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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Hawaii nonprofit ships 1.2M bottle caps to Texas to raise awareness of plastic pollution

A nonprofit organization in Hawaii partnered with a Texas energy company to convert 1.2 million bottle caps into oil this month, an initiative aimed at alleviating the islands' plastic problem.


Revealed: The full extent of Trump’s ‘meat cleaver’ assault on US wilderness

After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show - with more on the way.


2020 debate: Most Americans want more wind and solar energy. Trump is ignoring that fact

Biden wants to transition away from the oil industry. So do a growing number of Americans.

Exxon turns to academia to try to discredit Harvard research

In the latest go-round in a continuing dispute, the oil giant's efforts to tear down the work may do the company more harm than good.


Joe Biden's effort to combat climate change would create green jobs but hit oil-dependent south Louisiana; here's why

Joe Biden is promising more middle-class jobs by promoting new, green industries in the fight against climate change.


New York says goodbye to 6 dirty power plants and hello to working with communities

"They always have the advantage of having information that we don't have access to." Now that will change.

City of Whitehorse corporate emissions up 40 per cent in four years due to unlikely culprit

Lower than normal snowpack has left Yukon Energy with less hydroelectricity supply for the city's rec centre, which has resorted to burning oil for power.


Artist paints Lynchburg storm drains as reminder: Think twice about what goes into waterways

Darienne Montgomery, 26, of Lynchburg, is one of six local artists selected to paint storm drains along Fort and Park avenues throughout the month of October.


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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Climate cause and consequence

From oil development in Namibia and the "forgotten" greenhouse gas methane, to the growing trend of climate lawsuits and restoring forests in Kashmir - we explore causes and effects of climate change.


ExxonMobil should not exist

A striking new report reveals that ExxonMobil plans to increase emissions. That's the very business model the government is enabling.


Johannes Urpelainen: To green China's overseas energy finance, the US must offer cleaner alternatives

If the United States wants to green China's overseas energy finance, it must compete by offering attractive funding for cleaner alternatives, such as solar and wind power.


On climate change, US oil companies part ways with Europe

Several European fossil fuel companies have pledged to go carbon neutral by 2050. Meanwhile, their U.S. counterparts are doubling down on oil and gas.

Russian surfers say mystery ocean pollution is poisoning them and killing animals

Surfers in Russia's far eastern region of Kamchatka have reported ocean water pollution so bad that it's poisoning them, and may behind a mysterious mass die-off of sea life along the peninsula's Pacific coast.

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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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