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Bill McKibben: An anonymous anti-masker, deep in the Vermont woods

We are assailed in this world by microbes, by carbon-dioxide molecules, and also by a kind of rampaging ignorance.

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Bill McKibben: With a new pipeline in East Africa, an oil company flouts France’s leadership on climate

Total’s oil imperialism in Africa is giving the lie to President Emmanuel Macron’s soaring climate rhetoric.
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Bill McKibben: Will Kamala Harris act boldly on climate change?

The Democratic Party’s pick for Vice-President has made sweeping promises, but her track record is mixed.
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Bill McKibben: The world has reached decision time on the climate crisis

In 2020, biology, history, and physics are making the choice between transformation or disintegration clearer than ever.
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Bill McKibben: North Dakota oil workers are learning to tend wind turbines—and that’s a big deal

In many ways, clean energy produces jobs at least as good as those in the oil fields, where boom-and-bust cycles make stability hard.
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Bill McKibben: What stands in the way of making the climate a priority

Inertia and vested interest are the main reasons our energy systems have been slow to change, even though rapid climate change represents the ultimate in imaginable violence, injustice, and chaos.
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Bill McKibben: Making a planet worth saving

The events of the past few weeks make one wonder: If we’re just going to use solar power instead of coal to run the same sad mess of unfair and ugly oppression, is it really worth it?
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Bill McKibben: If Trump goes even lower, we’d better be prepared

The nearly two hundred “methods of nonviolent action” catalogued by Gene Sharp provide a playbook for resistance, should the President make himself a full-on tyrant.
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Climate experts call for 'dangerous' Michael Moore film to be taken down

Planet of the Humans, which takes aim at the green movement, is 'full of misinformation', says one online library.

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The fight against Minnesota’s Line 3 pipeline: Bill McKibben and Winona LaDuke in conversation

How LaDuke's seven-year battle to stop a tar-sands pipeline intersects with McKibben's campaign to stop JPMorgan Chase from funding fossil fuels.

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Bill McKibben talks COVID-19 and climate change

This crisis can be a catalyst for shifting how we think and act, says the noted author and activist.

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The year you finally read a book about climate change

If the 50th anniversary of Earth Day has inspired you to finally read a book about climate change, we’re here to help you find just the right one.
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Bill McKibben: How we can build a hardier world after the coronavirus

Societies, too, come with underlying conditions, and ours has prized growth above all; we need to start emphasizing resiliency—and a big part of that is fairness.
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Bill McKibben: Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry?

As a result of the virus, we may well have already seen the peak demand for petroleum on planet Earth.
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Bill McKibben: Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline

The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment.

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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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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