Pipeline’s end could change energy future

At the close of the Fourth of July weekend, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy may have unwittingly declared a new independence - a breakaway from the the tyranny of fossil fuels in generating electricity.

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Maryland’s signature fish is under assault from mercury pollution

EPA enforcement has been largely on stand-down during the pandemic but high amounts of mercury recently detected in Maryland rockfish suggest it will take more than a return to business-as-usual to address worrisome levels of environmental pollution.

Trump’s scorched-earth handling of environment extends to oceans too

President Donald Trump's cruelty to the environment and wildlife clearly is never far from the top of his mind.


Delaying COP26 is not a reason to delay climate action

Coronavirus has delayed climate talks by a year. But the planet doesn’t have extra time, so action on global warming cannot be postponed.

Sea-level report good reminder for Marin to plan ahead

Warnings that many areas of Marin will be subject to increased flooding due to the effects of climate change need to be heard and heeded.

A decade after Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.

Don’t let Trump poison the air

The EPA under Trump is moving to discredit scientific studies that make our air safe to breathe, but there’s still time to stop it.

Editorial: Americans can afford a few extra pennies on their Nikes to clean up ‘diesel death zones’

Shoppers can surely afford a couple extra pennies on imported goods to help clean up diesel death zones and fight climate change.


No excuse for taking a full decade to make a ruling on chicken litter lawsuit

A full decade after final arguments were completed in a federal lawsuit over northeastern Oklahoma water pollution, a decision may finally be rendered.


We compost everything else in California. Why not dead bodies?

For those who care about how their afterlife may impact the ongoing lives of those they leave behind, human composting should be an option.


The Guardian view on an energy U-turn: The winds of change

The UK has a mountain to climb to reach emissions targets, and the government's record so far is not encouraging. But the return of onshore wind is a breath of fresh air.


Editorial: Power, politics, pollution

The North needs affordable energy and it wants cleaner energy too. To get there it will need the support of all Canadians, including those fighting for a greener energy future.


North Carolina’s hog industry could turn a corner—for better or worse

Local groups have been organizing community members to document and resist dangerous conditions for decades, but the industry has resisted demands for change. That is beginning to shift.

Heavy fuel ban pits environment vs. economics

Nunavut is now coming face to face with a conundrum that is being felt in communities across Canada.


Put a price on carbon pollution, then refund the money to consumers

If global emissions have finally peaked, it is only the end of the beginning of this climate crisis. The beginning of the end is yet to come.

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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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