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How much do energy industry jobs pay? A look at the data

Data on clean energy jobs is important in Pennsylvania, where there is tension between a robust fossil-fuel industry and what scientists say is the need to cut carbon emissions to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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U.N. says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, the United Nations said on Thursday.
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Harvard commits to divesting from fossil fuels

Harvard Management Company, which oversees the university’s $41.9 billion endowment, will allow its existing investments in several private equity funds with fossil fuel holdings to expire, President Lawrence Bacow said in an e-mail to the university community.
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We’re dumping loads of retardant chemicals to fight wildfires. What does it mean for wildlife?

As western wildfires become bigger and more intense, state and federal fire agencies are using more and more aerial fire retardant, prompting concerns over fish kills, aquatic life, and water quality.

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

Global study: Wildfire smoke kills people in cities far from fires

Guatemala, Thailand, and Paraguay had the highest proportion of estimated annual deaths from wildfire smoke.

Obama Presidential Center will displace vital South Side Chicago trees, advocates say

The Center will remove hundreds of trees that provide cooling in the summer, cleaner air, and a quiet respite for residents—but promises to re-plant the area and provide an economic boost.

Peter Dykstra: Environmental journalism pioneers

A nod to some folks who've bettered the craft and the planet.

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