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Biden has elevated the job of science adviser. Is that what science needs?

The Senate is considering Eric S. Lander’s nomination after months of delay. Some experts ask what impact an adviser can actually have.
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DOE unveils grid plans to unlock renewables

The Biden administration announced new actions yesterday to speed an expansion of the nation's high-voltage power grids to accommodate the tide of new wind and solar power it has pledged to deliver.
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Toxics

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO’s climate challenge

The alliance’s secretary general on why its members must work together to adapt to rising temperatures and cut emissions.
Justice

Haaland pivots Interior toward renewable energy

With the stroke of a pen, the Secretary of the Interior just undid most of Trump's harmful energy policies.

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Climate

'Seismic shift' at FERC could kill natural gas pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's decision to assess a proposed pipeline's contribution to climate change could have major implications for natural gas infrastructure, analysts say.
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Justice

How Biden's environmental justice plan could backfire

The Biden administration's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan promises to seed a transformation toward a more democratic energy system, but its embrace of "next-generation" technologies may spark environmental justice battles, analysts say.
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Climate

FERC makes major shift on pipeline CO2 emissions

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assessed a natural gas pipeline project's contribution to climate change for the first time yesterday as it shifted policy on renewables.
Toxics

Fukushima’s tragic legacy—radioactive soil, ongoing leaks, and unanswered questions

The ripple effects from one of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophes continue after a decade, with implications for human health and remediation efforts.
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Justice

Naomi Klein: Why Texas Republicans fear the Green New Deal

Small government is no match for a crisis born of the state’s twin addictions to market fixes and fossil fuels.
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Toxics

Why coal mining is big in the B.C. Rockies but not Alberta

Mountaintop-removal coal mining is much more prevalent in B.C. than Alberta. To understand why, you need to go back decades to unfurl a story that defies stereotypes of environmental values.

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LISTEN: Texas Republicans ran a 20-year experiment. The results are in.

The state’s energy crisis didn’t come out of nowhere: it took decades of deregulation to make it happen.
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Pennsylvania: Beaver County Commissioner testifies before energy subcommittee

The hearing focused on decarbonizing the U.S. energy sector — reducing reliance on fossil fuels to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Camp's comments highlighted the number of jobs supported by both traditional energy and renewables in western Pennsylvania.

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Justice

A consensus builder for EPA when some want a fighter

President Biden's pick to lead the E.P.A. knows how to reach out to Republicans, but in a polarized Washington, some worry he doesn't know how to fight them.
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Toxics

Two mayors offer starkly different views on Biden’s climate policies

Midland, Texas Mayor Patrick Payton and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mayor William Peduto join Judy Woodruff to discuss their views on Biden's climate and energy policies.

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Oil's allies gird for Biden fossil fuel moratorium

The Biden administration has yet to act on its campaign promise to bar oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands, but the political battle has already begun.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

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.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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