Delhi is taking the right steps. But a more comprehensive approach is needed

Only one state taking measures will not have the desired impact because air pollution is not just Delhi’s problem. It is a regional problem, and, indeed, a national crisis.
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California’s wildfires and Chicago’s derecho reveal damage of climate change

The West Coast wildfires are giving us a frightening look at how the ruinous cascading effects of climate change are coming faster than many scientists expected. We cannot afford to placidly ignore what is happening.


Had our backs?

Folks in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City will remember that when they needed the Guard, the President, the governor; none of them were there.


Britain is being left behind

The government talks a good game when it comes to radical policymaking. But its failure to invest in a zero-carbon future tells a different story.


Trump’s continued disregard for the environment and climate change poses a mortal threat

American voters face a fork in their own road this November - stay on the Trump expressway to environmental degradation and catastrophic climate change, or shift to the road, bumpy as it may be, to a cleaner environment and more sustainable future of wind, solar and other energy sources that do not involve burning fossil fuels.


Next up for national dialogue: Environmental justice

With Americans taking a fresh look at justice for minorities, they can now add some urgency to a related issue: the need for fresh air and water in low-income neighborhoods.


Democrats are getting ready to govern responsibly on climate change

Global warming has not taken a break since the covid-19 outbreak struck. The Democrats, at least, are treating it like the emergency it remains.


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.


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.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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.

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.

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.

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