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Poland's largest utility announces pivot from coal to renewables

Poland's largest utility has said it wants to get rid of its coal assets and invest in renewables, becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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Exxon turns to academia to try to discredit Harvard research

In the latest go-round in a continuing dispute, the oil giant's efforts to tear down the work may do the company more harm than good.

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Senate 2020: In Mississippi, a surprisingly close race for a Trump-tied promoter of fossil fuels

The deep-red state is dealing with flooding, drought and hurricanes, but neither candidate has made climate change a priority.
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Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel the clean energy transition

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home?
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Oil industry turns to mergers and acquisitions to survive

With the price of a barrel stuck around $40 and no recovery in sight, companies are combining to cut costs and ride out the pandemic.
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Pennsylvanians want a lot from their lawmakers when it comes to climate change

Polls show about 70% of Pennsylvanians want their state lawmakers to do more to address climate change. StateImpact Pennsylvania asked you for examples.
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Which Pittsburgh buildings emit the most greenhouse gases? See how they compare

We charted building emissions across building categories to compare the main sources of greenhouse gases in Pittsburgh buildings.
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Zeke Hausfather, Alex Trembath: Could fracking actually help the climate?

Biden and Harris are right to be skeptical of calls to ban hydraulic fracturing, and the science on climate change backs them up.
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Trump's toughest rebrand yet? Being seen as a 'great environmentalist'

A green pivot will be a hard sell after four years of rolling back environmental rules.
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Joe Biden's effort to combat climate change would create green jobs but hit oil-dependent south Louisiana; here's why

Joe Biden is promising more middle-class jobs by promoting new, green industries in the fight against climate change.

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Biden: Banning fossil fuels in 10 years 'not possible'

Joe Biden last night said the U.S. will need to capture emissions from fossil fuel-burning power plants in order to meet his climate goals. His comments promise to cause dismay among far-left voters.
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Commonsense green

As recently as 2008 the GOP acknowledged that the Earth's warming was caused by human activity, and a commitment was made to reducing the nation's long-term use of fossil fuels. By the end of President Barack Obama's first term, however, the GOP completely reversed its position.

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Lawrence Weschler: Beyond climate denial and despair

There is only one truly serious political problem facing all of us today, and that is climate change.

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Joe Biden answers 6 Vox questions about his climate change agenda

How Biden could use the powers of the presidency to protect vulnerable communities and hold fossil fuel companies accountable.
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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

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

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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