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Commentary from EHN/Daily Climate's Peter Dykstra: Environmental advocates have a mixed record in court lately, and the victories smell worse than the setbacks.


Monsanto faces a whopping $289 million verdict in the case of a California man who said he was poisoned by glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup herbicides. (Guardian)

Another collaboration between ProPublica and West Virginia's Gazette-Mail: What happened when West Virginia regulators killed a pipeline proposal.

A must-read collaboration between Undark Magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: The unseen global toll of air pollution.

The Democratic National Committee appears poised to backtrack on its pledge to refrain from accepting fossil fuel donations. (HuffPost)

How much debris washed into Chesapeake Bay from the recent torrential rains? (Baltimore Sun)

Interesting perspective from NPR's ombudsman on including mention of climate change in wildfire stories.

Opinion Pieces and Editorials

From the NYT: Where there's fire, President Trump blows smoke.

From the Times of San Diego: EV's may be the Trump Administration's next target.


The Latest from Trumpville

From Outside Online: If you've only been following Scott Pruitt's antics. you've been missing the real damage in environmental rollbacks.

From Emily Atkin in The New Republic: Air pollution denial could become EPA policy.


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time.com

COVID-19 remade society. Now it's the climate's turn

The effort to recover from the pandemic could facilitate a shift to the first truly green global economy
www.theguardian.com

Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis?

From sea level rise to habitat loss, the effects of the climate crisis are on the verge of making south Florida uninhabitable
www.washingtonpost.com
mountainstatespotlight.org

Gas is cheap; why aren't WV ratepayers benefiting?

A little-known law has allowed natural gas companies to charge West Virginians for expensive pipeline projects with little oversight.
thehill.com

Debate heats up over role of carbon offsets in Biden's 'net-zero' goal

Environmentalists are debating how carbon offsets should fit into President Biden's goal of putting the country on track to reach “net-zero" emissions by 2050.