An inconvenient truth (about weed)

Federal laws bar cannabis from crossing state lines, driving up the cost — and the emissions — of an industry using indoor grow operations.
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Regulators refuse to step in as workers languish in extreme heat

As climate change turbocharges temperatures, more workers across the country will face stifling conditions with deadly consequences. A POLITICO and E&E News investigation reveals how difficult setting a national standard to protect them could be.
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Climate

'We're going to see more' wildfires, Oregon governor warns

Gov. Kate Brown discussed the Bootleg Wildfire in the context of climate change.
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Justice

Could the voting rights fight hinder climate and energy policies?

Communities of color are more likely to support pollution controls, renewable energy and other climate policies than white communities.
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Toxics

Democrats look to crush states’ highway habit

The proposed changes are riling up opposition from state transportation departments and the road-building lobby.
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Justice

It’s not a border crisis. It's a climate change crisis

There was a time when rural Guatemalans never left home. But back to back hurricanes, failed crops and extreme poverty are driving them to make the dangerous trek north to the U.S. border.
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Climate

Biden's BLM pick hit with new allegations from former investigator in tree-spiking case

Republican opposition to the nominee to lead the agency that oversees the nation's public lands is reaching a fever pitch.
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Toxics

Biden wanted a climate alliance with Europe. He's getting a fight

The European Union’s leadership is set to unveil a proposal on Wednesday to tax imports from countries — including the U.S. — that lack aggressive carbon-reducing policies.
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Justice

West Virginia is trading Trump for tech workers

The population is fleeing, jobs are disappearing and coal isn’t coming back. West Virginia’s boldest plan to reverse the slide is bribing white-collar workers to move from out of state.
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Justice

‘Rampant issues’: Black farmers are still left out at USDA

Black farmers are far behind in obtaining grants and loans, a POLITICO analysis of data shows.
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Climate

Oregon's governor worries heat wave a 'harbinger of things to come'

Governor Kate Brown warned that events like the Pacific Northwest heat wave could be a "harbinger of things to come" if politicians do not urgently confront the issue of climate change.

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Climate

Biden wants to pay farmers to grow carbon-capturing crops. It’s complicated

Farmers are a crucial part of Biden's plan to address climate change, but the economics behind paying them to capture greenhouse gases are complex.
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Climate

Northwest heat wave wilts new GOP climate resolve

House Republicans formed a new climate caucus last week, but that hasn't changed their policy positions amid the record temperatures.
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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.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

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.

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