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Robert J. Samuelson: Why I’m (slightly) less pessimistic about global warming

It may be possible to slow the increase in greenhouse gases, perhaps through a proposed “carbon dividend” plan.
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There’s another huge threat to the Internet. And the public doesn’t seem to care.

Cybersecurity attacks on key elements of US infrastructure, including the utility grid, could precipitate far reaching disruptions of civil society and extensive environmental damage.

The potential scale of impact is vividly described in Ted Koppel's book Lights Out.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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.

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.

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.

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