While the EPA shortchanges St. Louis, Pruitt enjoys the perks of power
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While the EPA shortchanges St. Louis, Pruitt enjoys the perks of power

The part of Pruitt's record that is not an environmental disaster is marked by a grandiose array of privilege and perks. He is the very embodiment of the Washington swamp. Which is why it's time for Pruitt to go.

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Opinion: UN plastics treaty should prioritize health and climate change

Delegates should push for a treaty that takes a full-lifecycle approach to plastic pollution.

As parties to the United Nations Environment Assembly gather this week in Paris to negotiate a first-ever Global Plastic Treaty, they have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to prevent public heath crises and mitigate climate change.

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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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Housing need and wildfire risk collide in fast-growing Central Texas

Climate change and development are set to collide in the booming Austin-San Antonio megaregion as housing expands into fire-prone wildlands. 

Which EVs qualify for new federal tax credits?

The Clean Vehicle Credit applies to qualified new vehicles and is worth up to $7,500. The Used Clean Vehicle Credit is worth either $4,000 or 30% of the cost of the used vehicle, whichever is smaller.

Boom or bust? What inflation means for oil and gas

Rising costs weighed heavily on producers in places like West Texas, dampening their ability and willingness to drill even as demand and prices last year reached a fever pitch.

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Using pig fat as green jet fuel will hurt planet, experts warn

The fat of dead pigs, cattle and chickens is being used to make greener jet fuel, but a new study warns it will end up being worse for the planet.

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Mapping a road trip with the perfect 70 degree weather

For travelers in search of the perfect weather, a climate scientist in Anchorage, Alaska, has mapped out the ultimate US road trip where the temperature is always 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The farmers dealing with water shortages even before historic Colorado River deal

In Arizona’s Pinal county water cuts have become a reality even before this month’s historic deal by states to use 13% less water from stricken river.

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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.

Paul Ehrlich

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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