Bracing for Biden climate rules, U.S. Chamber asks Congress to make laws

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country's biggest and most influential business lobby group, shifted its position on climate change, saying Congress should pass laws pushing companies to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood remark on 2020's tie with 2016 for the hottest year on record, and explore the climate-warming consequences of methane leaks from abandoned oil and gas wells in the ocean. They then turn to the history calendar to celebrate the birthday of Aldo Leopold, the renowned author of Sand County Almanac and the ecologist known as "the father of wildlife conservation".

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Ocean acidification affecting California mussels

A UC San Diego researcher says an increasingly acidic ocean is having an impact on shellfish that live in the nearshore environment.

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Climate change issues proposed again in Florida Senate

An effort is back in the Florida Senate to permanently set up a statewide office to consider climate change impacts, as environmentalists wait for a new chief resiliency officer to be appointed.

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Former Governor Snyder to face criminal charges in connection to Flint water crisis

Former Governor Rick Snyder and several other state officials will be facing criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis.
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Environmentalists make a case for leaving fossil fuels in the ground

Economic, climate and healthcare upheavals point to the need to move toward developing cleaner energy sources, environmentally friendly jobs and healthier communities, participants in a Reuters Next panel say.

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Push for climate reparations, environmental justice continues this session with HEAL Act

As state lawmakers gear up for the new legislative session, advocates for environmental justice are urging them to pass the HEAL Act of 2021. The acronym stands for "Healthy Environment for All."

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Saudi Crown Prince launches zero-carbon city in NEOM business zone

Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Sunday unveiled plans to build a zero carbon city at NEOM, the first major construction project for the $500 billion flagship business zone aimed at diversifying the economy of the world's largest oil exporter.
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How city roads trap migrating fish

Globally, the numbers of monitored migratory fish species have declined by an average of 76% since 1970. Culverts have contributed to this by disrupting the access of these species to food and spawning areas.

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Analysis: Thin Democratic control of Senate offers Biden chance for steps on climate

Democratic control of the Senate offers President-elect Joe Biden an opportunity to advance parts of his climate agenda, but the paper-thin majority likely puts sweeping global warming legislation beyond reach.
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Analysis: Thin Democratic control of Senate offers Biden chance for steps on climate

Democratic control of the Senate offers President-elect Joe Biden an opportunity to advance parts of his climate agenda, but the paper-thin majority likely puts sweeping global warming legislation beyond reach.
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Pond Inlet pitches compromise deal on Mary River mine expansion

The Hamlet of Pond Inlet says it's now ready to support a controversial expansion of the Mary River iron mine — but only under certain conditions.

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Campaigners urge Scottish Government to ban plastic

Under the EU's Single-Use Plastic Directive, member states have to introduce restrictions on the sale of some of the most environmentally-harming single-use plastic products by July 2021.

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A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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