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Back to the future: In January 2021 America needs to rejoin the world and start leading again

"America First," was not supposed to be "America Alone," but Donald Trump's rudderless foreign policy is emboldening America's enemies, alienating its allies, and undermining key foundations of America's security.

Ski resorts can now make fake snow in 80 degrees. Here's why that's a problem

Some worry the amount of energy needed to make the fake snow contributes to the very problem resorts are trying to confront.

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The EU should welcome a green subsidy race

To IRA or not to IRA? That is the question for EU leaders as they try to agree on how to respond to the Inflation Reduction Act, Washington’s belated but punchy commitment to subsidise the green transition.

Biden climate law spurred billions in clean energy investment. Has it been a success?

When President Joe Biden signed the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act in August, supporters hailed the measure as the largest climate investment in the nation's history -- but questions remained about what the spending would ultimately achieve.

How supermarket freezers are heating the planet, and how they could change

Climate-conscious shoppers may buy local food and try to cut packaging waste, but those efforts could be negated by potent greenhouse gases leaking from supermarket fridges.

Ron Wallace: Ottawa's electric vehicle drive could hit the ditch

Led by a maintained minority government, Canada is hurtling toward sweeping changes in energy and industrial policies with material social, economic and political consequences.

A sad, historic day for New Yorkers who love snow

As of Sunday, New York has broken the record for the latest first snowfall for a winter in the city’s record-keeping history, which stretches back to the era of President Ulysses S. Grant.

California activists redouble efforts to hold the oil industry accountable on neighborhood drilling

Community groups are still rallying their troops, and the public, to resist oil companies’ push to overturn historic safeguards that were years in the making.

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Paul Ehrlich: A journey through science and politics

In his new book, the famous scientist reflects on an unparalleled career on our fascinating, ever-changing planet.

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Will California’s new oil and gas laws protect people from toxic pollution?

California will soon have the largest oil drilling setbacks in the U.S. Experts say other states can learn from this move.

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What I learned reporting on environmental health in Pittsburgh in 2022

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