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Automakers drop efforts to derail California climate rules

Momentum is shifting toward a clean-car future as more automakers end their legal efforts to block California’s tough fuel economy standards.
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Climate

How sustainable is the rally in renewable energy stocks?

Solar and wind power companies have soared in value. Are they in a bubble or in a virtuous upward cycle?
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Toxics

‘Like a hand grasping’: Trump appointees describe the crushing of the C.D.C.

Kyle McGowan, a former chief of staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and his deputy, Amanda Campbell, go public on the Trump administration’s manipulation of the agency.
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Toxics

Biden taps Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary

Mr. Buttigieg would bring a younger voice to the cabinet and add to its diversity as its first openly gay member.
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Toxics

New Trump rule aims to limit tough clean air measures under Biden

The EPA rule, which changes the way cost-benefit analyses are used, would make it easier for fossil fuel companies to fight regulations in court.

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Toxics

Trump administration is planting loyalists in Biden transition meetings

Supporters of the president are monitoring many of the conversations between Biden teams and civil servants, chilling the flow of information.
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Climate

Trump swiftly blows up his one decent conservation action

The administration is undercutting a major public lands law that the president used to greenwash his abysmal conservation record.
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Climate

Vaccines are coming, but pandemic experts expect a 'horrible' winter

With vaccines and a new administration, the pandemic will be tamed. But experts say the coming months “are going to be just horrible.”
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Toxics

EPA’s final deregulatory rush runs into open staff resistance

As President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand in the way.
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A fight over agriculture secretary could decide the direction of hunger policy

The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.
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G20 summit closes with little progress and big gaps between Trump and allies

World leaders committed to some efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but the meeting illustrated the difficulty of carrying out an agenda when the United States is indifferent or hostile to many goals.
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Climate

Biden plans to move fast with a ‘climate administration.’ Here’s how

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., eager to elevate climate change throughout his administration, is already drafting orders to reduce planet-warming pollution and seeking nominees who will embed climate policy not only in environmental agencies but in departments from Defense to Treasury to Transportation.

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Toxics

Biden on Trump, COVID: 'More people may die because of transition delay'

Adopting a graver tone, the president-elect said that President Trump’s refusal to authorize a transition could have deadly consequences.
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Climate

Trump's climate policies accelerated global warming

President-elect Biden can restore many of the 100-plus environmental regulations that President Trump rolled back, but much of the damage to the climate cannot be reversed.
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Climate

9 things the Biden administration could do quickly on the environment

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned on the most ambitious climate platform of any presidential candidate in history, promising to spend $2 trillion over four years to draw down planet-warming fossil fuel emissions and convert much of the nation to clean energy.

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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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