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The elusive goal of separating economic growth from emissions
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The elusive goal of separating economic growth from emissions

Economists debate the feasibility of economic growth without proportional increases in greenhouse emissions, presenting a challenging scenario for climate targets.

Akielly Hu and Joseph Winters report for Grist.

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How growth, climate change are pushing wildlife and people together

Development on the edges of wildlife habitat have long created conflicts between people and animals. New studies say climate change is also a factor.
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Texas eyes marine desalination, oilfield water reuse to sustain rapid growth

Environmentalists have raised concerns about a bill moving through the Texas Legislature that would create a new fund for desalination, beneficial reuse of produced water and inter-state water purchases.

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‘We’ve lost the right to be pessimistic’: Patagonia treads fine line tackling climate crisis as for-profit company

Patagonia is one of the largest outdoor apparel brands globally, but it has long grappled with how growth can contradict environmental activism.

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‘Double-edged sword’: Why the badly needed rains in California could fuel catastrophic fires

Deep underneath the sodden soils and the berms of snow that now coat California, fuels for fire are waiting to sprout.

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With 8 billion people, is overpopulation fueling climate change?

Concern about overpopulation and climate change is widespread. An Arizona State University researcher outlines another solution.
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What does a global population of 8 billion mean for the climate crisis?

The United Nations has said that population growth and GDP per capita remain the “strongest drivers” of greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels in the past decade.

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