Plant-based meat companies need to stop fighting each other

Brian Kateman: Infighting between meat-replacement companies is making them lose sight of the real goal.

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Cheese in the desert: Why mega-dairies are piping water onto Oregon's shrub-steppe

An environmental coalition is lobbying for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area of northeastern Oregon.

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Climate

Biden promises to 'build back better.' Some climate experts see trouble

Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.
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Toxics

Past warming periods offer a worrying view of the Arctic’s future

Two new studies show that ancient warming periods led the release of a lot of methane from thawing permafrost and Arctic seabeds.

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Toxics

Cut emissions to fight extreme weather wrecking lives, UN report says

Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the extreme weather already hitting people across the world today, according to a new UN report.

Climate

Reducing methane is good for climate, health and can pay for itself – yet emissions are still rising fast, a new UN report warns

The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the planet at the same time.
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Climate

Emissions cuts could drop the impact of melting ice on oceans by half

A new study said that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could reduce sea level rise from melting ice sheets from about 10 inches to about five by 2100.
Justice

The HFC challenge: Can the Montreal Protocol continue its winning streak?

Some 100 ozone-depleting CFCs and HCFCs are being phased out by the landmark treaty, but can this evolving accord now save Earth from the HFCs — one of which is a greenhouse gas 12,700 more potent than carbon dioxide.
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Justice

Climate justice: Do pledges ignore unequal emissions?

Recent pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions fail to account for the rich world's historical carbon debt to poorer ones.
Toxics

NC bill would ease hog farm biogas permitting

This year's farm bill includes a provision creating a general permit for animal operations to build and operate farm digester systems for capturing methane for energy.

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Toxics

Two important moves on emissions

Congress and the Biden administration are taking action aimed at sharply restricting a pair of potent greenhouse gases.
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Toxics

Airlines must reduce emissions instead of offsetting, say experts

Airlines should focus on reducing emissions from flights instead of using carbon offsets for climate commitments, experts and environmental campaigners have warned.

www.nytimes.com
Toxics

E.V. buying guide: What to know about models, batteries, charging, and more

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.
newrepublic.com
Toxics

Make air conditioners suck less

The Biden EPA is right to cut hydrofluorocarbon emissions. But sustainable air conditioning requires more than just better window units.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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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.

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EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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