Fossil fuel cars make 'hundreds of times' more waste than electric cars

Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents, according to a study that adds to evidence that the move away from petrol and diesel cars will bring large net environmental benefits.

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Teenagers taking the Australian government to court over climate change

A landmark class action against the Australian government could set a precedent that would stop the government from approving new fossil fuel projects because of their contribution to climate change.


The surprising source of greenhouse gas emissions

Changing the way emissions are tallied may help litigators focus on the worst climate offenders and shape mitigation.

The city where cars are not welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

How Deb Haaland's confirmation bid became a 'proxy fight' over fossil fuels

Joe Biden's progressive nominee for interior secretary faced harsh questions from lawmakers with deep industry ties.


Johanna Neumann: Fossil fuel dependence at fault for Texas freeze, energy disaster

A cleaner, safer, more resilient energy system is possible. With smart planning and decisions, we can make it a reality.


Amid lawsuits, Delaware River Basin Commission makes fracking ban permanent

The formal ban came a month after a federal judge set an October trial date to hear a challenge to the drilling moratorium.

The Texas fiasco makes the case for creating a national power grid

Connecting America's regional grids, albeit pricey and difficult, could help usher in the future of energy.

Natural gas exporters race to have the least polluting fossil fuels

A big U.S. liquefied natural gas exporter will start giving customers detailed info about the greenhouse gas footprint of its cargoes - a move that provides a glimpse into fossil fuel producers' strategies for competing in a climate-constrained world.


Chris Miller: Will anything stop Putin's pet project?

Nord Stream 2, a direct pipeline from Russia to Germany, isn’t going away. Neither is the clamor to cancel it.

Managers of Texas power grid resign after widespread storm outages

The chairwoman and four other board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas stepped down after millions were left without electricity during freezing temperatures.

Israel’s beaches are littered with tar after mysterious oil spill

The environmental damage is being called one of Israel’s worst ecological disasters in decades. “I feel like I want to cry,” said an official. “It’s everywhere.”

As cities grapple with climate change, gas utilities fight to stay in business

Natural gas utilities face a bleak future in a world increasingly concerned about climate change.


Annapolis sues 26 oil and gas companies for their role in contributing to climate change

The city will argue the companies violated the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and five other actions, including public and private nuisance, negligence, failure to warn and trespass, according to a statement released by Mayor Gavin Buckley's office.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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