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China's Covid Zero policy is putting its climate action on ice

Environmentalists say the country’s strict Covid restrictions are cutting off international collaborations and stymieing climate projects.

Lancet Climate Countdown: Dire warnings and glimmers of hope

The annual report finds climate change is increasingly undermining every pillar of good health, yet, mitigation efforts remain inadequate.

Will an act of 'spite' by Pa. House Republicans cost the state hundreds of millions in federal transportation funding?

Pennsylvania’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to approve tighter emission standards for the conventional oil and gas industry, but a House committee vote will delay the state’s implementation of the regulation and cause the state to miss a deadline set by the federal government.

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Drilling rig in PotterCounty, PA. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2019)

How the $2 billion in tax credits Gov. Wolf signed into law will benefit natural gas

Right before the midterm elections, Governor Wolf signed a huge tax package that encourages gas production in the state.

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A fracking well pad between homes in western Pennsylvania. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2015)

Massive methane leak in Cambria County remains uncontrolled at natural gas storage field

A natural gas storage well in Cambria County has been leaking gas for 10 days, blanketing the mountains in Jackson Township with a roar like a jet engine and its valleys with an odor of hydrocarbons.

COP27: Children from Global South make their presence felt at climate summit
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COP27: Children from Global South make their presence felt at climate summit

Eleven-year-old Indian climate activist Licypriya Kangujam's dogged questioning of Britain's climate minister Zac Goldsmith about the fate of climate activists detained in his country was one of the most striking moments in the COP27 global warming talks so far.
WATCH: The latest evidence of widespread sperm count decline
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WATCH: The latest evidence of widespread sperm count decline

Dr. Shanna Swan, a leading reproductive epidemiologist at Mount Sinai and adjunct scientist with Environmental Health Sciences, discusses a new analysis that found that sperm count globally dropped by more than half between 1973 and 2018, and that the decline is accelerating.

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A new analysis shows a “crisis” of male reproductive health

Global average sperm count is declining at a quicker pace than previously known, chemical exposure is a suspected culprit.

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Frequently asked questions on the new sperm count decline study

Sperm counts are declining everywhere — the implications are huge.

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