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Biden won’t ban burgers. But his climate plan must fix our meat system

If Biden is serious about staving off climate disaster, our meat system is not something he can afford to ignore. At least 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from animal agriculture.

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This fake leather is made from silk

It takes a lot of carbon to produce the cows that make leather. These scientists are trying to replace it with something easier to grow.
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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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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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Consol Energy, finding hungry industrial plants abroad, mines more coal than ever before

In fact, the Cecil-based company took more coal out of the ground than ever before at its Pennsylvania Mining Complex in Washington and Greene counties over the past three months.
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EPA to sharply limit powerful greenhouse gases

The Biden administration is moving quickly to limit hydrofluorocarbons, the Earth-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.
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Justice

How Arizona's attorney general is weaponizing climate fears to keep out immigrants

As the right grapples with what comes after climate denial, a Copper State lawsuit suggests creeping 'eco-fascism' in Europe may be a model.
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EPA proposes phasing down hydrocarbons, a set of climate super-pollutants, by 2036

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Monday a rule that would sharply cut the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, powerful greenhouse gases used widely in refrigeration and air conditioning.

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EPA proposes phasing down hydrocarbons, a set of climate super-pollutants, by 2036

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Monday a rule that would sharply cut the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, powerful greenhouse gases used widely in refrigeration and air conditioning.

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These new air conditioners are designed to fight the looming cooling crisis

Global air-conditioner use is expanding faster than we are adding new renewables to the grid. The winners of the Global Cooling Prize have a solution: AC with five times lower climate impact.
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Human composting could soon be legal in Colorado

If the governor signs the bill, Colorado would be the second state to legalize the composting of human remains.
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Republicans join Senate Dems in restoring Obama climate rule

The measure is now expected to move to the House for a vote, which would then send it to Biden's desk upon passage. A vote in that chamber has not yet been scheduled.
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The climate solution actually adding millions of tons of C02 into the atmosphere

New research shows that California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway.
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Joanne Chory is harnessing plants to stop climate change

Plants are Earth's original carbon capture machines. Can they be engineered to stop climate change?
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This might be the Senate’s most important climate vote ever

Halting the Trump rollback would mark a return to sanity — and should be just a start.
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

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.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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