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Calls for US, China to work together and ‘set example’ on climate change

The countries are the two biggest carbon emitters in the world, and experts at virtual talks say cooperation on climate, energy and green finance will benefit everyone.
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Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Health Department starts providing Mon Valley poor air quality alerts

The Allegheny County Health Department will now be providing public alerts when air quality forecasts show a potential for poor air quality in the Monongahela River Valley.

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Justice

How computer mapping could help Biden find and fix polluted neighborhoods

California's mapping tool is a model for President Joe Biden's government, as it executes a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that could channel billions into communities around the country.

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Toxics

Carbon pollution from Irish big industry falls by 6.4%

Ireland's carbon pollution from big industries fell by 6.4% in 2020 to the lowest level since 2005, which was lower than the European average.
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CANNELTON - Bullpush Mountain isn't a mountain anymore. It's a flat, grassy meadow that stands out among the wooded hills along the Fayette-Kanawha County line.More than 25 years ago, Cannelton
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Climate

Florida leaders OK using affordable housing trust fund for sea level rise, sewage plants

The Florida House sent to the governor a bill that would divvy up more than $400 million in tax dollars that in the past have been targeted toward affordable housing to also battle sea level rise and pay for sewage projects.

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Toxics

UPS is testing electric helicopter mail carriers

The deal puts sustainability front and center for the mail company.
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Climate

Kerry takes climate change message to Asia

John Kerry, in Asia on his first trip as the special presidential envoy for climate, is urging cooperation between the U.S. and China, and everyone else, on climate change because "no one nation can solve this problem by itself — impossible. Each of us needs everybody else at the table to make this happen."

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Climate

US must electrify municipal fleets, bolster transit and zero-emission car sales to reverse ‘public health disaster,’ Massachusetts nonprofit report says

Last April, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented lockdown, Americans came along for the ride in a climate science experiment.

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Toxics

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss why there was enormous natural gas flaring in the midst of the crippling power outages this February in Texas. Next, they look at how California has saved lives over the last three decades by reducing diesel emissions by 78%.

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Climate

China still weighs climate summit RSVP a week after Joe Biden’s invitation

A week after getting an invitation from the United States to attend a global leaders' climate summit, Beijing said it was still considering whether to take part, highlighting the challenges it faces in dealing with Washington.

Climate

Lauren Swan: Legislature finally noticing threat from climate change

Proposed legislation recognizes the potential damage residents and businesses face from more frequent flooding and more powerful storms.
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Climate

Washington state leaders hope Biden infrastructure plan aids road maintenance, climate change efforts

Washington state leaders hope President Biden's infrastructure plan will bring more funding to keep Washingtonians safer and move residents into a greener future.

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Climate

Power drinkers - Aussie brewer offers beer for excess solar energy

How about a cool beer in exchange for your excess solar power? That's the offer from Asahi Group's Carlton and United Breweries in Australia, serving up Victorian Bitter to households who have rooftop solar power to spare, in what the companies involved believe to be a world first.

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Roaring success of Scottish windfarm shows global potential

Hywind Scotland is breaking world records for maximum output and now other firms are competing for sites.

From our Newsroom

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

"The evidence linking paraquat to Parkinson's disease is probably the strongest of any pesticide commonly used."

Op-ed: Flood survivors find common ground in a divided nation

Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

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