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Peter Dykstra: SEJ enters middle age with grace

And more importantly, with new blood, as the beat goes on

I've made it to most of the Society of Environmental Journalists' 29 annual conferences, but not this one.

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Peter Dykstra: Of ice and men.

Two years ago, a Sherpa mountaineering guide came across a chilling sight on the Tibetan approach to Mount Everest: The frozen hand of an unsuccessful climber, exposed.

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Politics

Peter Dykstra: Baker's dozen

For the first time in its 243-year history, America has learned how to achieve headspinning and facepalming at the same time.

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Politics

Weekend Reader: Award winners, Southern delusions & top news.

The Society of Environmental Journalists annual awards shows the strength and depth of environmental journalism; talk of a Democratic overthrow in the midterm elections is hard to find in the American South.

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“The damn thing melted”: Arctic security in the blue-water era

When Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer told the media last week that “the damn thing melted," he wasn't talking about an ice cream cone.

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Four years after declaring war on pollution, China is winning

Research gives estimates on the longer lives that are now possible in the country.
Politics

EPA: Pruitt is expected to restrict science. Here's what it means

U.S. EPA chief Scott Pruitt is expected to roll out plans soon to restrict the agency's use of science in rulemakings, pitting him against critics who say it would threaten public health and environmental protections.
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Plastic pollution, explained

How plastics damage our lives and the environment—and why recycling is not the answer.

Editorial: Bicycling is having a moment—let’s use it to make riding more safe and inclusive

As we celebrate a World Bicycle Day like no other—let's keep the momentum and attention the coronavirus pandemic has brought to bicycling.

Climate change creates camouflage confusion in winter-adapted wildlife

Twenty-one species molt from brown to white to survive the winter season. But climate change has created a mismatch between their snowy camouflage and surroundings.

They blinded us with SCIENCE!

From climate change to COVID-19, even the clearest warnings from scientists can misfire with millions of Americans. Pop culture may be a big reason why.

Fracking linked to rare birth defect in horses: Study

The implications for human health are "worrisome," say researchers.

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