Will “murdered” tree prod Seattle City Council to pass long-promised protections?

Trees continue to be cut down as Seattle's population expands, which was the fastest-growing big city in America over the last decade.

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Trump sidelines public health advisers in growing rift over coronavirus response

Email from HHS adviser accusing CDC of ‘undermining President’ offers window into pressure on nation’s public health agency.

Study: Pregnant women can transmit coronavirus to their babies, results suggest

In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found the virus that causes covid-19 in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and elsewhere among a small sample of women who had the infection.

BC Hydro’s Site C dam report months overdue, fueling concerns about more cost overruns

The Site C dam was declared an 'essential service' during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing construction to continue.


Which wealthy country is most pessimistic on climate change?

If you're reading this, there's a fair chance that you care about climate change. But do you believe we're able to do anything to reduce it? If you live in the U.K., the answer is: probably not.


Major COVID-related emissions drop still ‘no cause for cheer’

Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. fell 18% below last year's level in the three months ending June 15, reflecting an economy sharply hobbled by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report by research firm Rhodium Group.

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Reports: Work at Shell cracker plant will stop because of increase in coronavirus cases

There have been nine confirmed COVID-19 cases at Shell Chemical’s new ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, according to a company spokesperson.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

In early March, the Washington state legislature passed a community solar incentives bill meant to help meet renewable energy goals and increase low-income communities' access to solar technology.

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Pandemic-induced poaching surges in Uganda

Lions, giraffes and even a silverback gorilla are recent casualties of the collapse of ecotourism.

Why US scientists say summer heat is not halting coronavirus

Scientists say that air conditioned indoor venues, with closed spaces and recirculated air, are replicating winter environments that help viruses spread.

Global warming. Inequality. Covid-19. And Al Gore is ... optimistic?

As vice president, he looked for big policy answers to hard global problems. Now, he says all our crises are speeding us toward real solutions.

A green COVID-19 recovery: how Canada can chart a sustainable path forward for the economy

New report lays out a roadmap for recovery that ties federal support to emissions reductions, prioritizes worker training and addresses longstanding inequalities


In COVID’s shadow, illegal fishing flourishes

With COVID-19 lockdowns, Brazil's capacity to monitor for illegal fishing has plummeted. Some have been quick to take advantage of the situation.


Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

The vilification of public health officials in the COVID-19 crisis reminds us of their vital role as the crossing guards of science.
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