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As oil companies carve up more of the rainforest, a new study says no place in the world uses more oil from beneath the Amazon than California.
South African scientists offer us a glimpse of the future we need.
Wealthy countries are swimming in vaccine doses, but poor nations have few. Here's what happened — and how to fix it.
All the promises of COP26 are meaningless if local and state leaders do not fully embrace the fight against harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Don’t let the Glasgow climate summit get you down. This battle is being won from the bottom up.
President Biden submitted Tuesday an obscure international treaty to the Senate. It's a big deal.
It’s no longer open season on Chaco Canyon and its connected landscape.

For the sake of the planet and the health of local communities, we need much more stringent and direct regulation of oil industry pollution until we phase out fossil fuels entirely.

South Bend has enrolled only 10 people in its program to help residents remove lead-based paint from their homes.
Lax enforcement of proper disposal of poultry waste the latest worrisome sign that 'Save the Bay' campaign has stalled.
The seesaw of protection should end, and only Congress can end it.

Some simply don't seem to see a problem with their decisions to leave Traverse City residents in the dark about potential chemical contamination in their water. And refusing to recognize the problem dooms us to half measures and faux fixes.

Rather than taking a step forward on legislation that could be revisited and adjusted, the Legislature has developed a habit of forgoing climate action altogether.

If weather were capable of a political agenda, its messaging during the past summer would not be mistaken for subtle hints.

For too long, naysayers have been allowed to dispute the need for climate action by arguing that the science is unsettled. It is a tactic that has proven devastatingly costly in convincing many to ignore reality.

The weather of 1970s Scotland may not seem all that very different to the weather we experience today, judged by the perhaps hazy memories of those who were around at the time. However, on a global scale, the insurance industry will have noticed a huge difference.

Success will depend on whether they do the most good with the money they commit to spend and whether they pay for their reforms.

With so much at stake, why are Los Angeles and Long Beach leaders dragging their feet on cutting emissions?

If we lose our major sinks — if they become major sources of GHG emissions — we are sunk. But if we can mobilize ­globally and locally to protect and manage our ­carbon sinks, we might yet manage a smart transition to a net-zero future.

After multiple bankruptcies, criminal convictions and a legislative rescue, it's abundantly clear that state officials must accelerate efforts to fundamentally change the ownership and management of the utility.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial board identified the use of PFAS in eight fracking wells. Only the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection can shed light on the full scope.

Climate change calls for an aggressive, well-designed and persistent response.
It makes sense to stop running a one-way experiment on the only climate we have. But carbon tariffs aren't the answer.
Biden has made progress on climate, even if activists can’t see it.
The scenes of devastation caused by this week’s storms in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands are harrowing. More than 120 people are confirmed dead, and over 1,000 are still missing. Across parts of
The EPA, in prioritizing industry over its mandate to protect the environment, has infringed on Pennsylvania’s right to pure water and our health and safety.

It's an established fact that rising sea levels will affect the supply of fresh groundwater along the South Carolina coast — it already has, especially in some shallower, private wells east of U.S. Highway 17.

There's a once-in-a-long-time chance to refill the fund that once cleaned up New Jersey. Let's not blow it.
For the District’s effort to pay off fully, neighboring states must enact similar policies.
The fight against the coronavirus will be ongoing for some time, possibly years.
Florida's springs are falling to ruin partly because the state is afraid of angering the main polluters: Agriculture. Lawmakers need to muster some courage and take decisive action to reduce the amount of pollution going into springs.

The record-breaking heat wave baking the West Coast is another painful sign that climate change is here, and we have to adapt.

Reducing particulate matter emissions can help address one of the region’s most-significant air pollution hazards.
Without assertive action, the problem of marine debris will get much worse.

Will electric vehicles be able to handle the steep and tough road Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acknowledges stretches ahead of us following the release of the Climate Change Commission's final report?