“They’re crooks”: Coal industry aims to exploit coronavirus crisis to cut payments to miners with black lung
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“They’re crooks”: Coal industry aims to exploit coronavirus crisis to cut payments to miners with black lung

Some of the largest coal companies in the United States are using the coronavirus crisis to pressure Congress to slash the tax that finances the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, a lifeline for more than 20,000 miners whose lung disease makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19.

Italy, Norway hit record June temperatures during heat wave in Europe

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Will a Nile canal project dry up Africa's largest wetland?

South Sudan is moving ahead with plans for a 240-mile canal to divert water from the White Nile and send it to Egypt. But critics warn the megaproject would desiccate the world’s second largest wetland, impacting its rich wildlife and essential rains.

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A year on from Greek wildfires, locals are skeptical lessons have been learned

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The sentencing of Ngụy Thị Khanh, her country's most high-profile environmental voice, raises questions about Vietnam’s commitment to ditching coal.

Historic Yellowstone flooding brings renewal despite destruction

Flooding helps seed majestic cottonwood trees and favors native trout. High water allows them to escape to calmer side channels, where they can spawn.
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