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The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after a similar group involving several other G7 nations was launched, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Plastic production relies on oil and gas, yet reducing output has not been put forward as a response to the energy crisis. Until now. A new report says this is the moment for bold action.

This year’s U.N. climate conference, set to be held in Egypt, is being seen by negotiators and climate advocates in Africa as an opportunity to push the continent’s needs up to the top of the agenda.

A record 186 Indigenous candidates are running in Brazil’s general elections in October, up 40% from the 2018 elections.

As the Supreme Court considers the fate of American wetlands, Annie Proulx’s Fen, Bog, and Swamp offers an elegiac love letter to overlooked ecosystems.

The Victorian government has promised to set the most ambitious renewable energy-storage targets in Australia, saying it would be capable of powering about half of the state’s current homes at their peak energy use.

To combat the worst impacts of sea-level rise, a new industry of floating infrastructure is emerging.
The new U.S. climate plan is historic and will pump billions of dollars into advancing the transition away from fossil fuels. But a more far-reaching, innovative approach is needed to push forward the radically new technologies that will be required to decarbonize the economy.
Isn’t it time for rich nations to pay the communities that they have helped to drown?

There is a crucial disconnect impeding climate action. As author and climate activist, Naomi Klein puts it, “Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war…. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature.”

The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether to wade into another fight between fossil fuel producers and nearly two dozen U.S. cities, states and counties suing the industry for climate change damages.

In a community ravaged by fire, floods and contaminated drinking water, residents wonder, ‘What’s next?’ And who will pick up the bill?
The precise size, strength and path of Ian remains uncertain. But the Tampa Bay region that lies in its crosshairs is one of the most vulnerable places in the United States to severe flooding.

Agriculture and related land-use changes are responsible for almost half of greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and ambitious changes to the food system are necessary to achieve these net-zero goals.

The letter poses a key test of President Biden's effort to position himself as the “the most pro-union president” in American history.
The proposal for 12 movable sea barriers across waterways like Jamaica Bay replaces a disputed plan for a single, larger outer-harbor wall.
With Warren County as his backdrop, the N.C. native introduced the new Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights Office.
As Texas continues to battle drought, groups are trying a market-based solution to help farmers and protect what little water is left.
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