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A Nobel for climate economics

Worthy of your time: A nuanced discussion on Twitter about winners William Nordhaus and Paul Romer.

Plenty of conversations erupted on Twitter after the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in economics to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, who pioneered environmental economics and efforts to create long-term sustainable economic growth.


One discussion, triggered by veteran Vox reporter David Roberts, is worthy of your attention for its nuance and its reference to Harvard University's Martin Weitzman, another titan in the field of environmental economics.


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Will climate change increase the presence of pathogens in drinking water?

As storms grow more severe and temperatures climb, contamination of groundwater by animal and human waste could be on the rise as well.

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Fighting voter suppression, environmental racism, and corporate agriculture in hog country

In an election like none before it, the residents of North Carolina—particularly the state’s hog- and poultry-intensive eastern counties—are fighting long odds to regain the power of their vote.
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Scrap that cul-de-sac, suburbia: The grid is back

Since the 1950s, suburban planning has been dominated by winding, disconnected roads. But in Texas, new developments are rediscovering the virtues of the grid. 

Impossible foods invests $1.5 billion into plant-based milk, steak, fish and bacon

The food-tech company announces it will double the size of its research and development team to bring plant-based milk and steak to market.

Exxon was already having a tough year. Trump made it worse

The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.

How escalating climate change fuels California’s infernos

Scorching heat, a thirsty atmosphere and relentless winds: How the North Complex Fire spread so far, so fast.
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Top B.C. government officials knew Site C dam was in serious trouble over a year ago: FOI docs

Stability of the dam found to be a “significant risk" in May 2019, more than a year before information about deepening geotechnical problems and escalating costs were shared with the public.