Incarcerated people who fight wildfires in California will be better able to work as firefighters after returning home under a new law.
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Low-income households and households of color are far more likely to spend a disproportionately high portion of their income on energy bills, according to a new report from The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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A massive, first-of-its-kind report, commissioned by Trump appointees and compiled by dozens of analysts from firms across the economy, says "climate change poses a major risk to the stability of the U.S. financial system and to its ability to sustain the American economy."
- Elizabeth Warren's Climate Risk Disclosure Act Tries to Do What the ... ›
- Climate Change Named Biggest Global Threat in New WEF Risks ... ›
- 13 Must-Read Climate Change Reports for 2020 - EcoWatch ›
The full extent of the damage wrought by the storm formerly known as Hurricane Laura will only continue to grow as the weakened storm continues inland and pollution from petrochemical plants and other industrial sites is discovered.
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The psychological toll of climate change-fueled disasters, now compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, is mounting and the U.S. is unprepared. These are the findings of a project by the Center for Public Integrity and Columbia Journalism Investigations, in collaboration with 10 local and regional outlets.
Environmental regulators across the country granted more than 3,000 requests from polluting oil and gas operations, government facilities, chemical plants, and other facilities to stop pollution monitoring and other procedures intended to protect human health and the environment, an expansive two-month AP investigation revealed.
A professional cycling race in Australia is under attack for its connections to a major oil and gas producer, the Guardian reports.
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- G20 Nations Spend $77 Billion a Year to Finance Fossil Fuels ... ›
Hurricane forecasters predict the 2020 hurricane season will be the second-most active in nearly four decades.
Mainstream news outlets gave disproportionate coverage to climate denial and opponents of climate action for nearly thirty years, a new study found.
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Air conditioning systems are a significant contributor to global warming pollution that can and should be made more efficient, a new UN report shows.
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- Extreme Heat-Stressed Locations Could Increase by 80% - EcoWatch ›
- Air Conditioners Contribute to 'Energy Poverty,' New Study Finds ... ›
- New Cooling Technology Protects Against Severe Heat and Viral Spread - EcoWatch ›
Fracking companies are going bankrupt at a rapid pace, often with taxpayer-funded bonuses for executives, leaving harm for communities, taxpayers, and workers, the New York Time reports.
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- Fracking Boom Bursts in Face of Low Oil Prices - EcoWatch ›
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Pennsylvania regulators failed to protect public health and the environment from pollution and other harms caused by fracking operations, a grand jury investigation concluded.
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Extreme heat fueled by climate change killed more than 10,000 deaths in the U.S. between 1999 and 2016, more than hurricanes, tornadoes or floods in most years, an investigation by multiple outlets revealed.
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- Rising Temperatures May Cause 2,100 Annual U.S. Deaths ... ›
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