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New poll shows majority of Pennsylvanians oppose fracking

A new CBS/YouGov poll of Pennsylvanians shows that a slight majority of the state now opposes fracking, with 52% of voters opposed and a corresponding 48% voting in favor of fracking.

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What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?

As cities’ old gas infrastructure starts failing (with often deadly consequences), the proposed solution is often repairs. But a transition to a clean economy involves eliminating natural gas, so why not start now?
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Marine heat waves are becoming more common and intense. What can we do to minimize harm?

Improved "weather forecasts" for oceans hold hope for reducing devastation to fisheries and ecosystems around the world.

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Concrete, a centuries-old material, gets a new recipe

A building block in most construction projects, concrete is responsible for about 8 percent of global carbon emissions. Several companies are working to create a greener mix.
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EPA to lift Obama-era controls on methane, a potent greenhouse gas

The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.
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Composting has been scrapped. These New Yorkers picked up the slack

People like Vivian Lin, who quit her job at an architecture firm to start a composting business, have helped fill the void after the city suspended curbside organic waste collection.
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India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population
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Extreme droughts in central Europe likely to increase sevenfold

Extreme droughts are likely to become much more frequent across central Europe, and if global greenhouse gas emissions rise strongly they could happen seven times more often, new research has shown.

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Hurricane forecast: ‘One of the most active seasons on record’

Following a record number of Atlantic Ocean storms over the past two months, including five that struck the United States, government scientists on Thursday updated their forecast for the remainder of the hurricane season, saying it was likely to be extremely active.

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Biotechnology could change the cattle industry. Will it succeed?

Gene editing could help scientists produce cows that are meatier and better for the planet. But many hurdles remain.
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BP reports a huge loss and vows to increase renewable investment

The European oil giant has plans for a future with more electrical generation.
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Hurricane, fire, Covid-19: Disasters expose the hard reality of climate change

Twin emergencies on two coasts this week - Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire - offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.

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Matthew Pennycook: Biden has shown that bold climate action is now common sense. Will UK politicians learn?

Joe Biden's pledge to create millions of well-paid jobs, boost public transport and cut inequality highlights Britain's lack of ambition.

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Rising seas could menace millions beyond shorelines, study finds

As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says.
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A quarter of Bangladesh is flooded. Millions have lost everything

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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