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Earth's hottest month on record: In the US, the West burned while the East flooded

Anyone paying attention this summer knows it has been hot and smoky across most of the U.S. But did you know we just lived through the Earth's hottest month ever recorded?

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John Podesta, Michele L. Roberts: A path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon

In the next few weeks, congressional leaders have a critical opportunity to join forces with President Joe Biden to turn the tide against climate change, economic inequality, and environmental injustice.

Flooding in Germany demonstrates need to prepare for climate change, scientists say

When German politicians flocked to the scenes of last week's devastating floods that left more than 170 in the country dead, they all agreed on one thing regardless of their partisan persuasions: The record rainfalls and ensuing disaster were the product of climate change.

Biden policies would help unwind destructive forces of inequality, climate change, Yellen says

The U.S. economy needs ambitious fiscal policy to help unwind destructive forces, such as racial inequality and climate change, that have kept prosperity out of reach for millions of Americans, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday.

Toxic sites in South Florida at risk of flooding

Scientists are warning about flood waters spreading toxic chemicals into our communities. A report by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlights the risk of flooding at around 1,000 Superfund sites across the country.

Swift action on green financing is key to combating climate change

As President Joe Biden and the Securities and Exchange Commission consider enhanced climate-risk reporting and stepped-up climate change mitigation initiatives, there is one key area that demands his Administration's greater attention – greening of the financial markets.

New report captures PPE pollution problem in Oregon, worldwide

A volunteer-driven effort to clean up litter worldwide is beginning to put real numbers on the amount of discarded personal protective equipment being found in the world's waterways, oceans and land environments, but those numbers likely don't capture the full picture.


A Listen into Landscape

Environmental coverage often paints a dismal picture: sea level rise flooding coastal communities, climate change and hurricanes destroying neighborhoods, or coal ash or hog waste seeping into local waterways and drinking water.

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LISTEN: The howls and huffs of our first National Park

Let's take a listen into Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and one of the most idyllic public spaces available to the American public.

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Horstmann Cattle Co. brings regenerative farming to St. Louis Metro Area

August Horstmann and his wife, Katelyn, run a 1,000-acre regenerative farm, meaning their cattle are grass fed with no added hormones, supplements or antibiotics, and the couple focus on using the animals to build a healthier soil.

Hundreds of toxic sites at risk for flooding, which could endanger surrounding communities

Millions of Americans live near Superfund sites, areas the federal government considers contaminated as a result of hazardous waste that was dumped, mismanaged or otherwise left out in the open. Many of those sites are still awaiting cleanup.

Biden’s climate change policy targets oil industry

The oil industry is emerging as a primary target of President Biden's climate policy, setting the stage for a confrontation that could shape the future of the energy sector.

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Dow Chemical backs effort to use New York City’s drinking water on Long Island

New York state has approved a treatment system to effectively remove the chemical 1,4-dioxane from Long Island’s water system. But one advocacy group, backed by Dow Chemical, is suing to have the area use New York City’s water instead.

EPA leaves national standard for ozone air pollution unchanged

The Trump administration retained a national limit of 70 parts per billion for the pollutant ozone, the same standard set by the Obama administration, after business groups fought tougher standards.
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The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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