Two high-speed rail schemes are dueling in Maryland

Two high-speed rail schemes are dueling in Maryland

Maryland is staging a maglev vs. hyperloop showdown. Why?
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Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. (Credit: Gage Skidmore)

Opinion: House Speaker Mike Johnson’s climate change playbook — deny the science, take the funding

The two-faced charade of climate denial while diving into the pot of federal renewable incentives and tax breaks.

It took no time for Mike Johnson to establish a hefty carbon footprint as new Speaker of the House.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
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The Yukon River in Alaska is running out of salmon

Alaskan communities have seen a vital food source disappear as fewer salmon make it up the Yukon River.
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As the planet heats up, big companies balk on their climate pledges

At a crucial moment in the fight against climate change, the world’s biggest companies are not delivering on their commitments to curb warming.
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West Virginians could get stuck cleaning up the coal industry’s messes

The state’s program for reclaiming abandoned coal mines has long been plagued with problems, but state and federal officials have done little to prepare for this reckoning.
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The financial paradox blocking efforts to fight climate change

Finding money for fossil fuel plants is much easier than financing clean energy projects, especially in developing countries.
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The climate summit embraces A.I., with reservations

The idea of using artificial intelligence to fight emissions has made a splash at COP28, but there’s a catch: The energy it requires could make matters worse.
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Judith Kimerling’s 1991 ‘Amazon crude’ exposed the devastation of oil exploration in Ecuador. If only she could make it stop

After her start as a young lawyer working on the Love Canal case, Kimerling refused to take part in class-action litigation that consumed decades and victimized Ecuador’s Indigenous peoples. Now, her day in court has finally come on one group’s behalf.
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Delays in joining the RGGI regional climate program means excess ER visits and child illness in Pennsylvania

Up to 128 premature deaths from air pollution could have been prevented if the state had entered the program in 2022 as planned.

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LISTEN: Carlos Gould on wildfire smoke and our health

“Information matters a lot — trying to explain not just that there’s a problem, but how to do something about it.”

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“Forever chemicals” in Pennsylvania fracking wells could impact health of surrounding communities: Report

More than 5,000 wells in the state were injected with 160 million pounds of undisclosed, “trade-secret” chemicals, which potentially include PFAS.

800,000 tons of radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry has gone “missing”

800,000 tons of radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry has gone “missing”

Poor recordkeeping on hazardous waste disposal points to potential for bigger problems, according to a new study.

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Opinion: Climate change and soil loss — the new Dust Bowl?

How we can save our soil, stabilize the climate, and prevent a new Dust Bowl.

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