U.S. approves massive solar project in California desert

The Biden administration said it has approved a major solar energy project in the California desert that will be capable of powering nearly 90,000 homes.

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U.S. moves to ax Trump rule banning California emission regulations

President Joe Biden's administration says it is moving to withdraw a Trump White House rule that sought to bar states from setting vehicle emissions rules or zero-emission vehicle mandates.

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Climate

U.S. seeks to polish tarnished reputation with new climate change pledges

The United States hopes to restore its shattered credibility when it hosts a climate change summit next week by pledging to cut its greenhouse emissions by at least half and securing agreements from allies for faster reductions, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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Brazil demand for U.S. to pay upfront stalls deal to save Amazon forest

The United States and Brazil are at an impasse on a deal to stop destruction of the Amazon rainforest, which has surged under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Originals

Weekend Reader for Sun., Jan. 28

On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump will take the podium to renew the annual American tradition of the State of the Union Address (SOTU). His audience will include both houses of Congress, some special guests, and most of the memberships of the Supreme Court, Cabinet, and the Joint Chiefs of the military.

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Opinion

Michael Mann: Stop debating climate change and start combating it

Findings from the National Climate Assessment underscore climate change's serious and ever-growing threat, but there's still time to reduce carbon pollution and keep global warming in check, writes Michael Mann
Climate

How much has the EPA changed one year since the election?

NBC’s Anne Thompson reviews Donald Trump’s reshaping of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Scott Pruitt’s implementation of it, one year since the election.
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Climate

Jerry Brown's holy war on Donald Trump

At the Vatican, the California governor rips the president's climate policies as a 'lie within a lie.'
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Climate

Massive government report says climate is warming and humans are the cause

The U.S. government's most comprehensive climate report to date is at odds with the statements made by President Trump and his Cabinet.
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Climate

E.P.A. announces repeal of major Obama-era carbon emissions rule

The rollback of the Clean Power Plan, which limits greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, sets up a bitter fight over United States climate policy.
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Toxics

Inuit say ‘nyet’ to toxic splash from Russian rockets

Inuit in Canada and Greenland are calling on Ottawa and Copenhagen to demand the postponement of a Russian rocket launch scheduled to deliver a European Space Agency satellite to orbit next week and look for alternative launch vehicles that use non-toxic propellants for any future launches. The l
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

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What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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