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House passes bill to require legislative approval for emissions tax

Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled House of Representatives moved to ensure that it can block Gov. Tom Wolf from imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants as part of a multi-state effort, although the bill is destined for a veto.

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Dutch police detain about 50 farmers protesting over pollution rules

Dutch police detained about 50 farmers who blocked a road with their tractors in protest against new environmental pollution rules which they say threaten their livelihoods.

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Dominion cancels Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead, abandoned by Dominion Energy and its partner, Duke Energy, after the $8 billion project reached a regulatory dead end.
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Hurricane season traps people on the wrong side of the income gap

Inevitably, those in the path of a major storm are the ones who can’t afford to evacuate.
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Seasteading – a vanity project for the rich or the future of humanity?

Beloved by Silicon Valley tycoons and tyranny-fearing libertarians, are cities atop the waves Earth’s next frontier?
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Banks refusing to fund Arctic oil and gas projects may be discriminatory: Alaska lawmakers

Alaska's congressional delegation has asked federal regulators to investigate possible discrimination against Alaska Natives by large banks refusing to fund Arctic oil and gas projects.
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As oil prices crashed, tankers idled off California—spewing pollution for weeks

This scrum of oil tankers, right next to the Los Angeles basin, emitted tons of air pollutants and CO2 while they were parked.
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Coronavirus crisis could cause $25tn fossil fuel industry collapse

Value of reserves could fall by two-thirds as Covid-19 hastens peak in demand, study shows
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'Party' ahead for loggers? Cuts threaten Mexico's national parks

"Offices here in the region are being evicted - there's no money to pay the rent," says the director of one World Heritage site.

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Is a four-day work week the secret to saving the planet?

Perpetual economic growth is driving climate change and making us miserable. The degrowth movement offers a way out.

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Externalities are our existential threat

It’s the “ex’s” we need to worry about the most. Externalities that create an existential threat. The ultimate threat: Our extinction.
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B.C. finally has rules to enforce clean up of oil and gas wells. But will they be enough to protect taxpayers?

Critics say taxpayers are still not protected as the province readies for a fracking boom to supply the LNG Canada project.

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Pandemic is chance to reset global economy, says Prince Charles

The recovery from the coronavirus crisis represents an opportunity to reset the global economy and prioritise sustainable development without further damaging the planet, Prince Charles said at the opening of a World Economic Forum virtual meeting.

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Carys Roberts: Making GDP the focus of a post-coronavirus economy would be a mistake

A new, green economy could create 1m jobs, says Carys Roberts, executive director of the IPPR.

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