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Energy efficiency progress falters amid pandemic: IEA

Global progress toward energy efficiency has slowed to its lowest rate in 10 years due to subdued prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Energy Agency says, dealing a setback to efforts to curb climate change.

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Toxics

In New Delhi, burning season makes the air even more dangerous. Can anything be done?

Coronavirus lockdown brought respite from the intense pollution, but it's back with the winter smog, though stubble burning isn’t the whole problem.
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Justice

The pandemic could actually strengthen the US food system

The shock to U.S. food chains from the coronavirus has been a boon to small- and mid-sized farms and distributors. Could it be the start of a new way to get food?
Toxics

Heidi Steltzer: We need to direct more science research dollars to rural America

If rural residents elect influential politicians who distrust science, U.S. leadership on global issues suffers. Our nation and others are exposed to greater risk around issues like climate change and pandemic response.

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Climate

With coronavirus roiling food supply, local agriculture seeks resurgence

Coronavirus outbreaks in meatpacking facilities and shortages in groceries are driving some consumers to reconsider local food options.

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Climate

Your backyard could help reduce global warming

Australian researchers found during an extreme heatwave that backyard gardens lowered land surface temperatures by five to six degrees Celsius more than similar non-vegetated areas.

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Toxics

There’s a giant dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico - thanks in large part to pollution from Chicago

Just off the coast of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River lets out into the Gulf of Mexico, an enormous algae bloom, fueled by fertilizer from Midwestern farm fields and urban sewage, creates an area so devoid of oxygen it's uninhabitable to most marine life every summer.

www.nextpittsburgh.com
Climate

Indoor aquaponics farm to bring jobs (plus fresh fish and veggies) to Duquesne

Aquaponics farm to bring fish farming and fresh produce to urban Duquesne.
Toxics

Has Utah’s inversion season arrived? Proof is in the pollution. Just look outside.

Utah’s inversion season officially started Nov. 1, and, almost on cue, Salt Lake County’s first inversion of 2019-2020 began building that afternoon.
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Food

Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford and the changing landscape of America's farms

Lesley Stahl speaks with Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford about the challenges facing farmers today, the opportunities technology offers and what it's like to be the only openly gay, female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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Climate

Beset by drought, Indonesia to start cloud seeding to induce rain

After more than six weeks without rain, Indonesia will soon start cloud seeding in an effort to kickstart precipitation and end an El Niño-driven drought that has put 50,000 acres of crops at risk of harvest failure.

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Climate

Revealed: Rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

Investigation exposes how Brazil's huge beef sector continues to threaten health of world's largest rainforest.

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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.

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."

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.

Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

"Most consumers have no idea that something that is allowed in the food supply by the FDA could trigger adverse behaviors."

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.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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