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SpaceX Starbase expansion plans will harm endangered species: FWS
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SpaceX Starbase expansion plans will harm endangered species: FWS

For SpaceX to move ahead with Starship plans in Texas, it must reduce harm to endangered species, according to documents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Gulf Coast sees new gas frenzy
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Gulf Coast sees new gas frenzy

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine feeds plans to expand American gas exports, anxiety is rising among environmentalists about long-term impact.
In the ocean, it’s snowing microplastics

In the ocean, it’s snowing microplastics

Tiny bits of plastic have infiltrated the deep sea’s main food source and could alter the ocean’s role in one of Earth’s ancient cooling processes, scientists say.
How Joe Manchin aided coal, and earned millions
Politics

How Joe Manchin aided coal, and earned millions

At every step of his political career, Joe Manchin helped a West Virginia power plant that is the sole customer of his private coal business. Along the way, he blocked ambitious climate action.
Chernobyl: Nuclear power plants weren’t built to survive wars

Chernobyl: Nuclear power plants weren’t built to survive wars

Military strategists commonly target the enemy’s electrical grids. That’s a problem when the combat is in a nuclearized country like Ukraine.
How a new treaty could clean up plastic waste
Politics

How a new treaty could clean up plastic waste

The new pact would be legally binding and could go beyond cleaning up plastic waste to curbs on future production.
Heavy rains, flooding kill dozens in Brazil's 'Imperial City'
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Heavy rains, flooding kill dozens in Brazil's 'Imperial City'

At least 78 people died in the historic Brazilian mountain town of Petropolis, local government officials said on Wednesday, after heavy rains caused mudslides that buried homes, flooded the streets and washed away cars and buses.
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solar power schools

Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

environmental justice

Op-Ed: Black gold and the color line

How historical racist redlining practices are linked to higher exposures to oil and gas wells.

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

We asked you to share one "big lesson" your mother gave. And you responded

Lake Mead

Dykstra: A corpse in a barrel in a drying reservoir

And other climate change tales for our age

A mother's gift

Gifts from our mothers

What one "big gift" did your mother give you? We want your story.

Bird photography

Earth Day 2022: Amidst the crises, don’t forget the beauty

Words and images from our founder, Pete Myers, on how bird photography keeps him connected to and curious about a planet in peril.

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