Trump's final pitch to Pennsylvania: I love fracking

The approach played well in 2016, but it is complicated by split opinions in the state and the industry’s recent decline.
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Bainbridge comes up with plan to address climate change in the city

A city-commissioned study last year found that about half of greenhouse gas emissions connected to Bainbridge Island came from residential and commercial electrical use, while transportation uses like air travel and vehicles contributed about 35%.


Fix, or toss? The 'right to repair' movement gains ground

Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators. In Europe, the movement is further along.

Union leaders have Biden’s back on fracking. But in Pennsylvania, their members aren’t so sure

Biden’s occasionally muddled message on fracking, combined with Trump’s relentless attacks, has created suspicion of the former vice president.

A new report finds cities must take more action to curb climate change

Of the largest 100 U.S. cities, only 45 have fully established greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

Impossible foods invests $1.5 billion into plant-based milk, steak, fish and bacon

The food-tech company announces it will double the size of its research and development team to bring plant-based milk and steak to market.

Exxon was already having a tough year. Trump made it worse

The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.

Geology’s human footprint is enough to spur rage

The catalogue of planetary devastation that is the human footprint is assembled in a new study by US and European scientists in the journal Nature Communications: Earth and Environment.


Which Pittsburgh buildings emit the most greenhouse gases? See how they compare

We charted building emissions across building categories to compare the main sources of greenhouse gases in Pittsburgh buildings.

Casey says mitigating climate change should be political priority

Bold action needed to mitigate impacts of changing climate already felt in urban and rural areas, and agricultural, forestry and recreation industries.


Joe Biden answers 6 Vox questions about his climate change agenda

How Biden could use the powers of the presidency to protect vulnerable communities and hold fossil fuel companies accountable.

Fracking in California: The good, the bad and the unknown

Shale gas production does not occur in California. So, what type of fracking happens here?


It would cost just $330 billion to end global hunger by 2030

Looking at every intervention available to us, researchers have found the best combination of policies to feed everyone on the planet. And the price tag is quite low.

Philanthropies flow funds to climate technologies

Several new funds are taking on "tough tech" — unsexy but important efforts to mitigate global warming.


City of Whitehorse corporate emissions up 40 per cent in four years due to unlikely culprit

Lower than normal snowpack has left Yukon Energy with less hydroelectricity supply for the city's rec centre, which has resorted to burning oil for power.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

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.

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.

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.

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