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Phantom forests: Failed planting projects hinder climate goals

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.
Leana S. Wen: Is it time for a national public health system?

Leana S. Wen: Is it time for a national public health system?

The system needs some major improvements. Now is the time to make them.
Fossil fuel firms ‘have humanity by the throat’, says UN head in blistering attack

Fossil fuel firms ‘have humanity by the throat’, says UN head in blistering attack

António Guterres compares climate inaction to tobacco firms dismissing links between smoking and cancer.

How Big Tobacco, Big Oil, and the Gun Lobby market ignorance

How Big Tobacco, Big Oil, and the Gun Lobby market ignorance

Gun, fossil fuel, and tobacco industries all use a similar playbook to promote their harmful products—to convince people that the truth can’t be known, delaying policy action.
Biden administration to reinstate mercury pollution rules weakened under Trump

Biden administration to reinstate mercury pollution rules weakened under Trump

The E.P.A. will resume enforcing limits on the release of mercury, a neurotoxin linked to developmental damage in children, from coal-burning power plants.
Biden officials to investigate Trump-era attacks on science
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Biden officials to investigate Trump-era attacks on science

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy intends to ask all agency leaders to identify political tampering in science-based policies and decisions over the past four years.
A Biden administration strategy: Send in the scientists
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A Biden administration strategy: Send in the scientists

Gavin Schmidt, a leading climate scientist, will fill a newly created job of climate adviser to NASA, in a prominent example of Biden’s pledge to focus on climate policy.
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