Trump's final pitch to Pennsylvania: I love fracking

The approach played well in 2016, but it is complicated by split opinions in the state and the industry’s recent decline.
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Jan Dutkiewicz, Gabriel N. Rosenberg: Instead of reengineering cows, just eat less meat

Meat consumption is the third rail in climate politics. But no amount of ingenuity is going to make feedlots good for the environment.

As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing "multi-level emergency" mount

The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate warming is hitting the West hard, causing scientists to up their rhetoric and warn it is past time to move beyond planning and start aggressively acting.


French government blocks U.S. LNG deal as too dirty

The French trading firm Engie had been poised to sign the $7 billion, 20-year contract.

Belching cows and endless feedlots: Fixing cattle's climate issues

The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.

Does the EU′s methane strategy go far enough?

The European Commission has presented a strategy to curb emissions from the potent greenhouse gas methane. But environmental campaigners remain skeptical it will be enough.

EU considers crackdown on methane leaks from imported oil and gas

An EU methane emissions standard would put pressure on suppliers like Russia and Algeria to stop polluting gas leaks and venting, but proposals lack detail.


The controversial natural gas compressor in Weymouth, explained

From concerns about safety and environmental justice, to fracking's role in climate change, here's what you need to know about the Weymouth compressor station.


A controversial natural gas compressor, explained

From concerns about safety and environmental justice, to fracking's role in climate change, here's what you need to know about the Weymouth compressor station.
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Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

Climate change affects the spread and severity of infectious diseases around the world—and infectious diseases may in turn contribute to climate change, according to new research.

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Climate cause and consequence

From oil development in Namibia and the "forgotten" greenhouse gas methane, to the growing trend of climate lawsuits and restoring forests in Kashmir - we explore causes and effects of climate change.


Study: Sicker livestock emit more methane, accelerating climate change

Warming temperatures may inspire a feedback loop of climate-altering flatulence, according to a new paper published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution.


Ohio complaint system for gas industry 'impossible' for public use

An Earthworks report says that the Ohio's complaint process for the oil and gas industry is so hard to navigate that it's "effectively impossible" to use.

Will loopholes gut New Mexico's rules on oil and gas well pollution?

Environmentalists estimate 95 percent of the state’s wells will be exempt from new emission regulations.

These carbon-negative, ocean-degradable straws and forks are made from greenhouse gases

Newlight has developed a material—made by microbes—that uses methane to make everything from utensils to purses to glasses.
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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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