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Wind power company vows to help save critically endangered California condor

An energy company in California is teaming up with federal wildlife officials and the Oregon Zoo in an innovative project to ease the plight of the mighty, soaring condor, a critically endangered species of vulture threatened by giant wind turbines in the Tehachapi mountains north-east of Los Angeles.

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Fossil fuel cars make 'hundreds of times' more waste than electric cars

Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents, according to a study that adds to evidence that the move away from petrol and diesel cars will bring large net environmental benefits.

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Teenagers taking the Australian government to court over climate change

A landmark class action against the Australian government could set a precedent that would stop the government from approving new fossil fuel projects because of their contribution to climate change.

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A third of top UK firms' CO2 emissions not in line with global climate goals

Three out of 10 of the UK's biggest public companies emit carbon dioxide at a rate that would contribute significantly to the climate crisis, according to analysis that shows the scale of the challenge for corporate Britain to cut emissions to zero.

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How harmful is bushfire smoke during pregnancy?

During the black summer bushfires Sonya gave birth six weeks early. Afterwards, when her doctor told her that bushfire smoke may have had something to do with it, she was shocked – she had not been warned that this was possible.

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Chicago hunger strike against recycling plant grows: 'We're starving ourselves to save people's lives'

Activists oppose metal shredder moving to East Side, a low-income Latino community reeling from the effects of industrial pollution
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Miami Beach to cut back on famous palm trees over climate concerns

As a poster child for the climate emergency, Miami Beach has become a world leader in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise. Now the subtropical Florida city is cutting back on its famous swaying palm trees as it seeks shadier alternatives to preserve its environment and try to keep residents and visitors cool.

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Denmark’s climate policies 'insufficient' to meet 2030 emissions target

The Danish government's efforts towards meeting the country's ambitious target of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 have been judged "insufficient" by the body tasked with monitoring its progress, with measures so far announced only likely to take it a third of the way.

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How Deb Haaland's confirmation bid became a 'proxy fight' over fossil fuels

Joe Biden's progressive nominee for interior secretary faced harsh questions from lawmakers with deep industry ties.

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'It's a toxic blend': where the kids are warned not to swallow the bath water

An invisible line splits the rural road of Avenue 416 in California's Tulare county, at the point where the nut trees stretch east toward the towering Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance. On one side of the line, residents have clean water. On the other side, they do not.

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Falling sperm counts 'threaten human survival', expert warns

Epidemiologist Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species
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It's not just oceans: scientists find plastic is also polluting the air

A chemical fingerprint detected in the air in new research matched the burning of household waste containing plastics and the burning of plastics themselves.

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Driverless electric bus hits the road in Spanish city of Málaga

A new driverless electric bus has begun operating in the southern Spanish city of Málaga, in the first such project in Europe. The bus, which began running on Saturday, is equipped with sensors and cameras and links Málaga's port to the city centre on an 8km (five-mile) loop it does six times a day.

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Climate crisis bigger concern than pandemic for Australian businesses, survey finds

Australian bosses say the climate crisis is the biggest challenge facing their businesses – in contrast to their overseas counterparts, who have ranked recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic their top concern.

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Australian sport stars call for more action to combat climate ‘havoc’

The impact of extreme weather on sport, which has resulted in seasons being cut short and players hospitalised, has prompted Australian sport stars to call for greater action to combat the climate crisis.

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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

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

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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.

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