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A bipartisan plan to punish global climate laggards: Tax them

In a rare example of a bipartisan climate policy, momentum is growing on Capitol Hill for a plan to tax imports from China and other countries with looser environmental standards.

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Is kelp the next ocean hero? Only if we can protect it

New research shows we’ve long underestimated the environmental benefits from kelp forests. Now these important ecosystems are threatened.
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How UPMC doctors are driving a renewed focus on sustainability

Last year, physician-led momentum prompted the restructuring of UPMC's sustainability program. The health system's new chief medical sustainability officer details the organization's efforts and the importance of getting buy-in from both the C-suite and physicians.

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Tensions at UN over US pushback on environmental rights decision

The UN Human Rights Council has encouraged governments to adopt policies and an effective legal framework to implement the right to a healthy environment, a resolution that sparked tensions between proponent countries and the US.

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink walks tightrope on climate investing

This year’s chairman’s letter from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, published Wednesday, gives less emphasis to climate risk and environmental, social and governance investments than past letters — but doesn't play down the substance.

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EPA restores Obama-era mercury rules for power plants, eyes more regulations in coming months

The Biden administration on Friday finalized a decision to reestablish Obama-era rules that require coal and oil-fired power plants to reduce toxic pollutants, including mercury and acid gas, that come out of their smokestacks.

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