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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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Climate change gets first mention in G20 finance communique of Trump era

Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies on Sunday referenced climate change in their final communique for the first time in U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, but stopped short of calling it a major risk to the economy.

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Climate

Under pressure: Governments urged to energize climate talks

Governments face a struggle at a United Nations summit in Spain next week to inject momentum into efforts to curb global warming, dogged by lack of consensus, U.S. scepticism and disruptive protests demanding more action.

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Energy

Rescue teams race to save hundreds trapped by Mozambique cyclone

Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.

Climate

Once Iraq's Venice, Basra's waters have now turned deadly

Once dubbed the "Venice of the Middle East" for its canals, Iraq's crumbling port city of Basra is slowly dying of thirst.

Originals

U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure.

While at first glance this story would appear unrelated to environmental health, it actually covers a story of vital importance to the environment, health, and environmental health.

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U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Merkel: We must not punish car industry so it can't develop

It is not in Germany's interests to weaken its scandal-hit car industry so much that it is no longer able to invest in future technologies, Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Climate

Water crisis spurs protests in Iran

A number of protests have broken out in Iran since the beginning of the year over water.

Energy

Merkel favors individual solutions for polluted cities

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was against nationwide schemes to let cleaner diesel cars operate in cities that restrict their use, saying municipalities should find individual ways to cut emissions.
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Energy

Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast

Japan sees little chance of the oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker that sank on Sunday in the East China Sea reaching its shores, an official at the nation's environment ministry said on Tuesday.
Toxics

East China Sea oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

Strong winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.
Energy

Rescue crews wrestle to tame China oil tanker fire; body of mariner found

Rescue crews wrestled to bring a blaze on an Iranian oil tanker off China's east coast under control on Monday as fire raged for a second day.

Energy

Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China's coast

A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country's top oil shipping firm was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese freight ship, leaving the tanker's 32 crew members missing, the Chinese government said.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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