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La promesa de Bolsonaro de proteger la Amazonía es recibida con escepticismo

El gobierno brasileño se pone a tono con la gestión de Biden y anuncia un plan de protección al medioambiente que requiere millones de dólares en ayuda internacional.
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Life, death, and renewal in the Campo Rupestre

In a little-known region of Brazil that calls to mind Tolkien’s Middle-earth, unique lifeforms have evolved to endure innumerable environmental challenges. Can they survive the country's latest era of deregulation?
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Biden wants to slash emissions. Success would mean a very different America

Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.
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Pennsylvania: Chester County reaches consent decree for oversight of Mariner East pipeline builder

The novel use of the Pennsylvania Clean Streams law allows the county to now hold Energy Transfer accountable independent of DEP and the PUC.
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U.S. Steel announces goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

In an attempt to put its smoky steel mill image behind it, U.S. Steel announced plans Wednesday to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Pa. Senate GOP blocks utility commission appointments to protest Wolf’s climate change rule

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are blocking Gov. Tom Wolf's appointments to the state Public Utility Commission until the Democratic governor drops his effort to use executive authority to join a regional partnership for cutting climate pollution.

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Peduto pushes plan to make Pittsburgh carbon-neutral by 2050

Executive order mandates changes to city policies and procedures aimed at reducing emissions of climate changing green house gases.

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Thanks, Batman! Michael Keaton helping to bring hundreds of green manufacturing jobs to Pittsburgh

“Nexii’s new plant will create more than 300 green, healthy job opportunities and help revitalize my hometown in a way that helps folks right now while paving the way for future generations," says Keaton.
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Texas will soon rival California in utility-scale solar power

Texas will add 10 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power in the next two years, meaning it will soon rival California as the state with the most large-scale solar power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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A big oil project in Africa threatens fragile Okavango region

A Canadian company is drilling exploratory wells in Namibia for what could be a major oil and gas find. Local residents and conservationists fear the project could use up scarce water supplies and cause widespread ecological disruption.

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State-supported "clean energy" loans are putting borrowers at risk of losing their homes

Dozens of Missouri homeowners who used PACE loans to fix up their houses ended up trapped in debt and could soon see their homes sold at auction.
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Greta Thunberg: U.S. fossil fuel tax incentives a 'disgrace'

The Treasury Department has proposed eliminating some tax provisions used by oil, gas and coal producers to help pay for the infrastructure and climate plan.
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Biden's sweeping climate goal comes down to one thing

The president wants a sprint to slash greenhouse gas output throughout the U.S. economy. But electricity is the only sector with a running start.
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This map shows all the land that's been conserved since 1964

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, established in 1964, has helped conserve land from segments of the Appalachian Trail to neighborhood parks.
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Vilsack’s checkoff problem

Tom Vilsack is back in charge of U.S. agriculture, promising to address racial equity, climate change and farmworker safety. But is he willing to willingness to tackle Big Ag's power over farmers?

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Lead detected in 80% of Allegheny County, Pa., water systems: Report

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As we honor Earth today, let's remember how much she's been through lately.

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The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

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.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

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