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Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan

New polling indicates Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s climate plan is doing well with voters even as they are split on their support for fracking.
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The question that haunts climate advocates

The economics of renewable energy drive the cost and feasibility of climate policy - and they have dramatically shifted for the better. But the Democratic Party still faces the same coalition issues that doomed its effort more than a decade ago.

Toxics

Annie’s mac and cheese has always saved mealtime. Now it’s saving the planet

Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.
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Nutrition education is helping low-income families eat healthier

A new study shows that SNAP-Ed is working, and may help people in low-income communities eat more foods that prevent diet-related diseases and reduce the devastating impact of COVID-19.
Justice

All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula

Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.
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Toxics

Brett Hutchins, Libby Lester, Michael Ambrose: Fewer flights and a pesticide-free pitch? Here's how Australia's football codes can cut their carbon bootprint

Professional sport has enormous power to influence positive change. So ahead of this weekend's grand finals, let's examine the carbon emissions of our major men's football leagues.
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Justice

The man who took on the Irving Oil refinery and won

When Gordon Dalzell learned the Irving Oil refinery's air quality permit was up for review, he got to work.

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Fifty years ago, the concert that launched Greenpeace

Tickets were three bucks. Joni brought her new boyfriend. And a movement was born.
Climate

Gorongosa National Park is being reforested via coffee and agroforestry

Gorongosa National Park is reforesting itself with the help of shade-grown coffee and other agroforestry crops.

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Justice

Skeena sockeye returns jump 50 per cent in three years thanks to Indigenous leadership

B.C. First Nations voluntarily closed their food fishery or limited the catch for two decades to help rebuild salmon populations. This year, those sacrifices are paying off
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Scrapping B.C.’s Site C dam could lead to $116 million in savings every year: energy economist

Serious geotechnical issues and the project's escalating cost make the dam uneconomical, according to two new reports that call for the newly elected government to cancel it immediately.

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New York says goodbye to 6 dirty power plants and hello to working with communities

"They always have the advantage of having information that we don't have access to." Now that will change.
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Toxics

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.
Justice

The Russian environmental activist aiming to plant a billion trees by 2030

Russia is home to world's largest forest area but logging and climate change are causing woodland to disappear at a rapid pace. Activist Marianna Muntianu is fighting back by with trees and mobile technology.
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Ex-logger leads firefighters defending Indonesia's peatland

Peat accounts for about 3% of the world's land surface, but globally, peatlands store more carbon than all other terrestrial vegetation combined.

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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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