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University of Pittsburgh board to form ad-hoc committee to study fossil fuel divestment

Pitt's board of trustees will form an ad-hoc committee to study whether the University should divest its $4.3 billion endowment of fossil fuel investments.

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Environmental groups say they see parallels between the disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the potential for more climate-induced large-scale disruptions

With 24 Pennsylvania counties set to take the first, tentative steps out of lockdown on Friday, environmental groups say they see parallels between the disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the potential for more climate-induced large-scale disruptions.

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Climate

Peduto speaks out publicly for the first time against a petrochemical expansion in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto spoke out for the first time publicly against bringing additional petrochemical companies to Western Pennsylvania at the Climate Action Summit in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday.

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Climate

Emaciated grizzly bears in Canada spark greater concerns over depleted salmon population

With hibernation fast approaching, a grizzly bear family is spotted searching for fish near the shores of Canada's Knight Inlet. They're emaciated, and wildlife observers worry might not make it through winter. The heartbreaking images highlight another victim of the climate crisis and the depleted salmon population.
Justice

Fossil fuels on trial: New York's lawsuit against Exxon begins

After four years of legal sparring and finger-pointing, oil-industry giant Exxon Mobil went to court on Tuesday to face charges that the company lied to shareholders and to the public about the costs and consequences of climate change.

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Gaming out a climate plan at Santa Fe Community College

In a simulation, 28 participants negotiated actions to reverse climate change and prevent global catastrophes.
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Originals

Pittsburgh students go on strike to join international day of climate action

PITTSBURGH—More than a hundred Pittsburgh-area students went on strike today, skipping school to participate in an international day of protests to demand action on climate change.

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State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe says reducing carbon dioxide emissions will kill his vegetables

"I enjoy my vegetables, and plants need CO2, so I want to make sure we have plenty of CO2 out there so we have green grass and green vegetables growing.”
Climate

Barclays on wrong side of history with climate policy, says Greenpeace

Environmental activists have accused Barclays of being on the "wrong side of history" after publishing an "underwhelming" climate policy document that fails to rule out funding for tar sands projects.

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10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change

From pricing carbon to shifting diets, here’s what we need to prioritize now.
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Climate change refugees share stories of escape in 2018

From California to North Carolina to the U.S.-Mexico border, climate change refugees struggle to survive in an attention economy that has forgotten them.
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Climate

It's 'going to end with me': The fate of Gulf fisheries in a warming world

As global warming changes the Texas coast and cheap food imports flood the country, the people who make their living off oysters and shrimp are disappearing.
Climate

New chair of Climate Crisis Committee owns shares in fossil fuel fund

Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.
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Climate

10 worst climate-driven disasters of 2018 cost $85 billion

UK charity Christian Aid just published its 2018 report Counting The Cost: A Year of Climate Breakdown in which they analyze the economic impact of climate change-driven weather events over the past year.
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Climate

New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move ‘will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’ time’
From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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