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17 Mass. communities awarded funds to plan for coastal storm, climate change impacts

More than $3.2 million in funding has been awarded to coastal communities in Massachusetts to support local efforts to proactively plan for and adapt to storm and climate change impacts.

Feisty barracuda caught in Alberni Inlet, far from its normal range

A menacing-looking barracuda has been netted in Alberni Inlet, thousands of kilometres from its usual home in the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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Biden's $2 trillion climate plan aims to correct racial disparities

Joe Biden on Tuesday released a $2 trillion plan to address climate change with an emphasis on correcting racial economic disparities.

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Republicans say Biden energy plan will help GOP in rust belt states

Top Republicans are looking to target presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate and infrastructure plan.

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A pandemic and surging summer heat leave thousands struggling to pay utility bills

High unemployment, stay at home orders and rising temperatures due to climate change are fueling energy insecurity and furthering the need for assistance.
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'My eyes opened': Duckworth's environmental justice journey

Environmental justice is a relatively new focus for Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a disabled veteran whose well-known war record makes her a sought-after voice on national security issues and puts her in contention as a running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
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Coalition backs 'cloud-brightening' trial on Great Barrier Reef to tackle global heating

A government-backed research program to make the Great Barrier Reef more resilient to global heating will spend $4.7m this financial year developing technologies that could shade corals and make clouds more reflective during marine heatwaves.

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Robot fleet steals storms' secrets and fights sharks

An array of seagoing robots are waiting for hurricanes to enter U.S. coastal waters. Up to 30 drones will be used to study climate change.
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Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

A fracking giant's fall

Chesapeake Energy was a fracking pioneer on a meteoric rise. Last week, it fell to Earth.

Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

EHN staff shares their top book recommendations for the summer.

Coronavirus is creating a crisis of energy insecurity

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.

Ode to Jersey

From shark attacks to the "syringe tide"—a brief look at the highs and lows of New Jersey's environmental past.

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