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House Democrats demand climate be a "centerpiece" of the 2020 presidential debates

In 2016, debate moderators did not ask a single question about the climate crisis.

Some Colorado voters now see racial justice and climate justice as intertwined issues

As the country struggles with COVID-19 and a summer of protests, climate change continues to hold a place in the hearts of many voters.

Bill McKibben: Instead of challenging Joe Biden, maybe the Green Party could help change our democracy

Ranked-choice voting is not some impossible dream of a reform but, rather, an achievable initiative that’s gaining momentum.

Here’s what's missing from Mayor Pete's plan for climate justice in Latinx communities

"It takes more than a four-page white paper. You have to invest political capital."

Voters want presidential action on climate—with or without congressional support

A new poll shows that most Americans think a president should go big on global warming.

Kamala Harris says she'll prosecute oil companies and utilities for role in climate crisis

“Everyone that was part of misinforming the public, misleading the public, and false advertising should be held accountable.”

Dark money is pouring in to protect the "worst energy policy in the country"

In Ohio, the fight over a nuclear and coal bailout is getting weirder by the day.

Only 7% of the questions at ABC's Democratic primary debate in Houston were about climate change

The climate crisis was the topic of 7 percent of questions during the ABC/Univision Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston on September 12. The moderators posed a total of 85 questions or invitations to speak on a topic, and just six were climate-related. ABC’s poor past record of climate reporting didn’t bode well for the debate, and indeed the moderators largely failed to engage the candidates in a substantive climate discussion.

Salena Zito: The crackers and frackers could hold the keys to 2020

All Darrin Kelly wanted for the fracking workers in Western Pennsylvania was that the Democratic presidential hopefuls would talk to them before going to war against shale.

Democrats spur rising worries about climate change

The angst isn't exactly shared across political lines.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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