Peter Dykstra

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At the end of May, the Supreme Court took a major bite out of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to protect wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Credit: Brian Bienkowski
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Opinion: Supreme Court undoing 50 years’ worth of environmental progress

The Supreme Court has taken a brazen anti-regulatory turn. It’s our planet and health that will suffer.

For the past few months, Americans have faced multiple political distractions: Ukraine, inflation, AI, whether or not we intentionally nuke our own economy.

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Colorado’s wildfire risk is so high some homeowners can’t get insured. The state may create last-resort coverage.
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Colorado’s wildfire risk is so high some homeowners can’t get insured. The state may create last-resort coverage.

Some Colorado homeowners are telling state regulators and lawmakers that they can’t secure coverage for their homes because of rising wildfire risk.

Snapshots, hotshots and moonshots: Images of climate change in 2022
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Snapshots, hotshots and moonshots: Images of climate change in 2022

Climate change and an environment in peril were visible in many of 2022’s defining moments: record-smashing heat waves in Europe and South Asia, droughts pushing the fragile global food system to its limit and energy and food markets shaken by war in Ukraine.  Climate change also left its fingerprints on stories that didn’t make the […]
Greta Thunberg ends year with one of the greatest tweets in history
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Greta Thunberg ends year with one of the greatest tweets in history

Thunberg’s funny exchange is a reminder of the connection between machismo, misogyny and hostility to climate action
Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas
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Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas

A federal utility’s decision to resort to rolling blackouts after coal and natural gas units went offline during dangerously cold conditions has intensified questions about the Tennessee Valley Authority’s recent decision to double down on fossil fuels
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Some parting thoughts from Peter Dykstra

I’ve been giving some year-end thought to some of the undeniably bright signs amid the relentlessly gloomy news.
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