Originals

Building best-of lists is, if nothing else, a wonderful way to start an argument.

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Last Thursday, Ohio's Cuyahoga River staged a small re-enactment of its historic moment.

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BOZEMAN, Mont.—Living in the Rocky Mountains, we often joke about our five seasons: Fall, winter, spring, summer and smoke.

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When Mount Desert Island High School in Maine decided to use solar power, they turned to the students.

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BLANCO, TX—Teri Albright and Milton Shaw, a couple living near Blanco, Texas, were bracing themselves as the coronavirus began appearing in the state. Both doctors working in long-term care facilities, the couple was busy learning new procedures to protect patients from the novel virus.

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Something that speaks volumes about the environment's low-level standing in American politics is how the environment wasn't spoken about in volumes at this week's Democratic National Convention.

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We normally reserve this space for noteworthy environmental news. But I need time for a heartfelt "thank you."

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Nearly three decades ago, I wrote the following sentence in a Boston Globe column: "Let us bury the term 'minority.'"

Silly me, thinking in 1991 that I could eliminate this amorphous, diminutive label for people of color with a few taps on a keyboard.

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More than half of the United States is underwater: a sunken landscape of canyons, volcanic ranges, coral reefs, and kelp forests.

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In their congressional careers, both Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris fell within the norm for their respective parties.

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If there's one constant in American politics during my adult lifetime, it's that the Democrats can take any opportunity, any poll lead, or any safe bet, and completely f*ck it up.

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Last Tuesday, we almost had a breakthrough moment on the environment.

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A climate change initiative in the Northeastern U.S. designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions has also greatly reduced harmful air pollution and related impacts to kids' health, such as asthma, preterm births and low birth weights, according to a new study.

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In 1977, the new president, Jimmy Carter, thought it might be nice to look ahead at what the global environment might look like at the dawn of the coming millennium.

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Researchers have found evidence of ice loss from Wilkes Basin in eastern Antarctica during a climate warming event 400,000 years ago, which suggests that parts of the East Antarctic ice sheet could be lost to modern warming trends—ultimately resulting in an additional 13 feet of sea level rise.

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Working in the field of climate change mitigation, one of the most fundamental questions we ask is how to engage folks with the issue of climate change?

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The year 2008 seems like a very long time ago.

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