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Coal phase-down has lowered, not eliminated health risks from building energy, study says

Thanks to the phase-down of coal, the risk of premature death in the United States due to the burning of fuels for electricity, homes and businesses fell 54 to 60 percent from 2008 to 2017, Harvard researchers found in a new study.

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To cut methane leaks — and maybe work on their image — 2 Pa. gas drillers eye ‘responsibly sourced’ label

The companies are launching pilot programs to produce gas without harmful methane leaks. There are business reasons to do that, experts say.
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Energy secretary lays out need for funding for clean energy, fossil fuel research near Pittsburgh

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm outlined her agency's $46.3 billion budget request before House lawmakers as a necessary investment in clean energy technology, while boosting funding for fossil fuel research at federal laboratories near Pittsburgh.

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EQT ventures into northeastern Marcellus with $2.9 billion deal for Alta Resources

Downtown-based natural gas driller EQT Corp. announced a $2.9 billion acquisition Thursday, expanding its reach into the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. Already...
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New approach to blue carbon projects underway in Colombia

A mangrove preservation project along Colombia's Caribbean coast is using a more comprehensive method to calculate how much carbon is stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, potentially boosting global efforts to conserve so-called blue carbon.

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Amid danger signs, a global energy leader finds reason for hope

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, talks with Yale Environment 360 about the yawning gap between vows to cut carbon output and reality, his agency’s road map for slashing emissions, and why the clean-energy revolution could soon become unstoppable.
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This power plant stopped burning fossil fuels. Then Bitcoin came along

A cryptocurrency company is showing how Bitcoin can keep dirty energy alive.
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We can 3D-print wood now

The quest for rare wood is endangering forests. Now we can just 3D-print replicas made from wood waste instead.
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Plant-based meat companies need to stop fighting each other

Brian Kateman: Infighting between meat-replacement companies is making them lose sight of the real goal.

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Watch this flat-pack pasta transform into shapes as it boils

To make transporting pasta a little more efficient, it doesn’t need to become a fusilli or a penne until it hits the water.
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Why Ken Meter is on a mission to build community food webs

Industrial farming drained wealth from rural America. In his new book, Meter says community food systems can repair the damage.
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Cheese in the desert: Why mega-dairies are piping water onto Oregon's shrub-steppe

An environmental coalition is lobbying for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area of northeastern Oregon.

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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg has Eisenhower, Lincoln, and buses on his mind

Transportation secretary talks electric vehicles, carrots and sticks, and how he plans to counter Republican criticism on the administration's infrastructure plan.
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After another leak, EPA probes whether Limetree refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’ on St. Croix

The EPA said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.

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Biden promises to 'build back better.' Some climate experts see trouble

Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.
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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

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

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.

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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