Environment

Washington County’s New Rules Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Celebrated as ‘Blueprint’ for Nation
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In a move that comes as wildfires ravage the Western United States and could serve as a model for communities nationwide, the Whatcom County Council in Washington voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve new policies aimed at halting local fossil fue ...[Read more]
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Why is Bezos flying to space? Because billionaires think Earth is a sinking ship
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It is not a coincidence that the richest people in America are funding a new space race. They are not motivated by a love of technology, or even a belief in the universe as a business opportunity. Let’s call this what it is: they are making plans to get ...[Read more]
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‘We Are in Deep, Deep Sh*t’: Climate Experts Shocked at Severity of Floods in Germany and Belgium
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Climate scientists on Friday were stunned by the intensity of flooding in Germany and Belgium that killed at least 120 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes, with experts saying they did not expect such extreme weather to result from the human-cau ...[Read more]
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With Amazon Rainforest at ‘Tipping Point,’ Big Banks Told to End Fossil Fuel Financing
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Amazon Watch and Stand.earth revealed Thursday that major European and U.S. banks are at high risk of funding corruption, environmental harms, and human rights violations in the Amazon basin—along with exacerbating the climate emergency and escalating d ...[Read more]
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Revealed: ExxonMobil’s lobbying war on climate change legislation
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The explosive footage was obtained by Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s investigative platform, who posed as head-hunters to obtain the information from one of ExxonMobil’s most senior Washington lobbyists. The recordings appear to reveal the secretive behi ...[Read more]
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Rejecting Bayer Appeal, Top EU Court Upholds Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides
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The European Union's top court ruled Thursday in favor of the European Commission's partial ban on three pesticides hazardous to bees, much to the chagrin of Bayer—the German pharmaceutical and biotech company that merged with agrochemical giant Monsant ...[Read more]
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New Soil Study Shows Pesticides ‘Destroying the Very Foundations of Web of Life’
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A study published Tuesday in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science bolsters alarm about the role that agricultural pesticides play in what scientists have dubbed the "bugpocalypse" and led authors to call for stricter regulations across the U.S. ...[Read more]
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A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned
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A federal appeals court has ruled that unless the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can prove that the pesticide chlorpyrifos is safe, it must be banned. The chemical, which has been widely used on agricultural crops for more than 50 years, has been l ...[Read more]
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What Would a Deep Green New Deal Look Like?
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The Green New Deal has attracted perhaps the greatest attention of any proposal for decades.  It would guarantee Medicare-for-All, Housing-for-All, student loan forgiveness and propose the largest economic growth in human history to address unemployment ...[Read more]
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‘This Is Huge’: Top Court Rules Germany’s Climate Law Inadequate to Protect Future Generations
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In a ruling hailed as a landmark victory for the climate justice movement, Germany's top constitutional court said Thursday that the nation's 2019 climate law violates young people's "fundamental rights to a human future" by failing to set adequate emissi ...[Read more]
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90% of the World Breathes Polluted Air. Symbolic Emission Targets Aren’t Enough.
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On Tuesday, the Biden administration signaled it plans to do just that. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, countries need to nearly halve emissions by 2030 to stay on track to keep warming below 1.5 Celsius, though many groups say ...[Read more]
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