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An audio diary from the COP28 climate conference, Part 1

Sights, sounds and scenes from the largest climate gathering on the planet.

Dr. Robbie Parks joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to give listeners a front row seat at the largest, most consequential climate change conference on the planet.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
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Haley attacks DeSantis over ethanol at biofuels summit

Nikki Haley criticized Ron DeSantis' attempts to end a federal ethanol mandate that DeSantis said he now supports.
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Heavy rain washed fire-related contaminants into the ocean off Lahaina. How bad is it?

A massive brown plume has scientists worried despite protective measures aimed at preventing toxic runoff.
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How a Koch-linked group stalled a bipartisan Ohio energy efficiency bill at the last minute

As a floor vote neared in the Ohio House, the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity issued a “key vote alert” that misrepresented key facts about the legislation.
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Lawmaker looks to rein in oil and gas exceptions

Three proposals would remove drilling near schools, seek more data on industry water use and enforce fines for spills.

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‘Astounding’ ocean temperatures in 2023 intensified extreme weather, data shows

Record levels of heat were absorbed last year by Earth’s seas, which have been warming year-on-year for the past decade.

fossil fuel climate litigation
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Delaware judge limits scope of sweeping climate change lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

A judge has rejected several claims lodged by Delaware’s attorney general in a lawsuit alleging that the fossil fuel industry has downplayed the risks of climate change.
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COP28 climate change conference

An audio diary from the COP28 climate conference, Part 2

The sights, sounds and scenes from the largest climate gathering on the planet.

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Opinion: House Speaker Mike Johnson’s climate change playbook — deny the science, take the funding

The two-faced charade of climate denial while diving into the pot of federal renewable incentives and tax breaks.

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Delays in joining the RGGI regional climate program means excess ER visits and child illness in Pennsylvania

Up to 128 premature deaths from air pollution could have been prevented if the state had entered the program in 2022 as planned.

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LISTEN: Carlos Gould on wildfire smoke and our health

“Information matters a lot — trying to explain not just that there’s a problem, but how to do something about it.”

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“Forever chemicals” in Pennsylvania fracking wells could impact health of surrounding communities: Report

More than 5,000 wells in the state were injected with 160 million pounds of undisclosed, “trade-secret” chemicals, which potentially include PFAS.

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