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Competition challenges young farmers to share their ideas for achieving net zero emissions

The United Kingdom's National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs is launching a new challenge, supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to encourage positive climate change action by asking young farmers to share their solutions for reaching net zero emissions by 2040.

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What we owe our trees

Forests fed us, housed us, and made our way of life possible. But they can’t save us if we can’t save them.
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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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An oil refiner leans on manure to provide a greener future

Varo Energy, a Swiss provider of gasoline and diesel, is charting a path to lower carbon energy by relying on farm waste and used cooking oil.
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Colorado frackers doubled freshwater use during megadrought, even as drilling and oil production fell

Oil and gas operators dramatically increased their reliance on high-quality water for fracking even though they produced enough wastewater to supply the operations.

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How recycling centers could be making our plastics problem worse

A study of one recycling facility in the United Kingdom estimated anywhere between 6 to 13 percent of the plastic processed could end up being released into water or the air as microplastics.
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Thousands protest Mexico’s new science law

Researchers are preparing to march against legislation that some say could harm basic science.

A pipeline rupture in Satartia, Mississippi has lessons for future CO2 projects

Companies are building carbon dioxide pipelines as a possible climate solution. But after a pipeline rupture sent dozens to the hospital in a Mississippi town, there are questions about their safety.

WATCH: Tackling plastic pollution

Polymateria CEO Niall Dunne discusses the technology surrounding biodegradable plastics, and how Polymateria's recycling process could see applications in everyday household items.

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How the “Halliburton Loophole” lets fracking companies pollute water with no oversight

Fracking companies used 282 million pounds of hazardous chemicals that should have been regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act from 2014 to 2021.

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Op-ed: Biden’s Arctic drilling go-ahead illustrates the limits of democratic problem solving

President Biden continues to deploy conventional tactics against the highly unconventional threat of climate change.

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What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

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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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