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Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find
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Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

Ice-free summers are now inevitable even with sharp emissions cuts and likely to result in more extreme heatwaves and floods around the world.

Groundbreaking plastic pollution treaty moves closer after Paris talks, despite fractured reactions
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Groundbreaking plastic pollution treaty moves closer after Paris talks, despite fractured reactions

After a week of intense negotiations, a mandate was given to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a first draft text on cutting the world's plastic pollution before the end of the year.
How smoke from Australia’s megafires ate away at the ozone
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How smoke from Australia’s megafires ate away at the ozone

Wildfire smoke can change the chemistry of the stratosphere, resulting in chlorine molecules that deplete the ozone layer
Opinion: The East Palestine disaster was a direct result of US reliance on fossil fuels and plastic
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Opinion: The East Palestine disaster was a direct result of US reliance on fossil fuels and plastic

The hazardous chemicals being transported by the derailed train — including vinyl chloride, a known carcinogen — are used to make PVC, the world’s third most used type of plastic.
Meet the climate scientist helping guide Biden on spy agencies
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Meet the climate scientist helping guide Biden on spy agencies

Kim Cobb, the first climate scientist to join a top intelligence advisory board, answers questions about her hopes to infuse climate into Biden’s security discussions
Biden weaves climate into economy and regulations with two key picks
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Biden weaves climate into economy and regulations with two key picks

The president adds climate champions Lael Brainard as his top economic adviser and Richard Revesz as his regulations chief. The appointments to two of the most powerful posts in the White House underscore how Mr. Biden has pursued an “all-of-government” approach to climate change

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Tracking petrochemical accidents across the US

A new database monitors fires, flares, spills and other accidents at petrochemical plants.

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Lives “devastated’ by petrochemical industry pollution in Texas: Report

New analysis illustrates the climate, environmental, and human rights tolls linked to petrochemical production surrounding the Houston Ship Channel region.

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LNG production comes with a price, Gulf Coast communities warn

US takes the global lead on liquid natural gas production and export, as economic promises and environmental worries collide.

Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way

Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way

“People don’t know what we’d do without oil and gas. It comes at a big price.”

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La producción de gas natural licuado tiene un precio, advierten las comunidades la Costa del Golfo

Entre promesas económicas y preocupaciones ambientales, Estados Unidos lidera la producción y exportación de gas natural licuado.

Ante la expansión del GNL en la costa del Golfo, la comunidad espera erigirse como un muro de contención

Ante la expansión del GNL en la costa del Golfo, la comunidad espera erigirse como un muro de contención

“La gente no sabe qué haríamos sin el petróleo y el gas. Esto nos sale muy caro”.

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