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Coal phase-down has lowered, not eliminated health risks from building energy, study says

Thanks to the phase-down of coal, the risk of premature death in the United States due to the burning of fuels for electricity, homes and businesses fell 54 to 60 percent from 2008 to 2017, Harvard researchers found in a new study.

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Energy secretary lays out need for funding for clean energy, fossil fuel research near Pittsburgh

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm outlined her agency's $46.3 billion budget request before House lawmakers as a necessary investment in clean energy technology, while boosting funding for fossil fuel research at federal laboratories near Pittsburgh.

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New approach to blue carbon projects underway in Colombia

A mangrove preservation project along Colombia's Caribbean coast is using a more comprehensive method to calculate how much carbon is stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, potentially boosting global efforts to conserve so-called blue carbon.

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Amid danger signs, a global energy leader finds reason for hope

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, talks with Yale Environment 360 about the yawning gap between vows to cut carbon output and reality, his agency’s road map for slashing emissions, and why the clean-energy revolution could soon become unstoppable.
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We can 3D-print wood now

The quest for rare wood is endangering forests. Now we can just 3D-print replicas made from wood waste instead.
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Plant-based meat companies need to stop fighting each other

Brian Kateman: Infighting between meat-replacement companies is making them lose sight of the real goal.

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Watch this flat-pack pasta transform into shapes as it boils

To make transporting pasta a little more efficient, it doesn’t need to become a fusilli or a penne until it hits the water.
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Why Ken Meter is on a mission to build community food webs

Industrial farming drained wealth from rural America. In his new book, Meter says community food systems can repair the damage.
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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg has Eisenhower, Lincoln, and buses on his mind

Transportation secretary talks electric vehicles, carrots and sticks, and how he plans to counter Republican criticism on the administration's infrastructure plan.
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The lithium gold rush: Inside the race to power electric vehicles

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
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Biden promises to 'build back better.' Some climate experts see trouble

Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.
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To reduce carbon footprint, these artists greened up their practice

Passionate about the natural world, some artists are examining how their materials and creative process impact the environment.
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Merkel pushes for carbon pricing ′worldwide′ at final climate conference

Expectations were high for Angela Merkel as she spoke one last time at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. But her speech promoting carbon pricing and "international solidarity" left climate experts disappointed.
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U.S. push for carbon-neutral ships expected to reveal industry divisions

A new U.S. push to cut ship emissions will kick into high gear a multibillion-dollar quest for nonfossil fuels to power oceangoing vessels, but likely will face a backlash from Asian and South American nations that fear rising export costs.
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BlackRock at odds with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway over disclosures

BlackRock’s support of two shareholder-led proposals highlight the growing tension between asset managers who are calling for companies like Berkshire Hathaway to further emphasize ESG issues and executives such as Warren Buffett who are pushing back.
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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

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.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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