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Toxics

What is China’s role in Africa’s environmental degradation?

An unintended consequence of more stringent regulations on pollution globally is how firms relocate production to places with looser environmental regulations – a phenomenon known as the pollution haven hypothesis.

Climate

U.S. puts $562 billion price tag on ramping up solar power

The Energy Department said the U.S. could get 44% of its electricity from solar energy if it pursues an aggressive agenda.
Toxics

House centrists: Only climate can get deficit spending

The latest negotiating tactic from House moderates could ease the path for Democrats to pass climate policy — even as party infighting escalates on other issues.
Climate

Climate change: Spiralling cost of weather disasters shows dramatic impact of just one degree of warming

The weather of 1970s Scotland may not seem all that very different to the weather we experience today, judged by the perhaps hazy memories of those who were around at the time. However, on a global scale, the insurance industry will have noticed a huge difference.

Justice

Satellite data reveal that diesel trucking drives US air pollution inequality

Analysis of data from 52 major cities shows lower diesel traffic reduces NO2 exposure inequality along racial, ethnic, and economic lines,

Toxics

Energy traders see big money in carbon-emissions markets

Big energy trading houses, long focused on deep, volatile markets such as oil and natural gas, are now bulking up their carbon-trading operations as governments around the world push to expand the market for trading carbon emissions.
Climate

The planet needs Jerome Powell

The Trump-appointed chair of the Federal Reserve has inadvertently become a climate advocate.
Climate

How publicly-owned power could shape the future of clean energy

Millions of people already rely on democratically-controlled power grids. Should more cities and states consider switching to public power?
Justice

How mixing hurricanes with low rates impacts insurers

Reinsurers may be limited in how much they can use pricing to protect themselves from losses because of the ample supply of yield-seeking alternative capital.
Climate

Over-50s want climate crisis addressed ‘even if it leads to high prices’

The majority of over-50s believe the UK government should be doing more to address the climate crisis, even if it leads to higher prices, a study has found.

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Toxics

Dow CEO warns of price tag on clean-energy plans

Jim Fitterling says the chemical company supports net zero carbon targets, but warns against restrictions on natural-gas use.
Justice

'They need help now:' In Gold Country, PG&E fire victims have waited 6 years for payment

Fire victims have waited years to be paid by PG&E — none longer than survivors of the 2015 Butte Fire.

Toxics

Lawmakers look to low-carbon fuel standards as a way to address transportation emissions

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a new policy meant to slash carbon emissions from the transportation sector, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
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Plastic Pollution

Fill 'er up: New local businesses offer bulk products to push plastics aside

Dogwood Refillery has opened at Seminole Square Shopping Center, while Staunton-based Refill Renew is only weeks away from opening its storefront on Allied Street, near C’ville Coffee.
From our Newsroom

Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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