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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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Op-ed: Farmers of color need climate action now. The farm bill is our best hope.

Farmers of color who are leading the charge for regenerative farming, as they have done for generations, need our support now more than ever.

WATCH: Enduring the “endless” expansion of the nation’s petrochemical corridor

WATCH: Enduring the “endless” expansion of the nation’s petrochemical corridor

As mounds of dredged material from the Houston Ship Channel dot their neighborhoods, residents are left without answers as to what dangers could be lurking.

US Steel pollution

Nippon Steel shareholders demand environmental accountability in light of pending U.S. Steel acquisition

“It’s a little ironic that they’re coming to the U.S. and buying a company facing all the same problems they’re facing in Japan.”

Another chemical recycling plant closure offers ‘flashing red light’ to nascent industry

Another chemical recycling plant closure offers ‘flashing red light’ to nascent industry

Fulcrum BioFuels’ shuttered “sustainable aviation fuel” plant is the latest facility to run into technical and financial challenges.

nurses climate change

Op-ed: In a warming world, nurses heal people and the planet

Nurses have the experience, motivation and public support to make an important contribution in tackling the climate crises.

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