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New data shows Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions declining — slowly

Emissions dropped 5.6% from 2016 to 2019, according to a new report. But is that enough to meet Vermont’s mandated climate goals?
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Officials have eyes on forested areas in Northern New Mexico with high fire risk

A stubborn drought has increased wildfire risks throughout New Mexico's forests, and some areas are in greater danger of igniting than others.
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Canada officially tosses plastic in the 'toxic' bin

Plastic is now considered toxic under Canada’s primary environmental law — the Canadian Environmental Protection Act — the Trudeau government announced Wednesday.
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The bright side of the green crab

In Nova Scotia, a suite of innovative projects has creatively met this invasive species head on.

Study shows more than half of Cerrado’s cattle pasture can be restored

Cattle pasture occupies an area larger than France in Brazil's Cerrado biome, or 29% of the planet's most biodiverse savanna.

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AI shows ExxonMobil downplayed its role in climate change

According to a new paper, the company’s own research showed that human activity was a contributor, but public statements suggested otherwise.

B.C. 'shouldn't have approved' plan that failed to protect Nahmint old-growth forests: watchdog

The B.C. government has put biodiversity and old-growth at risk in Vancouver Island's Nahmint River watershed, which is home to ancient forests with some of the province's largest Douglas fir trees, a Forest Practices Board investigation has found.

Climate change 'twisted everything around' for Sahtu breakup

"It’s not normal." Ice conditions are perplexing residents as Fort Good Hope, Tulita, and Norman Wells prepare for the Mackenzie River to break up.
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

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.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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