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Jesse M. Keenan: How to move from a wish list to a plan to adapt US infrastructure

Biden's infrastructure wish list is a strong first step for moving America's economy and built environment toward a more sustainable and equitable future.

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Global warming could cut over 60 countries' credit ratings by 2030

A new algorithm-based study by a group of UK universities has predicted that 63 countries – roughly half the number rated by the likes of S&P Global, Moody's and Fitch - could see their credit ratings cut because of climate change by 2030.

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Support 'best guardians' of forests to fight climate crisis: U.N.

Latin American governments must invest more to support indigenous peoples to protect forests and preserve their traditional knowledge

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As floods rise, government insurance shores up Bangladesh farmers

A new state-backed insurance scheme, which is affordable for small-scale farmers, aims to help them recover from extreme weather shocks and ease pressure to seek work in cities.
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If we're going to stop deforestation, the numbers don't stack up

Governments must invest far more in protecting the world's tropical forests, a key ally in warding off climate change and future pandemics.

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Athens tackles heat and pollution with pocket-sized parks

The Greek capital has started creating "pocket parks", transforming small plots once ridden with garbage and weeds, in a bid to tackle its chronic pollution.

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The 86-year-old nun backing Australia's teen-led climate suit

Eight teens have brought a landmark court case that could make it harder for coal mines to be approved in Australia. Brigid Arthur, an octogenarian nun, didn't think twice when asked to support them.

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Investor coalition pushes Exxon to do more after board refresh

A coalition of investors that oversees $2.5 trillion in assets urged ExxonMobil on Wednesday to take bolder action to slash greenhouse gas emissions and make key governance changes.

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Scientists warn of rebound after record 7% fall in world emissions

Future emissions will largely depend on the alignment of post-pandemic economic recovery plans with climate targets and green growth, researchers say.

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Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk

As the U.N. Security Council meets to discuss growing threats from a heating planet, here are some places where storms, wildfires and drought are fuelling security risks.

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How Biden could use foreign and trade policy to protect the Amazon

To tackle rising deforestation in the Amazon, experts urge U.S. climate diplomacy to focus on trade policies, economic incentives and new coalitions.

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German cabinet approves legislation to ban glyphosate from 2024

Farmers in Germany will have to gradually reduce their use of glyphosate and stop using it completely from 2024 in order to preserve clean habitats for insects, under draft legislation passed by the country's cabinet.

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Rising heat and snow-bare peaks chill Nepal's mountain economy

Hurting from COVID travel restrictions, tourist towns were relying on local visitors - but lack of snow related to climate change means few have come.

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SEB Investment Management joins Nordic flight from fossil fuel assets

SEB Investment Management , one of Scandinavia's largest asset managers, says it will no longer invest in fossil fuel companies and it expected its holdings to be carbon neutral by 2040.

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Rachel McMonagle: We can’t tackle climate change without indigenous people

What the world needs now is a leader who can connect the dots between Indigenous rights and climate action.

From our Newsroom

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

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.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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