Michael Kodas: Wildfires at your doorstep
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Michael Kodas: Wildfires at your doorstep

More than one-third of American homes are in what firefighters call the “wildland urban interface,” where they risk burning in wildfires.
air pollution at Louisiana wood pellet mills
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British company agrees to pay $3.2 million for air pollution at Louisiana wood pellet mills

The company that runs Britain’s biggest power station has agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle air pollution claims against two of its wood pellet mills in northeast Louisiana.
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New study suggests coal ash pollution more widespread than previously thought

The study found large amounts of coal ash in the sediment, or sand, of five recreational lakes across North Carolina. All of these lakes are near former or currently operational Duke Energy coal plants.
recycling trees and poop to make compost
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US cities are recycling trees and poop to make compost

Wood and biosolids from water treatment plants can be used to improve the soil—and keep remaining trees healthy.
Earth’s ice melt & land lost to sea
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Memories of the end of the Last Ice Age, from those who were there

As Earth’s ice melts once more, heed these ancient tales of land lost to the sea.
‘Backed into a corner’: Duncan’s First Nation sues Alberta for cumulative impacts of industry
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‘Backed into a corner’: Duncan’s First Nation sues Alberta for cumulative impacts of industry

Lawsuit follows in the footsteps of B.C. Supreme Court’s precedent-setting Blueberry River decision, which could have profound impacts for oil and gas industry
Can sweetgrass sequester carbon?
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Can sweetgrass sequester carbon? Piikani Nation plans to find out

Studying the carbon capturing capabilities of sweetgrass is just one part of a larger vision for adapting to climate change in southern Alberta.

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Chemical recycling grows  along with concerns of its impacts

Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.

Failure of the universities: The culture gap is now near lethal

Universities are failing us

Our educational systems are failing to prepare people for existential environmental threats

Shell's new petrochemical complex in southwestern Pennsylvania

The Titans of Plastic

Pennsylvania becomes the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.

Ruth Greenspan Bell: Wealth and the climate dilemma

Ruth Greenspan Bell: Wealth and the climate dilemma

Developing countries that increase their fossil fuel production are at a crossroads: securing their own long-term well-being or earning revenue to finance programs to support immediate economic growth.

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Curbing pollution for families in Chicago calms the climatic conditions that drive fish away from puffins half a continent away.

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Good news: A good year for puffins and terns, despite climate change

A visit to a remote Maine island finds puffins and terns rebounding despite climate change

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