Big Oil flows a little bit backward

Pipelines have had a very bad July (so far).

Think for a minute how much the world's energy profile has changed in the past decade. Wind and solar have finally begun to shake their slumber. Big Coal is in tatters.

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Susan Glickman: Oil companies should pay their fair share for climate change

Officials desperately need to explore new avenues both to pay for efforts to make us more resilient and to dramatically reduce dangerous carbon pollution so we don't make it worse. However, the looming question is: Will taxpayers be left with the bill?

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Climate

Major COVID-related emissions drop still ‘no cause for cheer’

Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. fell 18% below last year's level in the three months ending June 15, reflecting an economy sharply hobbled by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report by research firm Rhodium Group.

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Climate

It’s easier to see the future of renewable energy with climate change data that’s 50x clearer

To plan a renewable energy project means knowing how much wind and sun an area gets - today and 50 years from now. Models of future climate change scenarios help with that, but processing the information into a visual format has resulted in a pixelated image like the one below.

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Climate

Plastic may soon be part of California roads (and that's a good thing)

California is moving toward a future where plastics may help build the roads people drive on.

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Toxics

How air pollution threatens brain health

Long thought to primarily harm the lungs and cardiovascular system, air pollution is now catching the attention of neuroscientists and toxicologists.

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Toxics

‘If COVID-19 meets oil pollution, we are finished’

The People of Brass Kingdom in Bayelsa State are worried that 48 years of oil pollution might cause serious health hazards that could be mistaken for COVID-19 and are now locked in a tussle with an oil company to save their lives and their communities.

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

In early March, the Washington state legislature passed a community solar incentives bill meant to help meet renewable energy goals and increase low-income communities' access to solar technology.

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With Atlantic Coast dead, is this pipeline next?

The death of the long-embattled Atlantic Coast pipeline has energized environmental and public health groups looking to bring down other major oil and gas projects.
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Climate

How Trump's 'energy dominance' backfired on an $8B pipeline

The legal and environmental troubles that helped doom the Atlantic Coast pipeline project have roots in the Trump administration's attempts to speed it up.

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Polar bear moms stick to their dens even faced with life-threatening dangers like oil exploration

A new study has found that mother bears are unlikely to abandon their dens when they are disturbed - for example, by fossil fuel companies' exploration for new sources of oil - even if the disturbance is life-threatening.

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Climate

Fighting with Trump over the real ‘social cost of carbon’

Experts across the spectrum agree that the Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which replaced the Clean Power Plan, doesn't pass the test on the basis of critical science, industry experience, or technological feasibility.

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Climate

Australian banks 'undermining Paris agreement' with $7bn in fossil fuel loans

Since the Paris agreement was signed, Australia's big four banks have financed new fossil fuel projects that would cancel out the national emissions reduction target 21 times over, according to analysis by the activist investor group Market Forces.

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Toxics

Georgia legislative debates over coal ash, air pollution turned toxic at times

Environmental issues dominated this year's legislative session even after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a three-month disruption and major financial uncertainty for the state.

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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.

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

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

Cutting edge of science

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

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.

Op-ed: PFAS chemicals—the other immune system threat

"This global pandemic is scary for everyone and it's even scarier knowing your family has been exposed to chemicals that may hurt the immune system."

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