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The epic Siberian journey to solve a mass extinction mystery

A quarter-billion years ago, huge volcanic eruptions burned coal, leading to the worst extinction in Earth’s history. Here’s how scientists hunted down the evidence.

Humanitarian experts report ‘cascading crises’ as climate, health emergencies soar

Globally, humanitarian aid workers are facing complex climate and health crises that require urgent adaptations within a shrinking humanitarian space, according to a recent piece in the Lancet.

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Brazilian meat giant under fire for allegedly misleading investors

JBS, the world's largest meat company, is accused of misleading investors about its multibillion-dollar "green bonds." The company disputes the allegations.

How fossil fuel companies take climate change policies to court

Investor-state dispute settlements increasingly allow oil and gas investors to sue countries over their climate policies.
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Bill McKibben and Xiye Bastida, two climate activists 40 years apart in age, on the movement’s future

Bill McKibben published his first book over 20 years before Xiye Bastida was born. But as climate leaders, they agree that “for an activist to have hope is the most important thing.”

Greta Thunberg detained by police at Germany coal mine protest

German authorities have now razed the village of Lützerath, but activists continued to demonstrate against the expansion of a coal mine.
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Running on empty: The BC forestry crash

The closure of a Prince George pulp mill is yet another warning we’re running out of trees.
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Hanna taught South Texas about hurricane preparedness during coronavirus

Many at-risk coastal nursing homes are underprepared for hurricanes, Yale study finds

Many nursing homes in coastal zones are ill-prepared to withstand environmental disasters, according to a Yale study.
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Paul Ehrlich: A journey through science and politics

In his new book, the famous scientist reflects on an unparalleled career on our fascinating, ever-changing planet.

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Will California’s new oil and gas laws protect people from toxic pollution?

California will soon have the largest oil drilling setbacks in the U.S. Experts say other states can learn from this move.

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Our 5 most popular reads from 2022

A corpse, woodworking dangers, plastic titans ... revisit the stories that stuck with our readers this past year.

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What I learned reporting on environmental health in Pittsburgh in 2022

For a lot of people, 2022 felt like the first “normal” year since 2020. It didn’t for me.

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Western Pennsylvania can meet its climate goals — if the region stops subsidizing natural gas

A new proposed plan would lead to a 97% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and create 15,353 new jobs by 2050.

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