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Your green credentials may be linked to your genes, study says

Some people are more environmentally conscious than others, and scientists say the reason could be in their genes.

Politics

Yellen, regulators soon to 'set the agenda' on climate risk

The nation’s top financial regulators are preparing to release a report this week that chronicles both their early efforts to tackle climate change as well as their possible plans for the future.
Impacts

Heavy rains in India and Nepal kill dozens

Unseasonably heavy rainfall has destroyed crops, washed away bridges and killed dozens of people across India and Nepal in a reminder of the devastation caused by a changing climate.

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Politics

Biden scales down $2 trillion climate change plan

Scaling down his "build back better" plans, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class priorities — child tax credits, paid family leave, health care and free pre-kindergarten.

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Impacts

Fall foliage late: Why aren't leaves changing color in 2021?

The fall leaves' 2021 lackluster show is one thing that can't be blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, pin it on climate change.

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Adrian Chiles: We need to stop buying stuff – and I know just the people to persuade us

Our ridiculous addiction to acquiring more possessions is stuffing up the planet, so it's time to call in the experts.

Causes

Scientific consensus is clear humans cause climate change ahead of COP26 summit

A survey found 99.9 percent of scientific studies say climate change is caused by human activity. One expert said it should be "the last word" on the subject.
From our Newsroom

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

Whatever long game the Biden administration hopes to play, the planet is telling us that we are going into the fourth quarter with no promise of overtime.

Should oil and gas companies be exempt from Pennsylvania’s hazardous waste laws?

State legislators are considering a set of bills aimed at protecting residents from exposure to cancer-causing radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry.

Pittsburgh's air was unhealthy to breathe for 57 days in 2020

"Even a single day of unhealthy air is unacceptable. When we're seeing nearly two months of unhealthy air, that's a huge problem."

Op-ed: California needs to quit ignoring the public health and climate cost of pesticides

For too long the state has allowed undue regulatory influence by pesticide companies.

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.

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