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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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In a clash over climate and affordability, home builders are lobbying against stricter energy efficiency standards for new houses, citing cost concerns.

Anna Phillips reports for The Washington Post.

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Maine's Governor Janet Mills announces the development of a port on Sears Island to support floating offshore wind farms, aiming to position the state as a leader in renewable energy.

Heather Richards reports for E&E News.

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A recent study highlights foundational and operational principles to guide the implementation of natural climate solutions, emphasizing sustainability and equity.

Spoorthy Raman reports for Mongabay.

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President Biden's ambitious electric vehicle policy is encountering hurdles, including slowing sales and political complexities in Michigan.

Zack Colman reports for POLITICO.

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Koh Jik, a small island in Thailand, has emerged as a model of sustainability by transitioning almost entirely to solar power.

Pattamon Wongrattna reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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A new study highlights the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to significantly reduce childhood asthma attacks and other health issues caused by exhaust exposure, particularly in low-income, urban areas.

Katie Myers reports for Grist.

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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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Glass Pharms, a UK-based firm, has achieved a milestone in producing the world's first carbon-neutral cannabis.

Damien Gayle reports for The Guardian.

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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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Greenpeace's Chief Technology Officer, Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa, highlights the need for the tech industry to prioritize environmental sustainability.

Stephen Armstrong reports for WIRED.

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Supporters fear the possibility of a second Trump presidency and the environmental regulatory rollbacks that would surely follow.

Robin Bravender, Kevin Bogardus, and Michael Doyle report for Politico.

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An initiative in Wales plans to capture carbon emissions from a major gas power station and bury them at sea.

Steffan Messenger reports for BBC News.

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Virginia's transition to renewable energy gains momentum with the election of Kelsey Bagot and Samuel Towell as key utility regulators.

Hannah Chanatry reports for Inside Climate News.

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Nevada's rush to lithium mining for green energy faces a critical need for state-level planning to protect local communities and the environment.

Jeniffer Solis reports for Nevada Current.

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Georgia's push for community solar energy is met with resistance from Georgia Power, highlighting the complexities of expanding renewable energy in the state.

Jill Nolin reports for Georgia Recorder.

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Ross Gelbspan, a journalist who exposed the financial interests fueling climate change denial, has died, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for truth in environmental reporting.

Brian Murphy reports for The Washington Post.

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