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Europe’s clean energy shift troubles construction of giant coal port in Murmansk

The Lavna coal terminal on the west side of the Kola Bay, a key pillar in the Murmansk Transport Hub project, may be postponed indefinitely.
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From Appalachia to Wyoming: Youth from Coal Country discuss the future after coal

Youth from Appalachia and Wyoming discuss the future for themselves and their communities as their region's major industry declines.
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Toxics

Japan’s new leader sets ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050

The announcement, coming weeks after a similar pledge by China, will require a major overhaul of the infrastructure in Japan, which remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.
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Climate

Oil industry expresses concern, not alarm, about Biden comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.
Toxics

Union leaders have Biden’s back on fracking. But in Pennsylvania, their members aren’t so sure

Biden’s occasionally muddled message on fracking, combined with Trump’s relentless attacks, has created suspicion of the former vice president.
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Toxics

Even with coal, strict air pollution control can prevent early deaths

Enforcing air pollution controls can prevent premature deaths from air pollution exposure, even in a future that uses coal, finds a study.
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Climate

Poland's largest utility announces pivot from coal to renewables

Poland's largest utility has said it wants to get rid of its coal assets and invest in renewables, becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Justice

Coal plant pollution has led to fish consumption warnings around SC

A lawsuit has put the spotlight on coal plants like the Santee Cooper run Winyah station near Georgetown.

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Toxics

Zeke Hausfather, Alex Trembath: Could fracking actually help the climate?

Biden and Harris are right to be skeptical of calls to ban hydraulic fracturing, and the science on climate change backs them up.
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Toxics

State evaluators approve new Taymyr coal project

The development of the Syradasaysky coal field and sea terminal gets go-ahead from the Russian Glavgosexpertiza.
Toxics

Environmental risks remain as Blackjewel bankruptcy nears its end

Environmental advocates worry a coal company liquidation plan will leave dozens of coal permits in eastern Kentucky unreclaimed.
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Energy

Coal is gone, or almost, in areas that made Trump president

Donald Trump seized large victories four years ago in areas where coal plants had closed. But the industry's collapse accelerated under his presidency, making counties in Pennsylvania and other states more competitive.
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Toxics

Ohio Valley mayors aim for a green recovery amid coronavirus and climate change

President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, but these Ohio Valley mayors are still in with green plans.
Justice

Indian activists oppose plans to make Goa a coal transport hub

Locals and activists have been protesting against expansion of a highway, railway and power transmission network, saying they cut through ecologically sensitive areas.

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Climate

Coal is gone, or almost, in areas that made Trump president

Donald Trump seized large victories four years ago in areas where coal plants had closed. But the industry's collapse accelerated under his presidency, making counties in Pennsylvania and other states more competitive.
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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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