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Bill McKibben: Build nothing new that ultimately leads to a flame

If “Stop burning fossil fuels” is the first principle of fighting the climate crisis, let this be the second.
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Biden to free up $1.3 billion in Puerto Rico storm aid

The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion.
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Bondholders scramble for power in Puerto Rico debt board

With Trump on the way out, a late appointment has a history of working for the very debt holders trying to secure a payoff.

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Three years. Four disasters. Social workers in Puerto Rico want change

They’re trying to help with the emotional toll from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earthquakes and now COVID-19. Social workers say they need to be part of the official response.
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“Everything was destroyed”

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Glorynel Ojeda Matos moved her family to Arizona and began a Ph.D. in sustainability studies.
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Disasters are driving a mental health crisis

From climate-fueled storms to COVID-19, mounting catastrophes are sowing stress and trauma. The country’s one program to help reaches only a fraction of survivors.
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Hurricane season 2020—here’s what forecasters expect

An ominous combination of warm ocean water and seasonal weather patterns is lining up to fuel storms this year.
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The teenagers at the end of the world

Young climate activists like Jamie Margolin are building a movement while growing up — planning mass protests from childhood bedrooms and during school.
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Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria rebuilding effort doesn't consider potential loss of half its population, new research says

A new study looks at whether Puerto Rico's rebuilding efforts are targeting the right population.
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For Latino voters, crucial in 2020, climate is a key issue

Compared to other groups, Latino voters are more worried about the crisis, more willing to take action, and more likely to say they will vote for a candidate because of their stance on climate change.
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Unequal impact: The deep links between inequality and climate change

Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre has long focused on the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change. She believes people may finally be listening.

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Is Puerto Rico about to give another terrible energy contract to an American company?

Prepa, the island’s electric power company, and FEMA have found themselves embroiled in scandal before.
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Months after Puerto Rico earthquakes, thousands are still living outside

In the past week alone, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network registered 43 “significant” quakes, leaving many people fearful of going home. More than 8,000 houses have been damaged.
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Microgrids are helping Australia get power back after the fires

The Resilient Energy Collective, created by the cofounder of Atlassian, is quickly spinning up clean power solutions in places where the regular grid is taking weeks to get back online.
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Puerto Rico's energy insurrection

The island’s electric grid is too centralized to be resilient. But politicians and investors are obstructing a grassroots movement for community solar.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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