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Fight against environmental racism finally gets its moment

The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.


Campaign 2020: Biden has a new climate road map. Here's what's missing

Climate investment goals, green job targets and key decarbonization deadlines were missing from an environmental platform published yesterday by a joint team of Joe Biden backers and Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters.

Pandemic's greenhouse gas cut comes with high cost

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 18 percent from March 15 to June 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at Rhodium Group. But there's a cost.


Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

Legal and financial snarls for three major pipelines are signs of a shifting landscape for fossil fuel infrastructure.

Will “murdered” tree prod Seattle City Council to pass long-promised protections?

Trees continue to be cut down as Seattle's population expands, which was the fastest-growing big city in America over the last decade.


McDonald's new restaurant is 100% solar powered

By 2030, emissions from McDonald’s restaurants and offices will need to drop 36%, compared to 2015, to meet the company’s science-based targets. This new restaurant now open at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is one step toward that goal.

6 takeaways from the Biden-Sanders joint task force proposals

Signature progressive programs like “Medicare for all” and the Green New Deal did not make it into the recommendations. But Senator Bernie Sanders’s allies pushed some policies to the left.

The limits of Democrats’ climate progress

The Unity Task Force climate recommendations are a huge improvement on policy proposals last election cycle. Now what?

Miners hunting for metals to power electric vehicles threaten Sámi reindeer herders' homeland

Sámi families in the Tarvantovaara wilderness area fear mining will destroy their indigenous way of life.


One key solution to the world’s climate woes? Canada’s natural landscapes

It's with no irony that the world's foremost scientific institutions are now recommending that to save nature what needs to be done is, well, save nature.


Some seagrasses work harder than others to slow climate change

By keeping the carbon out of the atmosphere, seagrass meadows help regulate our climate system. However, a recent study of an Australian estuary found that they're not all equally good at storing carbon.


Julian Brave NoiseCat: The Standing Rock generation is changing the world

A young man from Standing Rock reflects on the Dakota Access Pipeline court decision.


It’s easier to see the future of renewable energy with climate change data that’s 50x clearer

To plan a renewable energy project means knowing how much wind and sun an area gets - today and 50 years from now. Models of future climate change scenarios help with that, but processing the information into a visual format has resulted in a pixelated image like the one below.


Forest communities in Mexico suffer the blow of COVID-19 pandemic

Without assistance to stay afloat, community managers say they fear they will have to shut down their ecotourism initiatives, which is one of the main incentives for keeping their forests standing.

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Big Oil flows a little bit backward

Pipelines have had a very bad July (so far).

Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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