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Capturing carbon with machines is a failure—so why are we subsidizing...

Policymakers are pouring money into techno-fixes to solve the climate crisis, even though scientific studies indicate nature-based solutions are all-around more effective.

Biggest polluters linked to worsening wildfires in Western US and Canada

Emissions from these top fossil fuel producers and cement manufacturers could also be linked to about 50% of increasing drought and high fire-risk conditions in the same area since 1901.

Scientists have now linked worsening Western wildfires to top polluters

“This study represents a significant breakthrough in attribution science — directly linking wildfire destruction in a specific region to the largest global carbon producers.”

Climate change could turn a carbon sink into a carbon bomb

There is some debate as to whether this thawing of permafrost in peatland ecosystems is “a long freight train moving slowly as it unloads its greenhouse gases" or a carbon bomb about to blow as the train careens off the tracks.

CO2 storage plans risk leaving future generations with ‘carbon bombs’, energy...

Many climate plans rely on carbon capture and storage in some capacity to limit warming. But Chevron’s latest struggles with an Australian project cast doubt on CCS as a reliable solution.

Eliminating emissions by 2050 could save 74 million lives

“One key takeaway is that there are a significant number of lives that can be saved by reducing emissions.”

Trump’s drilling leases on public lands could release 4.7b metric tons...

A national conservation group revealed Wednesday that President Donald Trump's drilling leases on public lands could lead to the release of more...

Scientists’ urge international body to protect and regrow forests as a...

"...our message as scientists is simple: Our planet's future climate is inextricably tied to the future of its forests."

The trick to make capitalism help solve climate change

The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.

World’s first commercial carbon sucking machine turns greenhouse gas into fertilizer

“It is clear today that we won't be able to achieve zero gigatonnes by the end of the century without the use of carbon removal technologies.”

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law for environmental justice

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.