Poll from environmental group says Pennsylvanians support more regulations on fracking

Politically speaking, the discussion around fracking in Pennsylvania lacks nuance.

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Green groups back protesters as they grapple with how best to address their own issues with race

Green groups are expressing full-throated support for demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis police custody - even as they struggle with their own long-standing issues with addressing racial inequality and a lack of diversity in their ranks.


Two GOP senators promised vote on conservation bill ahead of tough reelection races

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he will schedule a vote on a public lands package from Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.).

Senate expected to vote on Green New Deal this week

Senators are expected to vote this week on a resolution regarding the Green New Deal, a Democratic proposal to tackle climate change through an unprecedented uptick in government spending on clean energy.

A young, environmentally minded Newt Gingrich. (Credit: West Georgia College)

Peter Dykstra: Museum pieces

The popular young history professor cut a profile that spanned generations. Add a jaunty fedora and a sleeve or two of ink to the horn-rimmed glasses, wavy mane and boxcar-sized sideburns and he could well be a 2000's slacker instead of a 1970's tree hugger.

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Peter Dykstra: Once upon a time …

The American government's plunge into the environmental Dark Ages wasn't the work of one bloviating fellow. It didn't spring fully formed on Election Day 2016.

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Floods. Wildfires. Yet few candidates are running on climate change

Democrats, campaigning to win back control of the House and fend off Republican Senate candidates in states President Trump won, have been relatively muted on environmental issues this year.

Top green group to spend an unprecedented $60 million on 2018 races

The League of Conservation Voters and other groups are donating to Democrats they believe will counter Trump’s environmental policies.

Environmentalists question safety of Connecticut's weed-killing program

The Department of Transportation stresses that its crews are well-trained and the chemicals are safe. The environmental community, however, is not so sure about the safety.


Joel Connelly: Endangered species – 'green' Republican – spotted at ocean

The Republicans' 2016 gubernatorial nominee, Bill Bryant, is keeping alive an endangered political species – the Republican conservationist.


LCV says Carlos Curbelo’s climate change record took a step back

Miami Republican Carlos Curbelo’s climate-change record took a step back in the eyes of the League of Conservation Voters in 2017.

Wisconsin lawmakers consider eliminating state air pollution rules

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a proposal that would eliminate all of the state’s air quality regulations by the end of next year.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

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My urban nature gem

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

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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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