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Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on Sunday on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic amid a push by the Kremlin to expand the country's activities in the region.
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Biden administration to consider carbon border tax as part of trade agenda: USTR

The Biden Administration says it will consider carbon border adjustment taxes to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in global trade and intends to pursue "strengthened enforcement" to ensure that China lives up to existing trade obligations.

Climate

The Louvre moves its treasures as climate change brings more floods to Paris

When the River Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, officials at the Louvre Museum were relieved some of their most valuable items were safely stored in northern France.
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Fire, drought, beetles ravage German forests, study finds

The condition of German forests has deteriorated to record levels due to fire, drought and a bark beetle infestation, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday, prompting calls from environmental groups for greener policies.
Climate

Show us the plan: Investors push companies to come clean on climate

In the past, shareholder votes on the environment were rare and easily brushed aside. Things could look different in the annual meeting season starting next month, when companies are set to face the most investor resolutions tied to climate change in years.
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Alaska thunderstorms could triple if climate trends continue, scientists warn

Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms - along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring - if current climate trends continue, a team of scientists warns.

Climate

Biden says U.S., Canada to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050

U.S. President Joe Biden says that he and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

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David Attenborough to U.N.: 'Climate change a threat to global security, I don't envy you'

British naturalist David Attenborough warned on Tuesday that climate change is the biggest security threat that modern humans have ever faced, telling the U.N. Security Council: "I don't envy you the responsibility that this places on all of you."
Climate

Cost of flood damage to U.S. homes will increase by 61% in 30 years

Rising sea levels and extreme weather could cause $20 billion of flood damage to at-risk U.S. homes this year, rising to $32 billion by 2051, according to research from New York-based flood research non-profit First Street Foundation.

Climate

Arctic drilling plan in Alaska hits roadblock

Plans for seismic surveys to help find oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have fizzled due to a lack of protection for polar bears, according to a brief statement Saturday from the Department of the Interior.
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Toxics

Texas freeze led to release of tons of air pollutants as refineries shut

The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this week, according to figures provided to the state, as one environmental crisis triggered another.
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White House revokes Trump order limiting climate change in federal reviews

The Biden administration has revoked a Trump administration policy that aimed to prevent federal agencies from weighing climate change impacts in their decision-making around major projects like pipelines and highways.

Climate

EU readies reforms to energy treaty as climate criticisms mount

The European Commission is expected to propose reforms to an international energy treaty as early as Monday, EU officials said, after some governments have said the bloc should consider quitting the agreement because it could threaten climate goals.
Climate

Oil refineries shut as Texas energy industry reels from deep freeze

A deep freeze across Texas over the weekend took a toll on the energy industry in the largest U.S. crude-producing state, shutting oil refineries and forcing restrictions from natural gas pipeline operators.
Climate

France's BNP to stop financing firms farming deforested land in the Amazon

France's largest bank BNP Paribas pledged on Monday to stop financing firms producing or buying either beef or soybeans cultivated on land in the Amazon cleared or converted after 2008.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

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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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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