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Merkel pushes for carbon pricing ′worldwide′ at final climate conference

Expectations were high for Angela Merkel as she spoke one last time at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. But her speech promoting carbon pricing and "international solidarity" left climate experts disappointed.

Past warming periods offer a worrying view of the Arctic’s future

Two new studies show that ancient warming periods led the release of a lot of methane from thawing permafrost and Arctic seabeds.

BP’s carbon-offsets strategy is bearing fruit in Washington State

The oil giant owns a carbon sequestration company that could benefit from the law, allowing BP to play both sides of the emissions ledger.

Karipuna people sue Brazil government for alleged complicity in land grabs

An unprecedented lawsuit by an Indigenous group that was once nearly wiped out seeks $8.2 million in damages for continued invasions and destruction of their territory.

Antarctica’s ice could cross this scary threshold within 40 years

“Rapid and unstoppable” sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice shelves and glaciers might be inevitable unless nations commit to even lower emissions—and fast, a new study says.

Used furniture is about to become a $16.6 billion business

Americans dump 12 million tons of furniture into landfills annually. What if we kept these pieces circulating in the economy?

Consol Energy, finding hungry industrial plants abroad, mines more coal than ever before

In fact, the Cecil-based company took more coal out of the ground than ever before at its Pennsylvania Mining Complex in Washington and Greene counties over the past three months.

The controversial future of nuclear power in the U.S.

As the climate crisis worsens, the discussion intensifies over what role nuclear power should play in fighting it.

How farmers are using NASA technology to reduce carbon emissions

Boulder-based Cloud Agronomics offers hyperspectral imaging to provide more accurate measurements of carbon in soil.

‘Climate change is not a subjective thing.' How does the U.S. approach to the environment look from abroad?

We asked 10 people from around the world what they thought of America’s approach to the environment. It didn’t go well.

Old-growth forest logging approvals are soaring in BC

Companies are rushing to get permits before protection comes for critical areas, advocates say.

Texas House passes bill to punish companies for divesting in fossil fuels

Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, said the legislation, which the House approved in a preliminary vote, would “punish speech.”

How the global steel industry is cutting out coal

As Alberta and B.C. mull expanding metallurgical coal mining in the Rockies, some steel manufacturers are pledging to do away with the need for the carbon-heavy material altogether.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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