Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines
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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood cover the fall of a major fracking company, the end of the road for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and the shutdown of the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline pending more environmental review. They discuss President Trump's downplaying the lethality of COVID-19, which has hit close to home. And they take a trip back to the 1995 Midwest heat wave that previewed the growing health risks of climate disruption.

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Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

NORTH BRADDOCK, Penn.—On Wednesday evening, 10th grader Abby Wypych stood in front of Woodland Hills School District’s board and urged them to approve a feasibility study on installing solar panels.

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The global south contributes little to climate change yet suffers disproportionately from its effects. Join New York Times journalists and leading experts as they share their visions for an equitable, climate-resilient future.

Colorado OKs update to building codes to address climate change

A bill approved by Colorado lawmakers will require local governments updating their building codes to adopt standards to make new buildings and homes more energy efficient and less polluting.

How the BBC became a “football” in the climate change culture wars

Climate contrarians are losing their ideological battle as net zero makes increasing economic and environmental sense.

US and China close to teaming up on tackling climate change

The US, which is on the verge of forming a working group with China to tackle climate change, could offer its know-how on improving energy efficiency and capturing methane leakage during oil and gas production, but some technical issues need to be resolved.

‘Time for a do-over’: Conservatives decry Left’s coup of climate change policy

Climate change has emerged as a top priority for the progressive Left in the last decade, but at one time, combating its effects was a fully bipartisan effort, according to one conservative expert.

Senate fight escalates over FERC chair. What will Manchin do?

The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has teed up an ambitious policy agenda for the next several years, with implications for renewable energy, carbon emissions and pipelines.

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