Originals

In early March, the Washington state legislature passed a community solar incentives bill meant to help meet renewable energy goals and increase low-income communities' access to solar technology.

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Historians generally place the invention of fracking in a gas field in southwestern Kansas in 1947.

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It's that time of year again—summer is in full swing as we head into the Fourth of July weekend.

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As the nation remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, a more insidious crisis is taking root as households are unable to pay their energy bills, risking serious health consequences and increasing debt, while federal and state governments fail to adequately protect vulnerable families.

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My home state has an epic environmental history. And, believe it or not, it's not all bad.

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Education and equity are central to good public health.

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Editor's note: Kirk Smith, founder of the modern field of indoor air pollution studies, died last week at age 73 after suffering a stroke.
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Recent environmental history shows a pattern of powerful men saying regrettable things about the environment.

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These are difficult and trying times.

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There's a whirlwind of distressing news these days. Rage over racism; fretting over finance; and coronavirus may just be getting its boots on. It's all a perfect time to unleash some quiet mayhem on the environment.

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As natural wonders go, swamps are not high on my list.

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Particulate matter pollution emitted by Pennsylvania's fracking wells killed about 20 people between 2010 and 2017, according to a soon-to-be-published study.

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Plastics: we can't live without them, or so it seems.

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When you're a member of the media you receive notice of a lot of "days"—Pancake day, National Lame Duck Day, Textiles Day. But today is World Bicycle Day, and that means something to me. And, if you care about the environment, it should to you as well.

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A thousand feet above the winter landscape, a golden eagle is on the hunt.

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The music video for Thomas Dolby's quirky, synthesizer-driven 1980's hit featured a possibly deranged codger in a lab coat waving an index finger and rhythmically shouting "SCIENCE!"

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A new study has uncovered a link between fracking chemicals in farm water and a rare birth defect in horses—which researchers say could serve as a warning about fracking and human infant health.

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Let's visit a city of 600,000 that, until a few days ago, I didn't know existed.

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