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Ohio and Pennsylvania residents affected by the East Palestine train derailment say their ‘basic needs’ are still not being met

This article originally appeared on Inside Climate News, a nonprofit, independent news organization that covers climate, energy and the environment. It is republished with permission. Sign up for their newsletter here.  Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, and nearby areas in Pennsylvania harmed by the Norfolk Southern train disaster say a new $310 million settlement announced by the Biden […]

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Mexico Elected a Climate Scientist. But Will She Be a Climate President?

Presidential campaign for Claudia Sheinbaum (Flickr) By Martha Pskowski / Inside Climate News Mexico’s President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, an energy engineer and physicist by training, has published widely on the energy transition and greenhouse gas emissions as an environmental scientist. She has co-authored a U.N. climate report, and as Mexico City mayor, she installed solar power on […]

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Making War on Planet Earth: The Enemy Is Us

In August and September 2007, a lightning strike sparked the 48,000-acre Castle Rock wildfire near Ketchum, Idaho, threatening million dollar homes in the Sun Valley area. Cheatgrass helped fuel the fire (Flickr) By Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch Honestly, doesn’t it befuddle you? I mean, don’t you think we humans are kinda mad? And worse yet, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Indigenous Nations Co-managing or Co-stewarding Their Land? A Lot.

High Bridge Trail at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Photo from Flickr by the Bureau of Land Management California from By Taylar Dawn Stagner / Grist For a decade, wind farm companies had been eyeing Molok Luyuk — a mountain ridge of religious importance to tribes in northern California, whose people have worked for years […]

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As Recognition of Intelligent Forest Systems Grows, So Has Pushback

University of British Columbia Professor of Forest Ecology and bestselling author Suzanne Simard has been at the forefront of research on plant communication and intelligence. Simard is globally renowned for her work on how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles as well as the bestselling […]

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Mapping Earth’s Hidden Allies: SPUN’s Mission to Protect Mycorrhizal Fungi and Combat Climate Change

Written by The Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN) Mycorrhizal fungi, the network-forming fungi that form symbiotic relationships with plant roots, have underpinned life on Earth for over 450 million years. Scientists know that mycorrhizal fungi are critical to maintain ecosystem health, and that they transport massive amounts of carbon fixed by plants […]

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Oil Companies Contaminated a Family Farm. The Courts and Regulators Let the Drillers Walk Away.

By Mark Olade and Nick Bowlin / Grist Climate News This story was originally published by ProPublica and was produced in partnership with Capital & Main and Gray Television/InvestigateTV. The first sign of trouble bubbled up from gopher holes a stone’s throw from Stan Ledgerwood’s front door. The salt water left an oily sheen on the soil and a swath […]