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The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program, a partnership between Environmental Health News and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, is excited to announce our fifth group of fellows.

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The European Union has revised its air pollution regulations, setting stricter limits on harmful pollutants, although these new standards still don't meet the World Health Organization's recommended levels.

Ajit Niranjan reports for The Guardian.

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Greek citizens are increasingly generating their own renewable energy, despite challenges like limited grid space.

Alexia Kalaitzi reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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In the midst of unyielding downpours, Los Angeles' innovative "sponge" infrastructure successfully captured 8.6 billion gallons of water, providing enough resources to support more than 100,000 households for an entire year.

Matt Simon reports for WIRED.

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Japan, leveraging its technological prowess, has become the first country to issue sovereign bonds specifically for funding climate change initiatives and green technology.

Julian Ryall reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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In Florida, farmworkers have pioneered the strongest workplace heat protections in the U.S., setting a new standard for labor safety in agriculture.

Nicolás Rivero and Eva Marie Uzcategui report for The Washington Post.
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California's oil and gas regulators have officially unveiled a proposal to phase out fracking in the state.

Laura Klivans reports for KQED.

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An innovative app developed by Inuit communities, SIKU, is redefining the integration of traditional knowledge and scientific data to empower Indigenous groups across the Arctic in environmental monitoring and decision-making.

Hannah Hoag reports for Hakai Magazine.

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A Texas-based oil company has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement to tackle air pollution in America's top oil-producing area, with measures aimed at reducing emissions.

Susan Montoya Bryan reports for the Associated Press.

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Data scientist Hannah Ritchie offers a hopeful perspective on environmental sustainability, suggesting that the worst of planetary damage might be nearing its peak.

India Bourke reports for the BBC

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Music festivals are increasingly turning to sustainable energy sources, a move that's both challenging and costly.

Suzanne Bearne reports for the BBC.

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Colorado lawmakers are debating a bill to phase out new oil and gas drilling by 2030, aiming to protect public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Michael Booth reports for The Colorado Sun.

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A study from Oxford reveals a notable decrease in asthma-related hospital admissions in 2020, linking it to the reduction of air pollution amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

Gary Fuller reports for The Guardian.

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In a landmark case, climate scientist Michael Mann won more than $1 million in a defamation lawsuit against bloggers who falsely accused him of data manipulation.

Dino Grandoni reports for The Washington Post.

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Congress shows a unified front in backing fusion energy, aiming to integrate this zero-carbon source into the national energy strategy within a decade.

Nico Portuondo reports for E&E News.

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India faces a setback in its clean energy goals due to delays in solar projects, but hope remains for recovery.

Sibi Arasu reports for The Associated Press

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