USDA promotes rural energy investments in Pennsylvania

To promote President Joe Biden’s “Investing in Rural America” event series, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made two visits in the Keystone State Thursday, touting the latest round of grants in Pennsylvania.
Senator Whitehouse & climate change

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.

Autoworkers’ historic victory is a turning point in the climate culture war

By ensuring electric vehicles produce high-wage union jobs, Shawn Fain has robbed the GOP of some of its talking points.

The Cloud vs. drought: Water hog data centers threaten Latin America, critics say

Protests are arising in South American communities as Google, Microsoft and other tech giants build water-hungry computer data centers in increasingly drought-besieged nations, including Uruguay and Chile.

In early 2029, Earth will likely lock into breaching key warming threshold, scientists calculate

A new study says that in a little more than five years the world will likely be unable to stay below the internationally agreed temperature limit for global warming if it continues to burn fossil fuels at its current rate.
Virginia offshore wind project
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Virginia offshore wind project wins key federal approval

Dominion Energy’s massive wind project off Virginia’s coast took a critical step forward Oct. 31 as the Biden administration signed off on one of the last major approvals necessary to begin construction.

As climate talks near, calls mount for a ‘phaseout’ of fossil fuels

With UN climate negotiations set for next month, a growing number of nations and business leaders are calling for a phaseout of fossil fuels. But with major fossil fuel expansion projects moving ahead around the globe, advocates of strong action face a daunting challenge.
climate adaptation funding shortfall
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Climate adaptation funds woefully inadequate, says UN

Gap in climate adaptation finance up to $366 billion a year leaving the world exposed to severe and more frequent climate change impacts, says UNEP report.
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environmental justice

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.”

fracking PFAS

“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.

800,000 tons of radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry has gone “missing”

800,000 tons of radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry has gone “missing”

Poor recordkeeping on hazardous waste disposal points to potential for bigger problems, according to a new study.

drought climate farming

Opinion: Climate change and soil loss — the new Dust Bowl?

How we can save our soil, stabilize the climate, and prevent a new Dust Bowl.

climate change health care

Severe flooding increasingly cutting people off from health care

Many more Americans will find themselves regularly cut off from essential services, rescue workers and health care long before water actually reaches their homes, a recent study predicts.

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