Continues to Make Hundre...

Aug 2, 2019 by

Sales of Merck’s measles vaccine, the MMR combo vaccine that also includes mumps and rubella, continues to soar as Merck reported this week that in the second quarter of 2019, sales for the measles vaccine were 58% higher than the year before, at $675 million.

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Ethiopia plants 350 million tr...

Aug 1, 2019 by

Ethiopia’s ambitious national reforestation program seeks to plant 4 billion trees by October.

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An Absence of Energy Leadershi...

Aug 1, 2019 by

These are interesting times for electricity regulators and legislators in the 13 US states, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Ohio Valley to Illinois, that share authority with PJM and FERC. PJM has been in direct conflict with state activity and autonomy in regulating environmental effects from energy power production.

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Nearly 100 percent of Trump fu...

Aug 1, 2019 by

President Trump has made a big deal out of his admiration for farmers, calling them “some of the most incredible people in our country,” and “patriots.” But, based on newly acquired data on federal subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, his administration may not have been thinking of all farmers — mostly just the rich, white ones.

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Automakers, Rejecting Trump Po...

Aug 1, 2019 by

Four of the world’s largest automakers have struck a deal with California to reduce automobile emissions, siding with the state in its fight with President Trump over one of his most consequential regulatory rollbacks.

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How Climate Change Could Trigg...

Aug 1, 2019 by

The Federal Reserve should act aggressively to reduce that risk, a leading economic historian argues.

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7 steps in the process of meta...

Aug 1, 2019 by

The metal recycling process is a very important and useful process. It has a major advantage over the other processes. The basic properties of metal do not change even after repeated recycling over and over again. It prevents the exploitation of energy and damage to the environment.

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What’s the difference between ...

Jul 31, 2019 by

The climate crisis is increasingly distressing. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to ensure our future is as prosperous as possible. These actions fall into one of two broad categories: climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. These terms go hand-in-hand while navigating through the climate crisis, but they mean very different things.

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The environmental case for a T...

Jul 31, 2019 by

On July 1, 2019, the boards members of Friends of the Earth and Friends of the Earth Action passed a resolution calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to begin an impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump.

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Siberian Wildfires Prompt Russ...

Jul 31, 2019 by

Temperatures that have been soaring with climate change combined with lightning and winds to burn vast areas of forest and send smoke hundreds of miles into cities.

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EPA proposal scraps limits on ...

Jul 31, 2019 by

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed scrapping restrictions on arsenic-laden waste from coal-fired power plants.

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The deadliest environmental ca...

Jul 31, 2019 by

In December 2018, the bodies of brothers Neri and Domingo Esteban Pedro were found along the banks of Guatemala’s Yal Witz River, shot in the head. The two had recently rallied against a dam in the Ixquisis region of San Mateo Ixtatán in the western part of the country.

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In Zimbabwe, the Water Taps Ru...

Jul 31, 2019 by

It had been five days since water had stopped flowing out of the taps at Eneres Kaitano’s bungalow in southern Harare, Zimbabwe’s modern and tidy capital city. Five days since she had done any laundry. Five days since she had forbidden her children from using the toilet more than once a day.

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