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How the ‘Plandemic’ movie and its falsehoods spread widely online

Conspiracy theories about the pandemic have gained more traction than mainstream online events. Here’s how.
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Should the U.S. ban fracking?

The potential harm from fracking to the environment and local communities is polarizing. Opponents of fracking argue water contamination and air pollution warrant stricter regulation and in some cases, a complete ban.

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Documentary: Coca-Cola's plastic secrets

By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Ten tons of plastic are produced every second. Sooner or later, a tenth of that will end up in the oceans. Coca-Cola says it wants to do something about it - but does it really?

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VIDEO from Sir David Attenborough: Climate change - The facts

Hour-long BBC documentary hosted by Sir David Attenborough on the urgent need for action on climate change.

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Residents shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill

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Starbucks' mixed messages on recycling left Ellen confused

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Pittsburgh students go on strike to join international day of climate action

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Global Weirding: I'm not a tree hugger

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Kids in Clairton are experiencing decreased lung function following the Clairton Coke Works fire

PITTSBURGH—Three weeks after a Christmas Eve fire at U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works plant resulted in levels of sulfur dioxide in the air that exceed Clean Air Act standards for safety, a local physician has observed an increase in asthma exacerbations among elementary school students who live near the plant.

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Peter Dykstra: Sunday soundbites from scientists?

Even as Greenland melts, glaciers recede and Kilimanjaro sheds its equatorial snow, hell froze over in a corner of the media world last week.

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