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Year 2020: Last chance to avoid rebound into carbon chaos

The decisions made during the remainder of this year – a mere 6 months – to recover economically from the COVID-19 crisis, are likely to determine the practical actions set in motion for the next 3 years, in terms of controlling carbon emissions, and thence the course of the climate crisis up to 2050… and beyond.

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Climate

Will civilization’s response to COVID-19 lead to a more sustainable, equitable world?

Having been shaken to our collective core by the COVID19 pandemic, can we muster the will to make major changes in how we rebuild our systems, to truly transform how we function as a society for the betterment of Earth and her inhabitants?

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Justice

Mustafa Santiago Ali: Trump’s EPA is creating COVID-19 sacrifice zones

We are the forgotten ones, the canaries in the coal mines, the disenfranchised and the disposable.

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Justice

10 critical water scarcity facts we must not ignore

We’ll discuss the role that humans play in the global water crisis and we’ll cover the 10 most alarming water scarcity facts that we shouldn’t ignore.
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Toxics

A little bit means a lot: Why minute toxins in the environment matter

It used to be a mantra in environmental circles that "the solution to pollution is dilution." That simply isn't tenable anymore, and it probably never was.
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Justice

Meghan Kallman: Turning toward each other

The most important question in the world right now is whether a capitalist society like the United States, and a capitalist international order like the one we all live in, is capable of reducing our emissions enough to sustain life.

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Population

Avoiding extinction: Participation in the nested complexity of life

The most adequate qualitative indicator is the emergence of resilience in the nested complexity that supports life as a planetary process.
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Toxics

How a sustainable food system is built

So when we first undertake an agroecological approach to farming, we are literally building a sustainable food system from the ground up.
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Biodiversity

A Green New Deal for agriculture

What sort of politics can take on the complex of industrial agriculture, large-scale processors, and the chemical industry that supports them?
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Climate

Richard Heinberg: The Big Picture

Humanity has a lot of problems these days.

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Population

Overpopulation Podcast: Population IS a problem

Overpopulation is the main driver of resource depletion, dire poverty, climate change, and species extinction.

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Energy

'Mud and confusion': Oil and gas industry goes on defense as studies show offshore exploration could kill zooplankton

Seismic surveys involve an underwater air gun pulled behind a boat and fired at intervals, and as the shock waves bounce off the sea floor and return to sensors, they help reveal where oil and gas might be.
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Energy

Making charcoal

Charcoal is simply wood that has been burned without oxygen, either by being heated but sealed away from oxygen or setting it on fire and cutting off air.

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Toxics

The fracking industry is cannibalizing its own production, increasing spill risks

These frac hits can reduce the pressure in the parent well leading to lower production and they can damage the parent well.
From our Newsroom

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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.

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