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I Eat Fish, Am I Eating Microplastics?

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The REDUCE Act Rewards Reuse Rather Than Waste

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Climate realism: the solutions that might work at scale

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Why nuclear should be part of our net-zero-carbon future, green jobs for physicists, proton arc therapy

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Why nuclear energy must be part of ‘net zero’ climate targets

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North Carolina tribes fear pipeline will damage waterways, burial grounds

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Chevron’s climate plan: Use wind and solar power to drill for oil

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Clean energy can bring climate justice to communities throughout America

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Carbon emissions will drop just 40% by 2050 with countries’ current pledges

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Toxic algae blooms are multiplying. The government has no plan to help.

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Report: Biden has the power to prevent 1.6 billion metric tons of emissions annually

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Flooding could shut down one-quarter of America’s critical infrastructure

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The environmental justice fight to block the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

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A Nobel pursuit

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Cop26: world poised for big leap forward on climate crisis, says John Kerry

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Indigenous activists march in Washington to demand action on climate crisis – as it happened

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Indigenous protesters urge Biden to stop approving fossil fuel projects

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‘Last-chance saloon’: Prince Charles urges Scott Morrison to attend Cop26 climate summit

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David Littleproud says states should compensate farmers for past emissions reductions

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Guardian Essential poll: most Australians want Morrison to set a higher emissions reduction target

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Prince Charles reveals his car runs on cheese and wine byproducts

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Prince Charles says he ‘totally understands’ frustrations of climate protesters

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World leaders urged to consider health benefits of climate action

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New study finds half of people released from jail before trial in SF re-offend

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Parents of Children Killed by Fentanyl, and Environmental Progress, Request Action by Los Angeles Sheriff

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Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce 2021 Texas Grid Failure

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Testimony by Michael Shellenberger before the House Agriculture Committee on “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors”

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Apocalypse Never to Be Published in Germany, South Korea, Israel, France, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic, Lithuanian, and Slovakia

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Bad science and bad ethics in Peter Gleick’s Review of “Apocalypse Never” at Yale Climate Connections

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Google Maps now shows the lowest-carbon route for car journeys

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US corporations talk green but are helping derail major climate bill

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SeaHawk Mission Proves CubeSats are Viable for Collecting Scientific Data

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August Puzzler

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July Puzzler

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Earth’s Radiation Budget is Out of Balance

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June Puzzler

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May Puzzler

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Circular Economy: The Best Business Model

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Sustainable Design: Raising Standards and Improving Business

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Colombian Chocolate Saves Trees

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How Iceland is Revolutionizing Green Agriculture

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10 Green Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Money & Save The Planet

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The Evolution of Ethical Investing

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How To Get ISO 14000 / 14001 Certification

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Is Bitcoin Bad For The Environment?

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The Environmental Impact of Paint

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Unique Green Ideas for Business

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How You Can Help the Environment by Driving Less

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How vehicle tracking reduces commercial fleets environmental impact

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Concrete on a roll: changing engineering projects worldwide

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