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B.C. Indigenous community receives grant for used-oil recycling facility

Lil'wat-led zero-waste group looks to install similar facilities in other Indigenous communities.

Ecuador moves to expand drilling in the Amazon

A novel idea to leave the country’s vast oil reserves in the ground fizzled for lack of international support. Now, struggling under painful debt, the government wants to expand drilling in the rainforest.
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California’s winter storms have been deadlier than any wildfire since 2018

The official death toll from a series of atmospheric rivers in California stands at 19. Experts say the fatalities show Californians have grown unaccustomed to the dangers of rain.

DEP issues scathing report on the conventional oil and gas industry

DEP calls out the industry for having "a culture of noncompliance as an acceptable norm." Disregarding regulations was “the rule rather than the exception.” 

Ryan Peterson: Some regenerative farms are weathering California’s unprecedented rainfall

In the face of intensifying weather patterns like the series of storms pounding the West, regenerative organic farms are demonstrating that the key to resilience is working with nature.

Pam McVety: Ron DeSantis’s 'New era of environmental stewardship'

As a scientist and life-long Florida environmentalist, I am appalled that the governor bragged in his inauguration speech that he has delivered a “new era of stewardship for Florida’s natural resources” when we have so many serious unresolved problems that hurt Floridians and our economy.

In doomed coal village, Germany’s Greens go to war among themselves

The political party responsible for the pepper spray, the bulldozers and a coal deal with one of Germany’s biggest energy companies was the Greens. And every protester here on Saturday knew it.

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