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    Legal Agreement Could Cut Toxic Emissions in Cancer Alley

    Legal Agreement Could Cut Toxic Emissions in Cancer Alley

    A legal settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the town containing the census tract with the worst air pollution in the country could significantly reduce harmful emissions in the area known as “Cancer Alley.”  The proposed agreement was posted on the Federal Register Tuesday and would settle two lawsuits brought by members […]

    New Zealand Considers Charging Farmers for Livestock Emissions

    New Zealand Considers Charging Farmers for Livestock Emissions

    In New Zealand, sheep and cattle outnumber people. All that livestock passes gas, which means emitting more methane into the atmosphere. As such, the country has proposed to tax farmers for their livestock’s emissions. New Zealand’s agriculture makes up almost half of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the BBC, there are about 5 […]

    Biden Admin Announces Steps to Boost U.S. Solar Projects

    Biden Admin Announces Steps to Boost U.S. Solar Projects

    President Joe Biden has taken steps to boost the solar industry in the U.S.  The administration announced plans to pause tariffs on solar panels and use the Defense Production Act to boost the domestic manufacturing of clean energy technology including solar parts.  “Together, these actions will spur domestic manufacturing, construction projects, and good-paying jobs – […]

    After Protests, Paris Says It Won’t Fell Trees Near Eiffel Tower

    After Protests, Paris Says It Won’t Fell Trees Near Eiffel Tower

    The city of Paris will not move forward with a plan to clear more than 40 trees near the Eiffel Tower.  The plan to redevelop the tower area in time for the 2024 Olympics would have created tourist facilities near the famous landmark but also reduced traffic and increased green space. However, Parisians were concerned […]

    3 Oil Companies Pull Out of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    3 Oil Companies Pull Out of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Three oil companies have canceled their leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Drilling in the refuge has long been a controversial issue, as the 19.5-million-acre wilderness area is home to 45 species of mammals including polar bears, bowhead whales and caribou and considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich’in people, according to the Gwich’in Steering […]