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Greensburg, Kansas rebuilt without carbon emissions after a tornado nearly destroyed it

As communities around the country decimated by fires and floods also face rebuilding, and a country stalled by a pandemic reimagines life after a vaccine, the city on the prairie offers some lessons in green living.

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‘It is our future on the line’: young B.C. voters say climate action a top election issue

As industrial projects in the province push ahead, four young climate leaders say politicians need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in clean energy.

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Bill proposes harnessing ocean's power to help reverse climate change

The legislation would prohibit oil and gas leasing in all areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, promote offshore wind energy and restore 30% of the nation's oceans by 2030.
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Exxon was already having a tough year. Trump made it worse

The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.
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For a state that runs on coal, Biden's climate plan could mean big change

Biden wants a carbon free power sector by 2035, while Indiana predominantly runs on coal. Here is what Biden's climate plan could mean for the state.
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Morrison government 'ignored' Climate Change Authority's advice on Covid recovery

The Morrison government has been accused of ignoring advice from one of its agencies that it should use the economic response to Covid-19 to "set up Australia for generations to come" by directing stimulus spending to measures that also addressed the climate crisis.

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Trump vs Biden on the environment—here’s where they stand

The two presidential candidates couldn’t be further apart on their actions and plans for the environment.
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Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel the clean energy transition

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home?
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Casey says mitigating climate change should be political priority

Bold action needed to mitigate impacts of changing climate already felt in urban and rural areas, and agricultural, forestry and recreation industries.

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Zeke Hausfather, Alex Trembath: Could fracking actually help the climate?

Biden and Harris are right to be skeptical of calls to ban hydraulic fracturing, and the science on climate change backs them up.
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Joe Biden answers 6 Vox questions about his climate change agenda

How Biden could use the powers of the presidency to protect vulnerable communities and hold fossil fuel companies accountable.
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How 10 billion people could live well by 2050 – using as much energy as we did 60 years ago

Flattening inequality between and within countries could allow everyone a good standard of living within a liveable climate.
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Kill your gas stove

They’re bad for you, and the environment. If you can afford to avoid them, you probably should.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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