Oil trade group is poised to endorse carbon pricing

The American Petroleum Institute said the move to put a price on carbon emissions would be a step toward meeting terms of the Paris climate accord.
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Biden hikes cost of carbon, easing path for new climate rules

The social cost of carbon could have ripple effects throughout industry.

Beatriz Barros, Richard Wilk: Private planes, mansions and superyachts give billionaires a massive carbon footprint

Billionaires have carbon footprints hundreds of times higher than the average American. Two scholars tried to put a number on it.

Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment

It's becoming clear that achieving Maine's climate goals is going to require a makeover of its electric grid on a scale that hasn't happened since the 1970s.

Kate Aronoff: The Paris Agreement is already outdated

Countries’ pledges to meet climate goals are nowhere near what they need to be.

At DEP budget hearing, some legislators focus on Pennsylvania's effort to join RGGI

Some Republican lawmakers criticized the agency. Its leader said it’s understaffed.

The case for, and against, climate optimism

Will the crisis in Texas become the new normal? David Wallace-Wells and Leah Stokes discuss.

For travel, a sustainable comeback?

From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.

Hitting net zero by 2050 could add $1 trillion to the U.S. economy

The upfront investments in a clean economy will reap enormous economic rewards in the future.

Workhorse stock plunges after losing USPS contract

Workhorse, a small truck maker with big ambitions, was counting on the deal for a surge in revenue. Its shares lost $2 billion in value.

We're killing those tropical trees we’re counting on to absorb carbon dioxide

A pair of recent studies show that rising temperatures are shortening the lives of trees in tropical forests and reducing their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


Fracking puts Pa. at an energy crossroads. It’s time to pick a direction

Pennsylvania’s ties to the natural gas industry on one hand with climate goals on the other threaten future progress.

Frank Soos: Alaskans are trapped between our economics and our climate

Alaskans find ourselves torn between our collective dependence on revenue from oil and the environmental damage it is causing.


What’s really behind corporate promises on climate change?

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.

Seismic survey of Alaskan Arctic refuge won't move forward

A missed deadline for flights to look for polar bears means the work to locate oil reserves the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is effectively killed.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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