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First Nations fail in top court bid to halt Trans Mountain pipeline

Chief challenging lower court ruling calls decision ‘a major setback for reconciliation.’
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Pump or dump? With oil declining, Africa ponders its energy future

As COVID-19 bashes economies and demand for oil plummets, is this a moment to think green - or pump faster?
www.dw.com
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Australia: Aboriginal protesters defend ancient forest against logging

Old-growth forest in New South Wales is now under threat from loggers. But the cultural custodians of the land are fighting back.

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Carrying coals to Germany: Imports still vital despite sagging demand

In line with a government program, Germany will shutter its coal-powered plants to drastically reduce CO2 emissions.

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EPA, Colorado sue Kerr-McGee over leak detection and repair in Weld County

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Revealed: Development banks funding industrial livestock farms around the world

Investigation uncovers finance worth $2.6bn pumped into meat and dairy industries, despite warnings of links to climate catastrophe.

thehill.com
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The coronavirus pandemic could spell disaster for our rainforests — and the communities that protect them

The effects of COVID-19 are blocking vital efforts by local communities to suppress rainforest fires in places like Indonesia and Brazil.
www.bizjournals.com
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U.S. Conference of Mayors resolution urges fossil fuel divestiture

Mayor Bill Peduto is one of 16 cosponsoring a resolution from the U.S. Conference on Mayors urging cities to divest themselves from investments in fossil fuels and support greener options.

grist.org
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Beyond ‘Climate Pledge Arena’: Are Amazon’s climate goals for real?

Critics say that the company is using deceptive accounting techniques to distract from its increasing emissions.
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Competing reports offer different outlook on Ohio Valley's petrochemical future

Environmental groups and some financial analysts are warning the risk is growing for plastics and petrochemical manufacturers.

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Beyond Meat partners with Alibaba to sell through grocery stores in China

Beyond Meat will sell its flagship Beyond Burger and other meatless products in 50 Freshippo stores in Shanghai starting this weekend.
www.bloomberg.com
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‘Green tsunami’ sweeps climate focused French mayors into power

The Green Party scored big in municipal elections, and new mayors have ambitious plans. Now comes the hard part.
www.washingtonpost.com
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John Hickenlooper pledges climate action after beating Green New Deal supporter in primary

Environmental issues will play a big role in the race against Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).
www.nytimes.com
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Another reason to cut down on plastics

This month, millions of people across 177 countries have pledged to cut down on the amount of plastic they use, including by using environmentally conscious face masks.

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Chesapeake Energy's fall

Chesapeake Energy was a fracking pioneer on a meteoric rise. Last week, it fell to Earth.

The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds

In an effort to bolster our health, we may be exposed to compounds that harm us. New research says physicians need to recognize and explain this hidden risk to patients.

Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

EHN staff shares their top book recommendations for the summer.

Coronavirus is creating a crisis of energy insecurity

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.

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