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Kamala Harris’s stance on fracking could be liability in Pennsylvania

Fracking has turned Pennsylvania into the nation’s second-largest producer of natural gas. Joe Biden’s pick of fracking-foe Kamala Harris as his running mate could be a hurdle in the state for the Democrats.

Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate in Body at High Levels - WSJ

For the second time in less than a year, a study of common sunscreen ingredients has established that the chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream at concentrations far greater than the Food and Drug Administration’s safety threshold.

This is what it looks like when a Texas oil boom busts

A year ago, the Permian Basin region was one of America’s hottest labor markets, fueled by a fracking gold rush. Today, the oil field has all but shut down, and everyone is feeling the pain, from restaurant owners to landlords to barbers.

Coronavirus is buying time on climate change. Will we make use of it?

Carbon emissions appear to be plateauing amid the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, making dire scenarios less likely. But limiting warming will still require steep emission cuts.

Joe Biden weighs new climate proposals, despite GOP attacks

In battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Republicans are portraying the presumptive Democratic nominee as a threat to the oil and gas industry.

Shell sets more ambitious emissions goals

Royal Dutch Shell agreed Thursday to set bolder carbon-emissions goals after engaging with a group of investors representing $40 trillion in assets under management.

How environmental movement plans to leverage the coronavirus pandemic

One hopeful development arising from the coronavirus pandemic: Global air quality is improving dramatically as the outbreak sends many countries into lockdown, climate scientists say.

U.K.’s audit regulator reviews climate change disclosures

The accounting and audit regulator for the U.K. and Ireland said Thursday it would review how companies and auditors are assessing and reporting on the impact of climate change on their business.

U.K. moves to require pensions to disclose climate change plans

British pension funds may soon need to explain how they are fighting climate change under a global framework as the U.K. aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

After string of rare cancer cases, Pennsylvania investigates potential link to fracking

An increase in the number of teens and young adults diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in southwest Pennsylvania has prompted the state to look for a link between fracking and the disease.
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Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest aims to end plastic pollution

Australian billionaire and philanthropist Andrew Forrest is working to transform the market for producing plastic so that it's cheaper to make it from recycled material than from fossil fuels.

Future returns: Investing to drive climate action

The effect climate change is having on the planet is apparent in melting glaciers, persistent droughts, and fiercer storms.

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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 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: 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: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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