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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wades into questioning on murky wetlands dispute as Supreme Court opens new term
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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wades into questioning on murky wetlands dispute as Supreme Court opens new term

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve on the court is an active questioner in her debut oral argument. The case asks the justices to revisit the scope of the Clean Water Act.
Boston bans artificial turf in parks due to toxic ‘forever chemicals’
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Boston bans artificial turf in parks due to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

The city joins a growing number across the US in limiting the use of artificial turf made with dangerous PFAS compounds
Another hydrogen coalition — this one in West Virginia — launches to chase federal funding
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Another hydrogen coalition — this one in West Virginia — launches to chase federal funding

A coalition of Appalachian natural gas producers, industrial companies and research institutions launched on Wednesday to pursue a hydrogen hub in the region. Again.

'Hellbent' film connects plight of hellbenders with concern of gas development
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'Hellbent' film connects plight of hellbenders with concern of gas development

"Hellbent" tells the story of a tiny, rural town trying to stop a frack waste injection well to preserve their water and a rare salamander.
No energy maker or taker left behind: How the world transitions to clean energy
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No energy maker or taker left behind: How the world transitions to clean energy

That the world is moving toward a different energy paradigm, in fact a whole different economy, was taken as a given at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum, which closed on Friday.

Joe Manchin, at clean energy event in Pittsburgh, says U.S. needs permitting reform to compete
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Joe Manchin, at clean energy event in Pittsburgh, says U.S. needs permitting reform to compete

The West Virginia Democrat’s bill would benefit oil and gas pipeline projects, by making it harder for states, citizens, and environmental groups to slow them down in courts.

Letter to the editor: Dangerous energy technology

Recently, I thanked my state senator for his recognition of emergency medical services and the importance of our water resources. These resources may be severely hurt by development of hydrogen hubs with carbon capture.

Mike Bloomberg commits $85 million to stop petrochemical plants in Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast
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Mike Bloomberg commits $85 million to stop petrochemical plants in Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is putting his wealth and clout into an effort to halt the expansion of petrochemical manufacturing in the Ohio Valley and two Gulf Coast states with an $85 million campaign.

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The Monongahela river in Pittsburgh

Chemicals linked to birth defects are being dumped in Pittsburgh’s rivers: Report

Chemicals linked to cancer and developmental harm are also released in large quantities into the city’s three rivers.

Hurricane Ian climate change damage

Peter Dykstra: With Ian, treat climate like an 'active shooter'

And let’s treat climate deniers as accomplices.

Chemical recycling grows  along with concerns of its impacts

Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.

Failure of the universities: The culture gap is now near lethal

Universities are failing us

Our educational systems are failing to prepare people for existential environmental threats

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

Peter Dykstra: The good news that gets buried by the bad

Peter Dykstra: The good news that gets buried by the bad

On the environment beat, maybe it’s right that the bad news dominates. But the good news is out there, too.