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Why a “fracking refugee” is attending the global plastics treaty negotiations
Jill Hunkler is pictured in front of the Shaw Centre, where the plastic treaty negotiations are taking place. Credit: Allison Woolverton.

Why a “fracking refugee” is attending the global plastics treaty negotiations

“Fracking and building pipelines in order to create more poisonous plastic is ruining people’s lives.”

Jill Hunkler, an Ohio resident who considers herself a “fracking refugee,” is telling her family’s story at the global plastics treaty negotiations in Ottawa this week, where negotiators from about 175 countries are working to advance a treaty to address global plastic pollution.

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In search of ‘Lithium Valley’: why energy companies see riches in the California desert
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In search of ‘Lithium Valley’: why energy companies see riches in the California desert

Firms say what's underneath the Salton Sea could fuel a green-energy boom. But struggling residents have heard such claims before.

Peduto speaks out publicly for the first time against a petrochemical expansion in Western Pennsylvania
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Peduto speaks out publicly for the first time against a petrochemical expansion in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto spoke out for the first time publicly against bringing additional petrochemical companies to Western Pennsylvania at the Climate Action Summit in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday.

New chair of Climate Crisis Committee owns shares in fossil fuel fund
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New chair of Climate Crisis Committee owns shares in fossil fuel fund

Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.
10 worst climate-driven disasters of 2018 cost $85 billion
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10 worst climate-driven disasters of 2018 cost $85 billion

UK charity Christian Aid just published its 2018 report Counting The Cost: A Year of Climate Breakdown in which they analyze the economic impact of climate change-driven weather events over the past year.
Scott Pruitt: After the high life, a job hunt
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Scott Pruitt: After the high life, a job hunt

Forced to resign amid ethics probes, the former Oklahoma attorney general is among those whose rise was derailed after joining the Trump administration.
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