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These races will shape what the us elections mean for climate progress

Whether the White House changes hands is the most important climate question of the 2020 elections.


Would Biden pick the 'queen of green' to lead EPA?

If Joe Biden wins the presidential election, allies say he should pick an EPA administrator who can boost morale at the agency and craft aggressive regulations to fight climate change.

6 in 10 citizens think smart equals sustainable - and are ready to move if necessary

Among 10,000 respondents, 58% believe smart cities are more sustainable and 42% are prepared to vote with their feet by leaving their town due to pollution concerns.

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Val Miftakhov explains ZeroAvia’s all-electric plane

When Val Miftakhov touched down at Cranfield Airport in England last month, his Piper Malibu Mirage six-seater became the first commercial-grade, zero-emission airplane to fly in Europe.


How Joe Biden got greener

This spring, with the Democratic nomination locked up, Biden's campaign faced an imperative challenge: to demonstrate to the liberal wing of the party - including skeptical environmental activists - that he was their guy, that he understood the urgency of the problem and that he would craft a transformative plan to meet the moment.


Scientists launch ambitious conservation project to save the Amazon

The new Science Panel for the Amazon - modeled on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - aims to consolidate knowledge on the Amazon rainforest and guide future public policies to conserve it.


After a years-long crisis, the lead levels in Pittsburgh’s water finally meet federal compliance

For the first time in four years, the lead levels in Pittsburgh’s drinking water are compliant with federal standards.

Pittsburgh’s parks tax that prioritized equity likely won’t be collected this year, despite equity protests and a rise in park use

The original debate over the tax centered around what it meant to spend the money equitably. Since then, Black Lives Matter protests across Pittsburgh have put the issue of equity front-and-center, drawing attention — and often support — from council.


For investors concerned about deforestation, there's a guide for that

Climate change threatens ecological and economic systems. That is why investors are increasingly looking to invest in companies with a plan to address one of the largest drivers of climate change: deforestation.


16 ways the pandemic recovery could be green

As the world continues to confront the coronavirus pandemic and the deep economic fallout, environmentalists say this is a golden opportunity for a green recovery - using federal funds to avert the next global crisis on the horizon: climate change.


Will Covid-19 lead to a greener, fairer society?

Attention is increasingly turning to what kind of world we will have after the coronavirus pandemic. While there is a strong desire to return to a normal life, what should the new normal look like?

Climate change is turning the snow in Antarctica green

It is well-documented that climate change is rapidly melting ice sheets. But what is left in their place? New research using remote sensing shows that green snow algae is blooming on the surface of melting ice in parts of Antarctica.


After the COVID-19 crisis, will we get a greener world?

The current crisis has revealed a sobering truth: the global economic shutdown, which has been achieved at a devastating social cost, has barely dented our carbon emissions.


Green stimulus: Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

The effort shows how funds to help families during the pandemic could also help prepare for the next big threat: climate change.

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