Environment

Trump Plan Would Open Huge Area of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve to Drilling

 Trump Plan Would Open Huge Area of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve to Drilling
The plan includes Teshekpuk Lake and other ecologically sensitive areas that offer habitat for threatened species and are critical to an Indigenous native village.
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Q&A: A Pioneer of Environmental Justice Explains Why He Sees Reason for Optimism

 Q&A: A Pioneer of Environmental Justice Explains Why He Sees Reason for Optimism
For more than four decades, Robert Bullard has devoted his life to exposing what he calls “eco-racism.”
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Trump Interior Dept. to Greenlight Killing of Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Their Dens

Trump Interior Dept. to Greenlight Killing of Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Their Dens
"Killing has no place in our National Wildlife Refuges."
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How a Contrarian Scientist Helped Trump’s EPA Defy Mainstream Science

How a Contrarian Scientist Helped Trump’s EPA Defy Mainstream Science
James Enstrom’s work on particle pollution’s health effects contradicts the findings of dozens of studies, but that hasn’t stopped the agency from relying on it.
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Trump Slaps Wind and Solar Industry With $50 Million in Old Rent Bills

Trump Slaps Wind and Solar Industry With $50 Million in Old Rent Bills
"Robbing from a clean energy future to prop up the dirty energy past."
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When Will Renewables Pass Coal? Sooner Than Anyone Thought

When Will Renewables Pass Coal? Sooner Than Anyone Thought
Wind and solar are steadily growing, while coal-fired power use is plummeting because of the coronavirus, accelerating a long-term decline.
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Coronavirus Turns Carbon Emissions Back 10 Years

Coronavirus Turns Carbon Emissions Back 10 Years
Data show coronavirus countermeasures have resulted in a record drop in fossil-fuel demand and created an opening for a clean-energy transition.
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COVID-19 'Liberate' Groups Are the Same Ones Pushing Climate Denial

COVID-19 'Liberate' Groups Are the Same Ones Pushing Climate Denial
The response among many American public officials and the public at large to the COVID-19 pandemic has, in many ways,
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Video: In New York’s Empty Streets, Lessons for Climate Change in the Response to Covid-19

 Video: In New York’s Empty Streets, Lessons for Climate Change in the Response to Covid-19
The pandemic is fast-moving while the impacts of climate change take decades to manifest, but both threaten humanity if some common steps aren’t taken in response.
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Hospital Visits Declined After Sulfur Dioxide Reductions from Coal Plants

Hospital Visits Declined After Sulfur Dioxide Reductions from Coal Plants
A new study found a 55 percent reduction in lung-irritating pollutants and 400 fewer hospital admissions after one coal plant closed and others added scrubbers.
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