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Oil drilling, possible fracking planned for Okvanago region—elephants’ last stronghold

Hundreds of oil wells could come to cover a huge expanse in Namibia and Botswana, in what has been called possibly the “largest oil play of the decade.”
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Energy

Hurt by fracking but voting for Trump

Tainted drinking water, skin rashes and destroyed property are some of the effects that fracking has had on Pennsylvania voters. But those problems won't push them to vote for Joe Biden.
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Energy

EQT to grow even bigger with $735 million deal for Chevron assets

EQT Corp. announced on Tuesday that it is buying Chevron's Appalachian assets for $735 million in a deal that will make the largest natural gas producer in the country an even bigger force.

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Climate

How does your state make electricity?

America isn’t making electricity the way it did two decades ago. Now the future of the nation’s energy mix has become a major election issue.
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Toxics

As Trump officials blitz though region, natural gas and coal confront harsh economic realities

With the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on and the economy in a funk, the Trump administration's promises have confronted harsh realities.

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Climate

Oil industry expresses concern, not alarm, about Biden comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.
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Climate

The question that haunts climate advocates

The economics of renewable energy drive the cost and feasibility of climate policy - and they have dramatically shifted for the better. But the Democratic Party still faces the same coalition issues that doomed its effort more than a decade ago.

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Toxics

Oil industry turns to mergers and acquisitions to survive

With the price of a barrel stuck around $40 and no recovery in sight, companies are combining to cut costs and ride out the pandemic.
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Toxics

Zeke Hausfather, Alex Trembath: Could fracking actually help the climate?

Biden and Harris are right to be skeptical of calls to ban hydraulic fracturing, and the science on climate change backs them up.
Toxics

Kill your gas stove

They’re bad for you, and the environment. If you can afford to avoid them, you probably should.
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Toxics

How Biden would use trade agreements to fight global warming

The former vice president and key Democrats in Congress want to use trade agreements to fight global warming, but reversing four years of Trump's "energy dominance" is no easy task.
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Justice

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.

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Toxics

Fracking is Trump's 'Hail Mary' against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a "Hail Mary" attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.
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Justice

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.
Climate

3 ways COVID-19 is making us rethink energy and emissions

Lockdowns, travel restrictions, and economic turmoil are altering the energy sector­—and could be changing the way we think about the future of energy as the climate changes.
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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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