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Top B.C. government officials knew Site C dam was in serious trouble over a year ago: FOI docs

Stability of the dam found to be a “significant risk" in May 2019, more than a year before information about deepening geotechnical problems and escalating costs were shared with the public.

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Fred Grimm: Even if deniers don’t, Florida insurers recognize the cost of climate change

If the insurers abandon us, the effect will be devastating as a natural disaster. Climate deniers haven't noticed, but pot has begun to boil.

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Toxics

EU seeks Amazon protections pledge from Bolsonaro in push to ratify trade deal

Brussels is in talks with Brazil's far-right nationalist president, Jair Bolsonaro, over commitments on the future of the Amazon as it seeks to persuade Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders and parliaments to ratify the trade deal the bloc has negotiated with South America.

Justice

Kenya’s ′waste warriors′ rely on trash for income

The downturn in hospitality and tourism as a result of the coronavirus pandemic means scavenging has become even less lucrative than before.

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Climate

IMF and World Bank must act fast after Covid caught policymakers napping

In 2020, the tide went out for the global economy and just about everybody was caught skinny-dipping.

greensboro.com
Toxics

Huan Li: Study of air pollution caused by fracking in Pennsylvania details human cost

Recently, a team of colleagues and I decided to closely examine hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the impact it has on air quality and the economy in Pennsylvania, where the practice has taken hold.

journalstar.com
Climate

Rising temperatures put heat on Nebraska's $7 billion corn industry

Climate change could take a big bite out of Nebraska's corn business, threatening an economic engine for the state and an important food source for an ever-hungrier world.

newrepublic.com
Toxics

Corporate America is irrationally enthusiastic about carbon capture

Pulling carbon from the air is a noble goal. But that’s not why fossil fuel executives are embracing it.
Justice

The Site C mess: notes for the investigator

Peter Milburn is the latest to learn how megaprojects breed megamistakes.
www.forbes.com
Toxics

Some cities see air pollution surge after Covid lockdowns

As countries have emerged from strict Covid-19 lockdowns over the past months, air pollution has seen a significant surge, according to a new report released today.

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Justice

Davos founder Klaus Schwab says we must reform capitalism

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, says that if you don’t want a revolution, it’s time to use the government to more strongly regulate businesses, address climate change, and fix income inequality.
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Justice

Defund or defend? In the fight over fossil fuel investments, who's winning?

Despite divestment victories, big banks and asset managers continue driving climate change through their lending practices.
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Justice

John Kerry takes the climate change fight to Wall Street

The former US secretary of state is involved in a fund launched on the NY Stock Exchange that is attempting to set a global price for carbon emissions.

capitalandmain.com
Justice

California takes a big step toward making polluters pay for their messes

A bill to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a long time coming, but will Governor Newsom sign?
apnews.com
Toxics

Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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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.

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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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