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Energy

Syria’s surprising solar boom: sunlight powers the night in rebel Idlib

Cut off from the power grid and with fuel costs soaring, Syrians in a poor, embattled enclave have turned en masse to solar panels to charge their phones and light their homes and tents.
Justice

Op-Ed:  The meat industry is doing exactly what Big Oil does to fight climate action

Companies have spent millions to downplay the links between animal agriculture and climate change
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Climate

Arizona’s energy plan unravels

Six months ago, Arizona showed the country how Democrats and Republicans could work together to come up with a 100 percent carbon-free electricity plan. Last week, the state showed how such a proposal, even when it seems like a done deal, can fall apart.

Climate

'Water Ways' series on Dutch engineering solutions for rising seas honored with Headliner Award

A collaborative project by The Times-Picayune | The Advocate, WWNO-FM and Climate Central that explored Dutch solutions for dealing with rising waters amid climate has been honored with a National Headliner Award, bestowed by the Press Club of Atlantic City.

Climate

Fiona Harvey: Boris Johnson’s advisers may push for a virtual Cop26. He should ignore them

The UK must risk an in-person meeting in Glasgow if this crucial climate conference is to be a success.

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Climate

Coalition government spent just 16 cents on climate crisis out of every $100, analysis shows

The proportion of Australian federal budget spending on environment and climate programs has fallen by nearly a third since the Coalition was elected eight years ago, according to a new conservation group analysis.

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Climate

'The state's erupting': Colorado governor angers climate allies

Gov. Jared Polis infuriated members of his own party and environmentalists by threatening to veto a climate bill. He said it would "destroy or assault our entire economy."
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Climate

The government has pledged over $800m to fight natural disasters. It could be revolutionary — if done right

To help Australia adapt to climate change and manage the disasters that come with it, the federal government this week pledged A$600 million towards establishing the National Recovery and Resilience Agency, and $210 million for the Australian Climate Service initiative.
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Climate

Miami-Dade heat officer combats temperatures, climate change

We now have a chief heat officer and a mayor who see heat and climate change as urgent. There's no time to lose.

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Toxics

California proposal embraces all-electric buildings but stops short of gas ban

California officials have decided not to propose a ban on natural gas in new construction, disappointing environmental advocates who had hoped for a much more decisive move against fossil fuels.

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Justice

'Jugular' of the U.S. fuel pipeline system shuts down after cyberattack

The infiltration of a major fuel pipeline is "the most significant, successful attack on energy infrastructure we know of."
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Climate

Op-ed: New EPA coolant rule is a no-brainer for addressing the climate crisis

The EPA’s new rule will likely be a drop in the bucket for consumers but a huge step forward on global climate action.
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Climate

Meet 5 Republican AGs fighting Biden on climate

Republican attorneys general have a powerful tool for fighting President Biden's early actions on climate change: multistate lawsuits.
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Climate

Germany raises ambition to net zero by 2045 after landmark court ruling

A surprise plan to strengthen Germany's emission targets reignites debate on quitting coal and pricing carbon ahead of September's election.

From our Newsroom

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

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.

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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