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Gina McCarthy climate change

Op-ed: Gina McCarthy takes the reins on national climate action

Gina McCarthy, President Biden's Director of the Office of Domestic Climate Policy, has her work cut out for her.

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COVID-19 vaccine

Op-ed: The tempting but false COVID-19, climate analogy

As we gradually work our way out of the pandemic with the development and distribution of vaccines, what does our evolving success tell us about the possibilities of resolving the climate change crisis?

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Bell: Pump the breaks on climate tax talk

The oddly broad-based support for a carbon tax should make us wake up and pay attention to the important policy details.

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Commentary: To tax or not to tax—that is the question.
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Commentary: To tax or not to tax—that is the question.

As bad news continues to roll in regarding the accelerating impacts of greenhouse gases accumulating in the atmosphere, there is increasing discussion about imposing a carbon tax. Economists across the political spectrum support it, from Irwin Seltzer’s camp that remains “uncertain as to whether there is a global warming phenomenon” to William Nordhaus, who unequivocally views climate change as a threat.

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environmental justice

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PFAS in food

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PFAS Testing

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Flora and fauna that have left their mark.