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Young climate activists channel anxiety about floods and wildfires

From school strikes to the halls of power, young activists have turned the world's focus toward climate change. They have rallied the largest protests in decades for the environment and brought it to the forefront of elections.

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How to talk about climate change across the political divide

Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian, has written a book that lays out strategies for discussing the climate crisis in a divided country.

Bitcoin billionaires want to bring back woolly mammoths. Here’s how

A number of bitcoin billionaires and a genetics professor want to bring back the woolly mammoths in order to reverse climate change. Stop me if this sounds like the plot of a blockbuster science fiction movie.

Northern Ontario voters looking for action on climate change not just 'promises and election speeches'

The political debate about how to control climate change often pits a need to reduce greenhouse gases against the oil and gas sector that drives the Canadian economy.

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UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

The head of the United Nations called Thursday for "immediate, rapid and large-scale" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster.

Climate finance shortfall threatens global warming goals

Time is running out for rich governments to deliver on unmet funding promises before COP26 climate talks, with many developing nations saying their emissions cuts depend on it.

Climate change: Lord Deben says street lights not needed in rural areas

Street lights should not be installed in rural areas where people could use a torch instead, an influential climate adviser said.

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China ramps up efforts to tackle plastic pollution with five-year action plan

China will ramp up its efforts to phase out single-use plastics, boost recycling and promote alternatives to plastic in the next five years in a bid to curb pollution and meet the country's carbon neutrality targets.

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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

"I believe that true, well-told stories have the power to change the world for good."

Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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