Some residents taking fighting       wildfires into their own hands
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Some residents taking fighting       wildfires into their own hands

As wildfire seasons worsen, a growing number of rural residents are buying and outfitting fire rigs and other equipment to protect their property and themselves.
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Canonsburg residents seek answers on health impacts of fracking, shale gas

Janice Blanock was asking once again if it was possible that the fracking and natural gas industry in her area played a part in her son’s death.

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EPA's chemical safety rule tests the Biden administration’s commitment to environmental justice

In christening a new office of environmental justice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan proclaimed on Sept. 24 that “underserved and overburdened communities are at the forefront of our work.”

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The climate economy is about to explode

A new report suggests that the Inflation Reduction Act could be even bigger than Congress thinks.

U.S. shift on child labor may scramble EV sector

The Biden administration declared Tuesday that batteries from China may be tainted by child labor, a move that could upend the electric vehicle industry while giving fresh ammunition to critics of White House climate policies.

Ukraine estimates $35 bn in environment damage from Russia invasion

Environmental damage in Ukraine caused by Russia's invasion was estimated at around 36 billion euros ($35.3 billion), with millions of hectares of natural reserves under threat, Ukraine's environment minister said on Monday.

Phantom forests: Failed planting projects hinder climate goals

High-profile initiatives to plant millions of trees are being touted by governments around the world as major contributions to fighting climate change. But scientists say many of these projects are ill-conceived and poorly managed and often fail to grow any forests at all.
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Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.

Failure of the universities: The culture gap is now near lethal

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Our educational systems are failing to prepare people for existential environmental threats

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The Titans of Plastic

Pennsylvania becomes the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.

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Ruth Greenspan Bell: Wealth and the climate dilemma

Developing countries that increase their fossil fuel production are at a crossroads: securing their own long-term well-being or earning revenue to finance programs to support immediate economic growth.

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Curbing pollution for families in Chicago calms the climatic conditions that drive fish away from puffins half a continent away.

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Good news: A good year for puffins and terns, despite climate change

A visit to a remote Maine island finds puffins and terns rebounding despite climate change

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