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Press Worries About a Fracking Ban’s ‘Risk’ to Democrats—Not Fracking’s Threat to Planet

In last week’s vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, Harris reiterated Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s rejection of a fracking ban, despite her earlier call …

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A Surge of New Plastic Is About to Hit the Planet

And because the American fracking boom is unearthing … The impact goes beyond the waste problem that is the focus of public concern. Although plastic is often seen as a separate issue from climate …

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Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes

The vital signs? The health of the seas’ smallest residents — phytoplankton. “One out of every two breaths of oxygen that you take is coming from plants in the ocean, and most of the time people don’t …

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Mars was once a lush, ocean-covered planet with a thick atmosphere like Earth’s

This trapped heat allowed water to be liquid on the surface of the planet … by estimating the thickness of the ancient atmosphere by looking at the presence of oxygen isotopes. Isotopes are versions …

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Saving The Planet Is Possible, So Let’s Get To Work

An interview with myclimate CEO Stephen Neff on the non-profit’s projects and mission

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There’s ‘no place on the planet’ — not even Hawaii — to escape climate change, experts say – USA TODAY

There’s ‘no place on the planet’ — not even Hawaii — to escape climate change, experts say  USA TODAY

Climate experts in the Aloha State told USA TODAY on Monday that tourists cannot escape climate change — not even on the islands, where 60-foot waves and …

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Converting forests into palm oil plantations is ‘total devastation’ for the planet

Listen to the full interview. Demand for palm oil is booming. It’s a common ingredient in a wide variety of foods and household products, from cookies, bread and chocolate to soap and shampoo. But, as …

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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine. The fields outside Kotawaringin village in Central Kalimantan, on the i…

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How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet | The New Yorker – The New Yorker


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How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet | The New Yorker
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With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable, but the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on …

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America’s Clean Power Plan Is Good For Our Planet, Our Economy, & Our Health

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped EPA authority. But the move to repeal and replace the plan is really about protecting Big Polluters’ bottom lines at our expense

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