Bonn, the global climate village: Bigger, greener ... better?

Bonn, the global climate village: Bigger, greener ... better?

The UN city of Bonn is getting ready to host the global climate conference. With just a few days before the start of COP23, what do participants, activists and residents expect?
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Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. (Credit: Gage Skidmore)

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.

It took no time for Mike Johnson to establish a hefty carbon footprint as new Speaker of the House.

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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.

How to stop wasting food on Thanksgiving and what to do with leftovers

Americans waste 312 million tons of food on Thanksgiving alone. Try taking a smaller first portion to keep your feast out of the landfill.
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Fossil fuel industry keys in on unproven recycling methods to prop up plastics

For decades, the fossil fuel industry has urged recycling as an alternative to bans or cuts in the single-use plastic filling world landfills and oceans. Now, with COP28 just around the corner, the industry is making that pitch on a global scale — and using it to water down efforts to cut the use of fossil fuels.

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More than 1 million gallons of oil leaks into Gulf of Mexico, potentially putting endangered species at risk

Officials have yet to find the source of the oil spill, which has left chunky globules and long slicks near a 67-mile-long pipeline system off the coast of Louisiana.
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ECB threatens 20 banks with fines after climate-risk warning

The European Central Bank has warned about 20 lenders that it will impose fines unless they address shortcomings in their management of climate risk, according to people familiar with the matter.
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6 environmentally friendly holiday decorations you can DIY

These easy and festive DIY projects are nearly plastic-free, plus many of the materials can be recycled or composted.
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Progress on plastic pollution treaty too slow, scientists say

As national divisions widen over how to address the global waste crisis, researchers fight for more input into the process.
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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.

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.

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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.

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