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Eugene Robinson: Ignoring climate change hasn’t made it go away

The facts are terrifying, but acting starts with being honest about what’s happening.

Facebook must do more to fight climate change denial, campaigners say

A 40-page study alleges that climate change misinformation is being systemically spread by Facebook. The social media giant denies the claims.

U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns

On Wednesday, the EPA released a detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth's warming had on parts of the United States during Trump's presidency.

A new book feeds climate doubters, but scientists say the conclusions are misleading and out of date

Steven Koonin, who during Trump's presidency proposed having a "red team, blue team" climate debate, argues that climate action's "certain downsides" outweigh the "uncertain" benefits.

Behold Washington’s ‘new beginning’ in its fight against climate change

Lawmakers in Olympia have bound Washington state's fortunes — literally — to the fight against climate change with a legislative blitz, enacting a "historic" suite of climate protections.

When the good news from oil and gas isn't so good

News that focuses only on energy production numbers and not the effects of petroleum gushing from wells is typical of oil and gas reporting.

Climatologist Michael E Mann: 'Good people fall victim to doomism. I do too sometimes'

The author and eminent climate scientist on the deniers’ new tactics and why positive change feels closer than it has done in 20 years

Biden to nominate ocean scientist Rick Spinrad to head NOAA

NOAA has been without a Senate-confirmed leader for the longest period since it was created in 1970.

Climate Crisis: Why 2050 goals aren't good enough

With Joe Biden in office, a serious plan to combat climate change is finally in our sights — but the clock is ticking, and there is no more room for error.

Trump abandoned the climate. This is Biden's moment

The new president has promised to take the lead on climate. His plan does not disappoint.

Seaspiracy harms more than it educates

The appeal of the Netflix hit is that it suggests there’s one solution to the ocean’s woes. That’s not true. A marine ecologist explains.

Once climate change deniers, the agriculture industry positions itself as part of the solution

Recently, a coalition of Big Ag companies and groups formed the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance, which has the stated aim to help address a warming planet.

A Biden administration strategy: Send in the scientists

Gavin Schmidt, a leading climate scientist, will fill a newly created job of climate adviser to NASA, in a prominent example of Biden’s pledge to focus on climate policy.

White House appoints former NOAA head Jane Lubchenco to key science post

Lubchenco is tasked with leading climate and environmental science efforts in the White House.
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

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.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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