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Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe joins Nature Conservancy

Katharine Hayhoe has spent years communicating climate science information to diverse audiences, including some groups that might be politically opposed to such information, including farmers, ranchers and religious communities.

Granholm tells oil companies to diversify

In an interview with The Washington Post, the new secretary of energy invites Texas to join the national grid. But her main focus is on the big national energy transition that the Biden administration hopes to promote.

D.C. area power grid resilient, but climate change increases risk

D.C. area's power grid is much more resilient than that of Lone Star State, but flooding is a worry.

Ryan Pohl is recycling old electric car batteries to help people live off the grid

With some solar panels, repurposed car batteries and a little ingenuity, Pohl is helping this nomadic community go green.

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Bendable concrete, other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

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Hurricane Hunters’ grueling pace in 2020 may not abate with climate change

Amid a tumultuous year involving a pandemic, wildfires and heat waves, 2020 brought the most active Atlantic hurricane season since record-keeping began.


Biden is hiking the cost of carbon. It will change how the U.S. tackles global warming

President Biden is dramatically altering the way the U.S. government calculates the real-world cost of climate change. This approach could reshape a range of consequential decisions, from whether to allow new coal leasing on federal land to what sort of steel is used in taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects.
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Israel expands probe into oil spill

The oil slick, believed to have occurred earlier this month, has caused the death of at least one fin whale and six baby sea turtles.

Julian Brave Noisecat: Why Senate Republicans fear Deb Haaland

The Interior Secretary nominee would bring experiences and perspectives that have never found representation in the leadership of the executive branch.


Scientists see stronger evidence of slowing Atlantic Ocean circulation, an ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the climate

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a system of currents, has long been considered capable of a sudden shutdown, which could have dramatic climate effects.

Food waste creates more greenhouse gases than the airline industry

Food waste creates more greenhouse gases than the airline industry. But there are several ways to fix that, starting with your shopping habits.

Food waste creates more greenhouse gases than the airline industry

Food waste creates more greenhouse gases than the airline industry. But there are several ways to fix that, starting with your shopping habits.

Montgomery County school board seals deal to get 300 of the buses

Hundreds of electric school buses are about to hit the roads in Montgomery County in an effort to cut tailpipe emissions that warm the planet and can affect student health.

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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 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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