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Natural burial: Is an eco-friendly funeral possible in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK which does not have a natural burial ground.
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The life-or-death implications of curbing air pollution from power plants

The EPA issued a proposed legal finding yesterday that it is “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury and other harmful air pollutants from the power sector under the Clean Air Act, a life-or-death matter for people who live near power plants.
Indonesia's coal-fired power plants
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Indonesia to retire coal-fired power plants while also adding more

The mixed message is the latest from a government that still doesn't have a unified policy on a clean energy transition, and which continues to lavish generous subsidies and incentives on coal miners and power plant operators.

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Scientists fear more lung cancer as radon is released from thawing permafrost

Scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences hypothesize that as the melting of the permafrost becomes more prevalent, so will the incidence of lung cancer.
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What 2020’s bizarre economy taught us about climate change
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What 2020’s bizarre economy taught us about climate change

U.S. carbon pollution hasn't been this low in decades—that's the bad news.

Alberta opening Rockies to coal mining
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Alberta is opening parts of Rockies to coal mining. Here's what that looks like

Debate has swirled as Alberta opens up a large swath of the Rocky Mountains' eastern slopes to new coal mining.
Biden to name Gina McCarthy, former E.P.A. chief, as White House climate coordinator
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Biden to name Gina McCarthy, former E.P.A. chief, as White House climate coordinator

Ms. McCarthy will serve as a senior adviser to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., coordinating climate change policy throughout the government.
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