Could Biden name an Indigenous Secretary of the Interior? Environmental groups are hoping he will

But Native American and climate activists pushing Indigenous women for the Cabinet face challenges. First among them? Winning the election.
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Exxon was already having a tough year. Trump made it worse

The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.

ExxonMobil’s real quid pro quo with the government

Trump suggested he could extort oil executives for campaign donations. The truth is more troubling.

Margaret Renkl: I am watching my planet, my home, die

Our world cannot survive four more years of the Trump administration’s environmental policy.

Bears, whales and wolverines: the species imperiled by Trump's war on the environment

Despite a grim outlook for American biodiversity, Trump has lifted protections for at-risk animals as part of his aggressive rollback of environmental rules.


Trump vs Biden on the environment—here’s where they stand

The two presidential candidates couldn’t be further apart on their actions and plans for the environment.

ConocoPhillips to buy Concho for $9.7B, creating shale giant

ConocoPhillips agreed to buy Concho Resources for about $9.7 billion in stock, the largest shale industry deal since the collapse in energy demand earlier this year and one that will create a heavyweight driller in America's most prolific oil field.


Where they stand: BC’s parties on climate change.

QUICK WATCH: It’s the top issue for Tyee readers. Here’s how the platforms compare.

Study: Radiation levels higher downwind of fracking sites

Researchers found elevated levels of radioactivity on air particles measured downwind of fracking sites around the country. They say health effects are possible, though not imminent.

Environmentalists sound alarm over Barrett's climate change comments

Environmentalists are sounding the alarm over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s comments this week casting doubt on the science of climate change, saying her remarks should disqualify her from sitting on the Supreme Court.

Fracking and the election

President Trump has repeatedly and falsely accused the former vice president of planning to ban fracking.

Bill McKibben: The most important global forecast that you’ve never heard of

A new scenario from the International Energy Agency that tries to foresee a world in which we reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a step in the right direction.

Fracking is Trump's 'Hail Mary' against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a "Hail Mary" attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.

Trump has made fracking an election issue. Has he misjudged Pennsylvania?

The president's energy stance may not play well in a swing state threatened by pipeline projects and supportive of climate action.

Climate change could tip the scales in these 6 toss-up House races

The issue — and, frankly, the world — is hotter than in any previous election cycle.
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

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