Joel Connelly: Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Koch, U.S. Chamber dollars in Washington state Senate race
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Joel Connelly: Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Koch, U.S. Chamber dollars in Washington state Senate race

When a nasty, soft-on-crime TV political spot appears on your screen this fall, chances are Phillips 66, R.J. Reynolds or Koch Industries helped pay for it.

Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites.

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How 'spurious science’ threatens Antarctica

Some countries, most frequently China or Russia, use the "politicization of science" to block new conservation measures in the Southern Ocean.

Sea level rise follows an East Coast island community that already moved once

An island community moved to the mainland. Now the fast-rising sea is following — a warning for the rest of the East Coast.

Water as part of the climate solution

A study from Sweden summarizes the enormous role water plays in climate mitigation, from wetlands that take up carbon to untreated wastewater that emits methane.

Ruby, the Capitol Christmas Tree, is part of a species in climate peril

The 78-foot-tall red spruce came from the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. As it glitters on the National Mall, advocates are hoping to draw attention to the challenges the trees face in a warmer, drier world, and why they are important to restore throughout the Appalachians.

The Pacific Northwest heat wave was a harbinger of what's to come: Study

The 2021 heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, which killed hundreds of people in the U.S. and Canada, was a harbinger of a new generation of climate disasters to come, a new study finds.

Seaweed found 100 metres underwater in Antarctica 'could help in climate change battle'

Scientists have found red seaweed 100 metres deep in Antarctica and believe their find could help play a role in the battle against climate change.

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