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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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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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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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I tested my tap water, household products and cat for toxic 'forever chemicals'

The extent of PFAS contamination is only now coming into focus. Here's what I learned from investigating my home.

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Australia was the first casualty of the big blackout lie blaming wind power – the US could be next

Deeper efforts to fight misinformation, including from traditional media outlets, must be made. And climate resilience must be baked into every plan to transition.

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Robert Reich: Texas freeze shows a chilling truth - how the rich use climate change to divide us

The Lone Star State is aptly named. If you're not part of the Republican oil elite with Cruz and Abbott, you're on your own.

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US makes official return to Paris climate pact

World leaders expect Washington to prove commitment to accord after four years of inaction
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Revealed: Chemicals giant sold Louisiana plant amid fears over cost of offsetting toxic emissions

Chemicals giant DuPont decided to sell a plant in south Louisiana that emits a likely cancer causing pollutant, citing "major concerns" that government agencies would regulate its emissions to protect the community living nearby.

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US conservatives falsely blame renewables for Texas storm outages

The electricity outages suffered by millions of Texans amid frigid temperatures sweeping across the United States have been seized upon by conservative commentators presenting a false narrative that renewable power was to blame.

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'No time to waste': California bill would ban fracking in state by 2027

A new bill introduced in the California state senate on Wednesday would ban all fracking near schools and homes by 1 January 2022 and in the entire state by 2027.

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The life-altering effects heat is having on American children

Global heating takes a disproportionate toll on Black and Latino children - and the danger begins before they are even born.

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‘Am I going to regret it?': Forever chemicals dilemma for breastfeeding mothers

Many health experts and advocates say breastfeeding is the best choice for babies but the threat of passing on contamination from PFAS is prompting new questions.

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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."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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