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Organizations aim to block funds for East African oil pipeline

National and international NGOs from around the world have asked more than two dozen banks not to finance a 1,445-kilometer (898-mile) pipeline to shuttle oil from fields in Uganda to a port on Tanzania's coast.

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Will America finally lead on climate?

John Kerry understands the urgency of the moment better than anyone — and now has more power than ever to act.

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Oslo opens up for big drilling, but oil companies do not want remote Barents licenses

In 2012, as many as 36 companies wanted to drill in pristine Norwegian waters. Nine years later, the number has dropped to only seven.
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Kate Aronoff: The case for a permanent stimulus

Climate change guarantees more crises ahead. Relief measures should kick in automatically.
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The unexpected benefits of surfing

Surfers and the marine life of the coasts have a lot in common – including that they depend on the ecosystems that make their lives, or sport, possible.
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Georgia gov. Kemp files ‘truth-in-fees’ bill to end diversion of levies

Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled legislation Wednesday to implement the "truth-in-fees" constitutional amendment voters overwhelmingly passed last fall to keep the state from diverting fees meant to pay for tire and landfill cleanups
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How Biden could use foreign and trade policy to protect the Amazon

To tackle rising deforestation in the Amazon, experts urge U.S. climate diplomacy to focus on trade policies, economic incentives and new coalitions.

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AGL is leading the way in harmful coal pollution

With sinking coal profits and a position as one of Australia's leading polluters, energy giant AGL is rethinking its business strategy.
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Trees to pellets? Fort Nelson’s future hangs in the balance

Scarred by resource industry booms and busts, the northern community faces a critical decision on how its forests will be used.
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La. officials: US can fight climate change, still drill for oil

Offshore oil exploration can go hand-in-hand with President Joe Biden's stated goals of reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change, Louisiana officials have argued.

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Study: Air pollution impacts stress, self-esteem in children

The toll that air pollution takes on a person's physical health is well-documented. But new University of Georgia research suggests there could be another price too: a child's drive to be successful.

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Larry Elliott: We're on a collision course with the planet. But with public support, that can change

Smart, activist states could prove as effective at handling the biodiversity crisis as they have at tackling the pandemic.

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How will McKee steer Rhode Island on environmental policy?

Addressing climate change “is all about our local economy,” incoming governor says, citing both a “moral obligation” and an “economic imperative.”
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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