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House environmental chair says he won’t run for reelection
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House environmental chair says he won’t run for reelection

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe has boosted fossil fuels and denied climate change.

Study: Flood risk rising across Pennsylvania as climate changes
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Study: Flood risk rising across Pennsylvania as climate changes

Penn State research shows most cities and boroughs in the state are projected to face higher flood risks by the year 2099.
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Originals

5 popular reads from our newsroom in 2021

Try as we may, it sure is hard to know what story is going to resonate with readers. From forests to fertility to fish farming, here are five of our most popular reads from 2021.

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Our top 5 long reads of 2021

In a world of quick clips and soundbites, long-form journalism can be a tough sell. But some stories just deserve the space and attention.

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Our top 5 good news stories of 2021

As we reflect on the past year, let's remember the good — the people, communities, ideas, and science that are creating a more healthy and sustainable planet.

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Hope, challenges amid surge of funds to plug abandoned wells
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Hope, challenges amid surge of funds to plug abandoned wells

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State environmental regulators have spent years ringing alarms about the scourge of abandoned oil and gas wells littering Pennsylvania’s landscape.

Pitt study: World plastics trade accounts for 350M metric tons of CO2
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Pitt study: World plastics trade accounts for 350M metric tons of CO2

Plastic traded between countries has the carbon footprint of a mid-sized European country. By 2050, it will account for 15% of the world's greenhouse gases.
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Africa cooking pollution

What do new cookstoves in Ghana and air conditioners in NYC have in common? Energy justice.

Combating energy poverty and energy insecurity are critical elements to achieving environmental health equity for billions worldwide.

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Peter Dykstra: Life imitates climate politics—again.

Personal, misinformed attacks on Dr. Fauci are reminiscent of climate spats over the decades.

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Hollywood’s third strike on climate change?

"Don't Look Up" is ambitious—but trips over its subject matter.

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Feeling anxious about climate change? Experts say you're not alone

Research shows more people are feeling anxious about the climate crisis and their numbers will only increase in the coming years. Experts are concerned it's taking a toll on mental health.

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​​How to address the looming crisis of climate anxiety

As climate change worsens, the need will grow for mental health services. Some therapists are recommending climate action to ease worry. Others are advocating for community-based therapies to fill the gap.

A string of kindness and good deeds

A string of kindness and good deeds

Stopping to marvel at events that connected one reader to our work – and offered insight about her health and environment

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Top news on climate impacts, solutions, politics, drivers.