What Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation will mean for Joe Biden’s climate plan

Barrett's confirmation will scramble the current distribution of power on the Court, displacing the chief justice as its putative center and pulling it rightward.

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6 energy battles to watch this fall

Federal judges across the country are poised to take on a slew of cases with major consequences for pipelines, power plants, and oil and gas leasing - just as the country prepares for the possibility of a new president with a markedly different energy agenda.


Extinction Rebellion calls move to class it as organised crime group 'ridiculous'

Extinction Rebellion has described government moves to treat the climate crisis protest movement as an organised crime group as "ridiculous".


Extinction Rebellion: Rights experts say peaceful protest in UK under threat

Civil liberty experts have warned that peaceful protest is under threat in the UK, after the environmental campaigners were targeted with pre-emptive arrest and "unworkable restrictions" were placed on this week's Extinction Rebellion demonstrations.


Portuguese children sue 33 countries over climate change at European court

Young activists from Portugal have filed the first climate change case at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, demanding 33 countries make more ambitious emissions cuts to safeguard their future physical and mental wellbeing.


Businesses break contracts and blame virus. Is climate next?

A surge of lawsuits over broken business contracts during the coronavirus pandemic could serve as a lesson to companies brokering agreements that might be affected by rising tides and stronger storms.

Workers to clean storm drains after weeks of tear gas use in Portland

The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services will clean six storm drains surrounding the Multnomah County Justice Center following weeks of law enforcement using tear gas and other crowd-dispersal agents.


Groups sue to overturn order on climate change

A coalition of business and trade groups says Gov. Kate Brown illegally overstepped her authority in March when she issued an executive order mandating steep greenhouse gas reductions in the state.


Bayer sends private investigator to U.S. farm, appeals weed-killer case

Bayer AG sent a private investigator this month to evaluate the business of a U.S. peach grower who won a $265 million court verdict against the company and rival BASF SE, in a bid to overturn the decision, according to court filings.

Enviros to court: Trump 'cut every corner' on NEPA overhaul

Environmental groups are hauling the Trump administration to court for what they argue was a failure to follow the correct process for updating regulations on how to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

German prosecutors search offices in Fiat, Iveco emissions probe

Fiat Chrysler and CNH Industrial offices were searched in Germany, Italy and Switzerland as part of a probe initiated by German prosecutors investigating emissions fraud.


Greta Thunberg plans to donate one million-euro prize to green causes

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday she would donate 1 million euros ($1.14 million) from a new prize she has won to groups tackling climate change and defending nature.

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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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