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The people killed the pipelines

The Dakota Access and Atlantic Coast pipelines fell because community members fought for their right to a safe, pollutant-free home.

Clean energy saw as much investment as fossil fuels for the first time in 2022

Solar, wind, electric vehicles, and other clean energy technologies saw a record-high $1.1 trillion in investment globally last year, matching investment in fossil fuels for the first time ever, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Climate change is increasing the risk of a California megaflood

A 2022 study says climate change has already doubled the risk of a California megaflood. And an additional 1°C of global warming would double the odds again.

Climate-minded electrical companies look to improve their weakest link

Extreme weather, turbocharged by a changing climate, threatens to make your electrical service less reliable and more expensive. Inside the battle to stop that from happening.

Black communities in Norfolk see major climate overhaul

Graige Johnson is sick of the flooding in his community a few blocks east of downtown Norfolk.

What’s in the air? Climate activists in Beloit decide to look for themselves

Organizers are measuring particulate matter in the Beloit air to raise awareness about pollution health hazards as well as climate change.

How did renewables fare during Winter Storm Elliott

Wind and solar energy appear to have met, and in cases, exceeded expectations during Winter Storm Elliott, said grid operators and utilities.
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A river wounded: Crisis on the Rio Grande

From the headwaters to the Lost Reach, journeying 700 miles along ever-thirstier landscapes.
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What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

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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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