Pipeline bills would protect consumers
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Pipeline bills would protect consumers

It’s hard to see why the Legislature shouldn’t embrace two recently introduced bills that would protect us from a future Kinder Morgan gas pipeline.Western Massachusetts dodged a bullet when local opposition, a state Supreme Judicial Court decision...

Heat wave intensifies crisis in overcrowded Philippine jails

A severe heat wave in the Philippines has exacerbated dire conditions in the country's already overcrowded detention facilities, causing a surge in heat-related illnesses among inmates.

Regine Cabato reports for The Washington Post.

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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.
Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way
Coast Guard inspects Cameron LNG Facility in preparation for first LNG export in 2019. (Credit: Coast Guard News)

Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way

This 2-part series was co-produced by Environmental Health News and the journalism non-profit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. See part 1 here.Este ensayo también está disponible en español
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Senate Democrats shift stance on Biden's EV policies amid reelection pressures

Amid the 2024 election campaign, some Senate Democrats in tough reelection races are distancing themselves from President Biden's electric vehicle policies as Republicans, led by Donald Trump, criticize the EV agenda.

Liz Goodwin reports for The Washington Post.

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Wildlife faces new challenges with large-scale solar energy projects

Researchers are studying how utility-scale solar developments in New Mexico impact pronghorn and other wildlife to find ways to mitigate negative effects.

Sarah Tory reports for High Country News.

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Air pollution kills nearly 2,000 children daily worldwide: Study
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Air pollution kills nearly 2,000 children daily worldwide: Study

A recent study reveals that air pollution is now the second leading cause of death among children under five globally, overtaking poor sanitation and lack of clean water.

Fiona Harvey reports for The Guardian.

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LISTEN: Revisiting our conversation with environmental justice pioneer Dr. Beverly Wright

Today we’re re-airing our conversation with Dr. Beverly Wright, who joined the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast last year to discuss her journey as an environmental justice pioneer.

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extreme heat disaster designation
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Labor and environmental groups push FEMA to classify extreme heat as a major disaster

A coalition of labor, environmental, and healthcare organizations is urging FEMA to classify extreme heat and wildfire smoke as major disasters, aiming to unlock federal funds for community protection and worker safety.

Manuela Andreoni reports for The New York Times.

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The oil and gas industry’s radioactive problem: Q&A with Justin Nobel

The oil and gas industry’s radioactive problem: Q&A with Justin Nobel

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