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Oregon now has its first “Dark Sky Park”

Oregon has a new destination for stargazers and amateur astronomers. Prineville Reservoir State Park is now Oregon's first Dark Sky Park, a designation awarded by the International Dark Sky Association to locations with minimal light pollution.

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Originals

A Listen into Landscape

Environmental coverage often paints a dismal picture: sea level rise flooding coastal communities, climate change and hurricanes destroying neighborhoods, or coal ash or hog waste seeping into local waterways and drinking water.

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Toxics

Big fashion companies lag behind on green targets

The 15 largest listed fashion companies are lagging behind when it comes to meeting the social and environmental targets of the Paris climate agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals, a new report by the Business of Fashion says.

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Climate

Climate change is changing American ski slopes forever

Aspen already gets a month less of skiing than it did in the 1940s, with snow levels across Colorado having receded by 20 to 60 percent.

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Toxics

‘Forever chemicals’ found in St. Croix River, says report by Minnesota Pollution Control

The report states PFAS used in nonstick and stain-resistant frying pans, rugs and countless other consumer products have been found in the river.
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Biodiversity

Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to cheer up

Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
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Toxics

This ambitious plan to clean Milwaukee’s rivers could make them swimmable

The next stage in the revival of Milwaukee's rivers aims much higher than being a nice setting for a lunch date or an afternoon of paddling.

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Water

EPA letter criticizes Maryland over Chesapeake lawsuit threat

In a letter to members of Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday maintained its support for Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts while criticizing Maryland, which has threatened to take the agency to court.

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Climate

Maine unlikely to alter goals to address climate change in light of new U.N. report

Maine Gov. Janet Mills says a new report from the United Nations that is calling for unprecedented cuts in greenhouse gas emissions is unlikely to change the state's own climate change goals.

Ryan Smith and Hallie Taylor own the Marietta Adventure Company. (Credit: Julie Grant/TheAllegheny Front)
Originals

One Ohio River town that’s using outdoor recreation to boost its economy

Every September, tourists flock to historic Marietta, along the banks of the Ohio River, for a celebration that harkens back to the Ohio Valley's early days.

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Climate

Maine has seen a record-breaking number of cases of a tick-borne disease this year

“The risk of tick-borne illnesses remains high through November, so we urge everyone to protect themselves from tick bites.”
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Climate

How Maine tribes are adapting to climate change, threatening thousands of years of culture

In northern Maine, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs has for decades been trying to protect important tribal cultural resources, including traditional foods,
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Climate

Scientists say more right whales are dying off Canada as climate change pushes food sources north

For the past several years, including this one, endangered North Atlantic right whales appear to have been bypassing traditional feeding grounds off Maine.

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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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