The murky case for mass telecommuting

To cut climate emissions, Bay Area planners propose a work-from-home requirement for 60% of office employees. But critics warn of unintended consequences. 
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How much Pittsburgh’s largest buildings contribute to climate change is public

Pittsburgh has released a list of which buildings emit the most greenhouse gases. It hopes this will make them invest in energy efficiency.
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Proposed Ohio ethane cracker secures ethane from Range Resources

The Ohio ethane cracker would need more ethane than what Range would supply. An industry analyst says the region needs to produce more to meet demand.
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Study: Air pollution linked to more strokes in people with Afib

Higher air pollution levels increase risk of stroke for individuals with the common heart ailment atrial fibrillation.
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Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down

Valley Generating Station helped L.A. avoid blackouts. But it operates in one of California's most polluted neighborhoods.

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One Michigan county tells the story of a nation plagued by water pollution

Farms housing thousands of animals are one of several sources contaminating the Pine River and dividing a mid-Michigan community.

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How the coronavirus affected biking in U.S. cities

Los Angeles and Houston are hardly cycling capitals. But both saw surges in biking after COVID-19 began, according to new data from the fitness app Strava.

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China’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060: What it means

Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.
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We’ll have to learn to live with smoke. Here's why

There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke.
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Heat and drought team up more frequently, with disastrous results

A new study finds that what used to be a rare weather double whammy has been occurring more frequently in recent decades because of climate change.
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Record wildfires on the West Coast are capping a disastrous decade

One after another, major fires exploded across Washington, Oregon and California earlier this month. They have added up to the worst fire season on record.
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California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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Getting climate into the presidential debates

The first of three debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is Tuesday, and some activists and lawmakers want a guarantee that, unlike 2016, climate change will be on the agenda.

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Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Building a library of American environmental classics (Part Two)

More recommendations for your home eco-library.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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