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EPA to propose first-ever 'forever chemical' discharge limits

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that it will propose a rule to set the first-ever limits on the amount of chemicals called PFAS can be discharged. 
Climate

Dan Lashof and Lori Bird: How Congress can ensure the US meets the moment on climate change

September will be a critical month for climate action — perhaps the best chance this decade to pass legislation.
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Justice

Climate resilience efforts pose new risks for disabled people

Disabled people, who are already among the most adversely affected by climate change, are facing new risks from climate mitigation efforts.
Justice

Ramón Cruz and Ruth Santiago: Biden must appoint a climate justice champion to oversee fracking regulation

President Biden needs to make sure that FERC has a majority committed to climate and environmental justice.
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Climate

FEMA administrator says climate change impacts are 'the crisis of our generation'

Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says that impacts from climate change are "the crisis of our generation," after Hurricane Ida slammed southern Louisiana and its remnants killed several people in the northeast amid historic flooding.

Toxics

Shocking report says air pollution is cutting years off the lives of billions of people

“Air pollution is the greatest external threat to human health on the planet.”
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Climate

Opinion: Too hot for climate change: Limiting population growth

Despite widespread recognition that humans are to blame for climate change, limiting the growth of populations is largely taboo and, with few exceptions, remains off the table during negotiations of climate change, writes Hill contributor Joseph Chamie.

Toxics

Annelise Riles: Central bankers should embrace the role of guardians of the future

With central banks now picking winners and losers, citizens should legitimately ask what criteria they use to do so, and call on bankers to establish responsible investing standards that contribute to a greater social good.
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Toxics

New Mexico Gov joins Biden's 30x30 environment goal

Like other western states, New Mexico has dealt with moderate to severe droughts for years, which raise the probability of destructive wildfires. Research suggests that this extreme heat is caused by anthropomorphic — or human caused — climate change.

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Climate

Earth's hottest month on record: In the US, the West burned while the East flooded

Anyone paying attention this summer knows it has been hot and smoky across most of the U.S. But did you know we just lived through the Earth's hottest month ever recorded?

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Climate

Can the new infrastructure plan help fix climate change and save you money?

An expert explains how Biden's infrastructure plan will address climate change and save taxpayers money.
Climate

Bipartisan support for clean energy appears to be growing

After decades of climate change denial by many in the GOP and little support for clean energy, an increasing number of Republicans are reading the political and economic tea leaves and backing some clean energy infrastructure.

Climate

Highest temperature ever recorded in Europe likely hit in Italy

An Italian weather monitoring station in Siracusa, Sicily, recorded temperatures of up to 119.8 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday as the Mediterranean and northern Africa are in the midst of an intense heat wave.

Climate

Ama Francis and Kate Desormeau: The human face of climate change

The Biden administration already has the tools to provide safe haven for some climate-displaced people and contribute to our national and global resilience right now. We believe these are good first steps as we work toward our shared survival.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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