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Will Lithium Mining Turn California's Salton Sea into a Green Energy Sacrifice Zone?
Once a tourist destination, the Salton Sea faces ecological collapse, toxic dust storms—and maybe a lithium boom.
Paige Oamek
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Opposition from Progressives and Republicans Could Sink Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Permitting Deal
The West Virginia senator is “getting desperate” as objections to his permitting deal grow louder, saying he’s a victim of “revenge politics.”
Jake Johnson
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How Far Would You Go to Stop Climate Change?
A landmark legal victory opens the door to direct action.
Jack McCordick
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We Need a New Constitution
When every branch of our government is corrupt to the core, where do we go from here?
Basav Sen
Climate
The Supreme Court Is Gutting the Regulatory State. Let's Look at Our Other Options.
It's time to talk about public ownership.
Thomas M. Hanna
Climate
The Movements Taking Climate Action Where Politicians Won't
The world's most existential crisis has all but fallen off Washington's agenda. But campaigners are finding success in more immediate targets.
Donna Katzin and William Minter
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“Solidarity Is How We Win”: After Years of Fighting Toxic Scrapyard, Activists Celebrate a Victory in Chicago
By protesting and going out on hunger strike, environmental justice advocates helped stop a controversial metal scrapper from being built on Chicago’s Southeast Side.
Keisa Reynolds
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The Existential Danger of Using the Ukraine Invasion to Ramp Up Fossil Fuel Production
Just as scientists warn we must drastically shift away from fossil fuel extraction, the Biden administration is pressing for more oil production.
Sarah Lazare
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What's Missing in Don't Look Up? A Real Call to Climate Action.
The new Netflix hit offers a searing satire, but its website's action steps are wanting.
Mitch Jones
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Why COP26 Flopped
Western observers want to blame India for the failure of the UN climate talks. Not so fast.
Basav Sen
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After Ida, This Louisiana Tribe Is Organizing Its Own Recovery
Armed with agricultural knowledge and mutual aid networks, the Houma people aren't waiting on the government to rescue them.
Joseph Bullington
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Want to Know How We Can Win a Just Transition? States Hold a Key.
What's next for the worker-led movement to curb climate change.
Mindy Isser
Climate
We’re About to Pass Up a Generational Opportunity to Stem the Climate Crisis
The Build Back Better program isn’t just inadequate on climate—it may be a disaster. Here’s what movements are demanding next.
Basav Sen
Climate
Democratic Leaders Are Finger-Wagging Over the IPCC Report. They Should Look To Themselves.
If Democrats really heeded the warning of the IPCC report, they'd end the fossil fuel industry.
Sarah Lazare
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Biden's Climate Pledges Are Incompatible with His Belligerence Toward China
Bipartisan saber rattling and spiraling Pentagon budgets threaten to undermine global climate action just when we need it most.
Lorah Steichen
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Biden Says He Backs a Just Transition for the Climate Crisis. Advocates Say, “Prove It.”
While the administration has taken some early steps to provide support for energy workers and frontline communities in the transition away from fossil fuels, experts and activists say the crisis demands a more transformative approach.
Rachel M. Cohen
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The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy
To meet his climate promises, Biden will have to abandon the U.S. tradition of hawkish nationalism in favor of global cooperation.
Kate Aronoff
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When Climate Disaster and Mass Incarceration Collide
Failed responses to environmental disasters in jails are gambling with detainees’ lives.
Daniela Ochoa-Bravo
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This Old Steel Mill Town is Now a Hub for Green Energy
Sick of poison runoff and toxic beaches, a former steel town near Baltimore fights for clean jobs.
Dharna Noor
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AOC and Ed Markey Want a Civilian Climate Corps. Here's What It Could Look Like.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey just introduced a new plan to employ millions of Americans in good-paying jobs that respond to climate change. Who's in?
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CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years
Despite pandemic shutdowns, the NOAA warns that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."
Jessica Corbett
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For the Green New Deal to Work, It Has to Reject “Growth”
How pursuing unfettered GDP growth makes it impossible to achieve the objectives of the Green New Deal.
Riccardo Mastini, Giorgos Kallis and Jason Hickel
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The Climate Movement’s Reckoning with Black Lives Matter
For far too long, the climate movement has ignored the needs of the people most impacted by the climate crisis. That's changing.
Camille Williams
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Biden Can't Reach His Own Climate Goals Without Banning Fracking
Trump tried—and failed—to ride fears about a fracking ban to a second term. Now Biden needs to confront fossil fuels.
Wenonah Hauter
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