Canadian provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk, report says

A University of Waterloo study looked at efforts such as flood mapping and critical infrastructure protection.

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Britain is being left behind

The government talks a good game when it comes to radical policymaking. But its failure to invest in a zero-carbon future tells a different story.


Experts: Biden's climate plan is 'bold' but lacks some specifics

Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate plan is bold but lacks some specifics, experts say. Here, three weigh in on what they like - and what they think needs work.


Study: Pollution plagues N.J. beaches, new infrastructure needed

New Jersey's bay and river beaches are most likely to be impacted by bacteria pollution and should be better protected, a comprehensive report found.


Utility's power lines caused huge 2019 California wildfire

Fire officials say PG&E transmission lines sparked a wildfire last year that destroyed hundreds of homes and led to the evacuation of nearly 100,000 people.


Insurance for when FEMA fails

Hit by more disasters, cities and local governments are taking on new policies to fill the gaps left by Washington. But are they getting a fair shake?

Biden announces $2 trillion climate plan

Joe Biden’s plan connects tackling climate change with the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, while also addressing racism. The proposal drew praise from his onetime critics.

Plastic may soon be part of California roads (and that's a good thing)

California is moving toward a future where plastics may help build the roads people drive on.


RECLAIM Act to boost coal communities passes House as part of infrastructure bill

The House of Representatives Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that includes two provisions that would specifically help coal-reliant communities in the Ohio Valley.

Democrats unveil sweeping plan to tackle climate change

House Democrats released a sprawling and aggressive climate change plan aimed at curbing U.S. greenhouse gases and protecting vulnerable communities - setting up a clash with Republicans and the Trump administration on the issue ahead of the fall election.


Electric mail trucks get a big boost in Democrats’ infrastructure bill

For months, Democrats in Congress have focused on immediate recovery from the coronavirus, saying they would turn to long-term stimulus when the time is right. The time is apparently right.


EU to make big push for hydrogen, despite green concerns and infrastructure gaps

The European Commission will come out with a big push for hydrogen early next month, but there are concerns about whether existing infrastructure can meet the demand.


Michigan dam break shows how climate change strains infrastructure

Heavy rainfall events are increasing in the north central and northeastern U.S. Many dams, homes, and streets across the country aren't ready.

Experts see environmental, social fallout in Indonesia’s infrastructure push

To speed up infrastructure projects, the government has issued a new regulation on eminent domain that will make it easier to take over community lands.

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Veeps and the environment

On the environment, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are worlds apart. But don't expect it to be front and center in the campaigning.

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.

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