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Climate change targets achievable by keeping global emissions to COVID levels, scientists say
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Climate change targets achievable by keeping global emissions to COVID levels, scientists say

Between 2019 and 2020, global CO2 emissions experienced the greatest year-on-year drop in recorded history. Researchers say we have to cut emissions by that much every year to keep climate change within safe boundaries.
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Farm nursery in Cape Town, South Africa. (Credit: Anaya Katlego/Unsplash)

Covid to climate change leave Africans hungry and unhealthy

The economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with conflict and climate shocks, is driving hunger to unprecedented levels, with African leaders warning it’s raising health risks and cutting access to care.
Clarence Thomas suggests Covid vaccines are developed using cells of ‘aborted children’
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Clarence Thomas suggests Covid vaccines are developed using cells of ‘aborted children’

Cells obtained from elective abortions decades ago were used in testing during the Covid vaccine development process, a practice that is common in vaccine testing.
The Warhol connects the exhibit of Paola Pivi with conservation and environmental art
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The Warhol connects the exhibit of Paola Pivi with conservation and environmental art

There’s a hidden gem tucked in Butler County. An art installation that reclaimed an abandoned coal mine for native plant and animal species. Last month, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh hosted a nature outing there in connection with the current art exhibit, I Want It All, by Italian artist Paola Pivi, which bridges the relationship between human manipulation and wildlife.

U.S. Steel meets U.S. solar in Leetsdale manufacturing facility
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U.S. Steel meets U.S. solar in Leetsdale manufacturing facility

It goes like this: Identify a region where solar development is expected to grow. Find a steelmaker in that region. Look for a manufacturing partner nearby. Connect the dots and repeat.

U.S. Steel's plans to remake Granite City Works to cost nearly 1,000 jobs
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U.S. Steel's plans to remake Granite City Works to cost nearly 1,000 jobs

U.S. Steel Corp. is planning to end production at the century-old blast furnaces at its Granite City Works in Illinois and sell them to SunCoke Energy Inc., which would build a pig iron production facility to supply U.S. Steel’s mini-mills.

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LISTEN: Jennifer Roberts on nature as medicine

Dr. Jennifer D. Roberts joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss nature as medicine for our physical and mental health.

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Poll: 75% of Pennsylvanians accept evidence of climate change
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Poll: 75% of Pennsylvanians accept evidence of climate change

A new statewide poll shows three quarters of Pennsylvanians accept that global warming is happening.

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IN-DEPTH: What we know about PFAS in our food

Amid inadequate testing and a lack of regulation, we’re all eating “forever chemicals.”

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Peter Dykstra: American Invasive Species Hall of Fame, part 1

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