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Colorado River stakeholders to face tribal rights, environmental protection and climate change

Talks to revise water-use agreements are set to begin later this year as river flows shrink. The fate of the humpback chub helps explain the challenge.
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Fight against environmental racism finally gets its moment

The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.

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Campaign 2020: Biden has a new climate road map. Here's what's missing

Climate investment goals, green job targets and key decarbonization deadlines were missing from an environmental platform published yesterday by a joint team of Joe Biden backers and Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters.
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Pandemic's greenhouse gas cut comes with high cost

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 18 percent from March 15 to June 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at Rhodium Group. But there's a cost.

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Group hopes grand jury report will put health at center of fracking debate

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
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Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

Legal and financial snarls for three major pipelines are signs of a shifting landscape for fossil fuel infrastructure.
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Will “murdered” tree prod Seattle City Council to pass long-promised protections?

Trees continue to be cut down as Seattle's population expands, which was the fastest-growing big city in America over the last decade.

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6 takeaways from the Biden-Sanders joint task force proposals

Signature progressive programs like “Medicare for all” and the Green New Deal did not make it into the recommendations. But Senator Bernie Sanders’s allies pushed some policies to the left.
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Northern right whales are on the brink, and Trump could be their last hope

The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.
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NOAA officials feared firings after Trump's hurricane claims, inspector general says

The report found White House pressure led to NOAA’s rebuke of forecasters who contradicted Mr. Trump’s inaccurate claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama.
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Indonesian parliament to probe pulpwood firm’s dispute with Indigenous group

Indonesian lawmakers want pulp and paper executives to explain the recent jailing of an Indigenous farmer who cut pulpwood trees on disputed land.

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Brazilian meatpacker expands with World Bank funding but fails to reduce impacts in the Amazon

The International Finance Corporation injected $85 million into Minerva, even though it was aware that the company’s activities involved deforestation, child labor and land conflict risks. In recent years, Minerva has become Latin America’s largest meat exporter. But doubts remain over whether it has strictly complied with envi-ronmental and social compensation guidelines specified in its contract.
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Prosecutors target Brazil’s environment minister over dismantling of protections

Censorship, persecution, and dismissals of supervisors have become the norm in Brazil's environmental agencies since Jair Bolsonaro took office.

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The limits of Democrats’ climate progress

The Unity Task Force climate recommendations are a huge improvement on policy proposals last election cycle. Now what?
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Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

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