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Northeast US: Walking, biking could save billions, lives

New research examines the health and economic impact of proposed emissions caps coupled with investments that encourage biking and walking.
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Biden administration to consider carbon border tax as part of trade agenda: USTR

The Biden Administration says it will consider carbon border adjustment taxes to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in global trade and intends to pursue "strengthened enforcement" to ensure that China lives up to existing trade obligations.

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Climate

Serbia adopts bill on climate change

With the implementation of the law on climate change, a system will be established for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it will enable the adaptation to the change in climate conditions, according to the press release by the Government of Serbia.

www.theguardian.com
Climate

A third of top UK firms' CO2 emissions not in line with global climate goals

Three out of 10 of the UK's biggest public companies emit carbon dioxide at a rate that would contribute significantly to the climate crisis, according to analysis that shows the scale of the challenge for corporate Britain to cut emissions to zero.

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Toxics

Public vastly underestimating health risks related to home fuels, experts warn

The public are vastly underestimating the impact that home-burning fuels is having on their health, the Irish Heart Foundation has warned.

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The surprising source of greenhouse gas emissions

Changing the way emissions are tallied may help litigators focus on the worst climate offenders and shape mitigation.
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Cities voted for green building codes. Now developers want to end voting

Powerful lobbying groups are fighting to block cities from having a final say over building codes that could cut pollution and make energy bills cheaper.
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Denmark’s climate policies 'insufficient' to meet 2030 emissions target

The Danish government's efforts towards meeting the country's ambitious target of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 have been judged "insufficient" by the body tasked with monitoring its progress, with measures so far announced only likely to take it a third of the way.

www.stuff.co.nz
Toxics

Natural pasture spray helps farmers reduce emissions and improve production

Scientist Nathan Balasingham says a pasture spray he has developed can reduce methane emissions from livestock and make them more productive, but he is struggling to get widespread farmer support.

Toxics

PH looks into carbon tax to fight climate change

The Philippines is looking into carbon pricing and taxation to slap a price on harmful emissions in line with the country's push to fight climate change.

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More states follow California's lead on vehicle emissions standards

An increasing number of states are looking to follow the precedent set by California and adopt stricter vehicle emissions standards as the Biden administration appears poised to green light those efforts.
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Natural gas exporters race to have the least polluting fossil fuels

A big U.S. liquefied natural gas exporter will start giving customers detailed info about the greenhouse gas footprint of its cargoes - a move that provides a glimpse into fossil fuel producers' strategies for competing in a climate-constrained world.

www.theguardian.com
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Driverless electric bus hits the road in Spanish city of Málaga

A new driverless electric bus has begun operating in the southern Spanish city of Málaga, in the first such project in Europe. The bus, which began running on Saturday, is equipped with sensors and cameras and links Málaga's port to the city centre on an 8km (five-mile) loop it does six times a day.

Toxics

Fire, drought, beetles ravage German forests, study finds

The condition of German forests has deteriorated to record levels due to fire, drought and a bark beetle infestation, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday, prompting calls from environmental groups for greener policies.
Climate

Show us the plan: Investors push companies to come clean on climate

In the past, shareholder votes on the environment were rare and easily brushed aside. Things could look different in the annual meeting season starting next month, when companies are set to face the most investor resolutions tied to climate change in years.
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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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