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Biden bets offshore wind will fix his climate jobs problem

Offshore wind offers President Biden one of his best opportunities to marry his climate and jobs agendas. It comes as his administration approved the nation's first major wind project off the East Coast.
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Asian Development Bank declares coal exit in Asia Pacific, but gas remains in play

As the climate crisis bites, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has unveiled its ambitious plan to scrap funding for coal mining and power plants, and ban support for oil and natural gas field exploration or extraction activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Ottawa's Giant Mine response 'falls short,' says YKDFN

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation says the federal government's response to a petition regarding Giant Mine falls short of a "collaborative dialogue."
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Why climate change is a ticking economic time bomb (and what we can do about it)

Climate change is already taking a financial toll on the planet, with extreme weather events costing the global economy $146 billion in 2019, according to insurer Swiss Re.

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Upgrading the Androscoggin River under a new bill sparks debate, pushback from businesses

Environmentalists and recreationalists support the idea. Businesses that use it as a way to get rid of waste do not.

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Why doesn′t Pakistan tap its solar power potential?

Pakistan's sunny climate makes it a perfect place to develop solar power. But it still depends on dirty fossil fuels, and is building more coal power plants.
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Grayling area residents learn about underway PFAS probes at airfield, main military base

Residents around Grayling Township should expect to see additional water sampling activity throughout the coming year as state and federal officials continue an ongoing PFAS investigation around Camp Grayling facilities.

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Toxics

The PFAS problem: State looks to address 'forever chemicals' in groundwater

The state's proposed plan to address toxic, man-made "forever chemicals" found in the groundwater surrounding Minnesota's closed landfills could lead to further investigations in the area where Burnsville and Savage's drinking water is drawn.

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Bill McKibben: Renewable energy is suddenly startlingly cheap

Now the biggest barrier to change is the will of our politicians to take serious climate action.
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Richard Feinberg: We could use economics to curb migration from Central America

In designing its economic recovery strategy amid the pandemic, President Biden and his administration has trapped itself between conflicting policy goals: relocating industrial supply chains back to the United States and reducing migration from Central America, where many of these factories are located.

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Miami sea level rise construction cost by 2060: $3.8 billion

Miami has to spend at least $3.8 billion in the next 40 years to keep the city dry from rising seas, according to a draft of the city’s long-awaited and newly released stormwater master plan.
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Canada's Big Five missing from new net-zero banking alliance

None of Canada’s big five banks were founding signatories of the UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) that promised April 21 to align investment portfolios with science-based climate targets starting in 2030.
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Germany: The Green Party′s economic plans

The Greens' poll lead over Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives is a pivotal moment in German politics. DW examines what it could mean for the economy if the party were to win power in September's election.
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Yellen touts 'whole-of-economy' plan to fight climate change

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday laid out the department's plans to mobilize the U.S. economy against climate change, defying growing criticism from Republicans over the pace and scope of President Biden's environmental agenda.

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The predictable economic effects of climate change have started to appear

The United States had years to prepare for the new economic reality. It often chose not to.
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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

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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