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Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins
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Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Curbing pollution for families in Chicago calms the climatic conditions that drive fish away from puffins half a continent away.

When I tell bird-loving audiences what puffins mean to me, I start with the expected.

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Good news: A good year for puffins and terns, despite climate change

The title of supervisory wildlife biologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service does little justice to Linda Welch (pictured above). In practice, she is the housing and unusual development secretary for seabirds on Maine’s Petit Manan Island.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: Children will suffer the consequences of recent Supreme Court rulings

It appears to be of no concern to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ultraconservative majority how children are collateral damage in its monumental rulings to close the 2021-22 term.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: Roe v. Wade draft bodes ill for air, wetlands and the EPA

Science and the U.S. Supreme Court are on course to become oil and water, much to the joy of Big Oil and to the dread of those who support actions that protect our planet.

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Climate colonialism at COP26: Derrick Z. Jackson

The refusal of the United States and fellow rich nations to compensate developing countries for the devastation wrought by air pollution and climate change smacks of a kind of modern colonialism at its worst.

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“Code Red” for climate means reducing US oil and gas production: Derrick Z. Jackson

This summer, the report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that keeping the increase in global temperature under 2 degrees Celsius would be "beyond reach" without "immediate, rapid and large-scale" reductions in global warming emissions.

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The environmental justice movement moves front and center: Derrick Z. Jackson

The voice of environmental justice, once lonely in the wilderness of systemic racism, is growling like a tiger and prowling like a panther in the halls of power, helping shape President Biden's cabinet with nominees pledging to restore environmental and public health protections dismantled by the previous administration.

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