'My friends were lied to': will coalminers stand by Trump as jobs disappear?

The president vowed to help the industry, but it continues shrinking despite his cuts to regulations.

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The video origin of the myth that global warming is good for agriculture

Two '90s-era coal-funded videos on CO2 featured government scientists who say their comments were misleadingly edited. How it all happened.


India plans $4.6 billion in incentives to lure EV battery makers

India plans to offer $4.6 billion (3.6 billion pounds) in incentives to companies setting up advanced battery manufacturing facilities as it seeks to promote the use of electric vehicles and cut down its dependence on oil, according to a government proposal.


Exxon touts carbon capture as a climate fix, but uses it to maximize profit and keep oil flowing

Sprawled across the arid expanse of southwestern Wyoming is one of the world's largest carbon capture plants, a hulking jumble of pipes, compressors and exhaust flues operated by ExxonMobil.


Is New England’s biggest renewable energy project really a win for the climate?

A plan to import hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts begs the question of whether big hydro along with its reservoirs and dams, is green enough to be worth the cost.

What is carbon capture, usage and storage - and can it trap emissions?

Technology that can keep carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere and stoking global heating will be essential to tackle the growing climate crisis, experts say. But how does it work, and why will it make a difference in fighting climate breakdown?


Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration

Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region, it can be revealed.


Climate change is accelerating because of rich consumers’ energy use. Here are some solutions

Somehow, in all the campaigns to inspire climate action, the onus on well-off people to take the lead on sustainable consumption has been lost.


Jacqueline Savitz: No, President Trump is not the 'environmental president'

If Trump wants to be known as the "environmental president" he should start acting like it. Expanding his decision to block offshore drilling in the rest of the Atlantic, the Pacific and Arctic would be a real environmental legacy.


Oil and gas companies must monitor fracking emissions as Colorado adopts first-in-the-nation rules to reduce air pollution

Oil and gas companies will have to control and monitor emissions from fracking and meet tighter emission-performance standards on the electric motors used at drill sites, under some first-in-the-nation rules passed Wednesday night by Colorado air quality regulators.


FirstEnergy named in Ohio racketeering lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against FirstEnergy, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and others tied to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme.


'Tiny wind turbine' can collect energy from a walker's swinging arm

Scientists have developed a "tiny wind turbine" that can scavenge energy from the breeze made while walking.


Tesla says battery breakthroughs to bring $25K electric car

At its much-hyped Battery Day, Tesla Inc. yesterday unleashed a blizzard of innovations that it said could make battery-making cheaper and result in a $25,000 Tesla within three years.

Will mining be the sleeping giant of Yukon greenhouse gas emissions?

The Yukon government's new climate change strategy does little to address greenhouse gas emissions from the cornerstone of the territory's economy - mining.

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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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