Flying by the fat of the sea

Scientists may have cracked an essential secret of shorebirds’ marathon migrations.
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Federal election 2021: where parties stand on climate and environment issues

Canadians who watched the English-language leaders' debate learned little about the differences between the climate policies of Justin Trudeau's Liberals, Erin O'Toole's Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh's NDP and Annamie Paul's Greens. Here's what the federal election debate missed.

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Ida showed how the fossil fuel industry left Louisiana defenseless

The fossil fuel industry has caused Louisiana's coast to disappear. In the wake of Ida, it's more important than ever to hold Big Oil accountable.
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Pennsylvania: DEP fails to address loophole that allows conventional drilling wastewater dumping

DEP's Oil and Gas Management Program told the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board they plan to continue the process of determining if it is appropriate to develop a regulation covering the road dumping of conventional oil and gas drilling wastewater.

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Federal pipeline agency issues warning letter to Shell for Falcon project

The agency chose not to issue a fine but ordered the company to correct the alleged problems. 
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Despite federal pause, an Alaska agency pushes forward with Arctic refuge seismic plans

The Alaska state agency that holds oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge said it has selected contractors to do seismic surveys in the disputed region, despite the Biden administration's pause on oil exploration there.

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Podcast: “A permanent reactor": Fracking's radioactive health threat to Ohio will last 1,600 years without action

Industry, with help from the state, has chosen to downplay or ignore risks to both workers in the fracking industry and locals who live near oil and gas sites, treatment plants, and sewage systems.

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Podcast: Under “Chief’s Orders” Ohio operates a radioactive industry off the record

The oil and gas industry consistently claims that the levels of radioactivity in its waste and byproducts are safe – but a growing body of data proves otherwise.

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Joseph Otis Minott: Pennsylvania DEP steamrolling power plant approval is out of step with agency rhetoric

The agency must do the right thing and reopen the public comment period for a proposed pipeline in Clinton County.
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Limetree Bay Refinery files for bankruptcy

Limetree Bay Refining, the problem-plagued plant that rained oil on St. Croix, filed for bankruptcy in federal court this week as activists widened their probe of the operation’s impact.
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Amid troubles for fossil fuels, has the era of 'peak oil' arrived?

For years, analysts have predicted that world oil consumption would peak and start declining in the coming decades. But with recent setbacks for big oil companies and the rapid advance of electric vehicles, some now say that “peak oil" is already here.

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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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