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The Black park rangers bringing history to life

For over 100 years, the National Park Service has told the story of the American outdoors. Black park rangers are working to ensure that many important, and difficult, stories aren’t lost.
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As climate envoy, John Kerry faces tough path

As the first presidential envoy for climate, he wants to persuade world leaders to “do what the science tells us.” With global climate talks less than two months away, he faces a tough path.

What will it take for electric vehicles to create jobs, not cut them?

When President Biden announced his multitrillion-dollar jobs plan in March, it included nearly $175 billion in spending to encourage Americans to buy electric vehicles to help ensure "that these vehicles are affordable for all families and manufactured by workers with good jobs."

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U.N. General Assembly: Biden pledges to work toward ‘peaceful, prosperous future for all’

Covid-19 and climate change dominated the start of the General Assembly gathering. The U.N. secretary general warned that an increasingly divided world was “on the edge of an abyss.”

Joe Manchin will craft U.S. climate plan

Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last year from coal production, is preparing to remake President Biden's climate legislation in a way that tosses a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry.


Covid trash isn't always dangerous. Not everyone got the memo

Overblown fears that the coronavirus could be transmitted through surfaces have created a stigma around handling nonhazardous trash, experts say. Some recyclable waste has been junked or burned.
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United Nations warns of ‘catastrophic pathway’ with current climate pledges

An accounting of promises made by countries in the years since the Paris accord found that they are not enough to avoid drastic impacts from climate change.
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As climate change fears grow, a real fight over fake turf

A city’s decision to replace actual grass with a synthetic version sets off a conflict over the possible environmental and health risks of the move.

Commentary: In a Pennsylvania town, tainted water was only the beginning

Of the six neighbors on Green Valley Road who settled with the petroleum company, only the Crawleys remain. Mr. Finkler died of cancer. But the rest abandoned their homes and moved far away.

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Pescado que no es pescado: el futuro de la industria alimenticia pasa por las plantas

En restaurantes y tiendas de comestibles de todo el mundo están apareciendo alternativas sofisticadas a base de plantas que imitan a los mariscos. Y los mariscos “cultivados” en laboratorios, a partir de células reales, ya están en el horizonte.
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California wildfires threaten giant sequoias

Some of the world’s largest trees are at risk after the fires were sparked by lightning last week.

Exxon, Chevron, BP and others called to testify on climate disinformation

Executives from Exxon, Shell, BP and others are being called to testify in Congress next month after a secret recording this year exposed an Exxon official boasting of such efforts.

Late-night shows are teaming up to tackle climate change

Seven of TV’s most popular late-night programs and hosts, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Samantha Bee, plan to address the subject on the night of Sept. 22.
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The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

A huge power failure after Hurricane Ida left vulnerable residents in sweltering apartments for days. At least 10 deaths in the city have been tied to the heat.
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Unraveling the mysteries hidden in vast glacier caves

A group of scientists and adventure athletes are venturing into icy labyrinths to study their relationships with glacial melting and climate change.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

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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