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Climate crisis bigger concern than pandemic for Australian businesses, survey finds

Australian bosses say the climate crisis is the biggest challenge facing their businesses – in contrast to their overseas counterparts, who have ranked recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic their top concern.

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Climate

This Austrian ski resort is preparing for a snowless future

St. Corona, a small village at the foot of the Alps, has long relied on skiers to support the local economy. But in a changing climate, where it can no longer count on snowy winters, the village is transitioning to a warm-weather economy.
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Justice

Climate change driving increased migration from Central America

This past autumn we witnessed the beginning of what may be one of the most straightforward examples of climate-induced migration in Central America. Around 10,000 people have already attempted to migrate northward after two devastating storms hit, and many more are planning to leave soon.

www.rcinet.ca
Climate

More problems are reported as the Gulf of St. Lawrence continues to warm

People who live on her banks and fishers who ply their trades in her waters are are facing more problems an environmental scientists try to come up with solutions to combat the ill-effects of warming waters in the already-troubled Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Biodiversity

California launches Salton Sea restoration effort

California is poised to begin the first major restoration project at the Salton Sea. The state is investing more than $200 million in a project that will create flooded ponds and other habitats on the exposed lakebed at the southern edge of the lake.

www.independent.co.uk
Toxics

‘I wouldn’t want my son to have to go underground like I had to’: The ex-mining families seeking a greener future

Plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria have reignited conversations about the need for economic development in the UK's former mining strongholds.

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Justice

Biden's promise for justice tested in tribal coal fields

Razing one of the nation's largest coal plants in December slashed emissions. But it also took jobs away from some of the people who are hit hardest by climate change.
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Justice

Trump’s World Bank head speaks out on climate change, inequality

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, World Bank president David Malpass has been a surprisingly outspoken advocate for policies to reduce global warming, rein in economic inequality and use multilateral institutions to fight the worst of the pandemic's impacts.

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Climate

Biden wants solar jobs. People may not want them

As President Biden pushes to reach 100% clean electricity, he'll have to contend with a problem: Solar jobs are hard to fill.
Climate

Luke Malpass: Climate Commission report levels with public on true costs of a total economic overhaul

Unlike politicians, the Climate Commission does not pretend that moving to a low emission economy is going to cheap or easy - but it is doable. Now it's up to the Government for a plan to achieve it.

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Climate

As pressure mounts, ExxonMobil says climate change action is coming

ExxonMobil, under pressure to boost financial performance and do more on climate change, says it's on the cusp of changes.

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Climate

Biden says tackling climate change will create jobs, bring economic recovery

President Joe Biden took a series of actions on climate change on his seventh full day in office, fulfilling campaign promises such as freezing new oil and gas leasing on federal land and kicking off his ambitious agenda to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- making tackling climate change a priority across the federal government.

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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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