"The first Black chairman of the powerful Agriculture Committee says his team is already lining up several spring hearings on key issues."
"The EPA’s program for cleaning up the nation’s hazardous waste dumps has a backlog of sites that lack funding—the largest in 15 years."
"The scientists' efforts were often unseen and sometimes unsuccessful. But over four years, they mounted a guerilla defense that kept pressure on the Trump Administration."
"Japan aims to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in about 15 years, the government said Friday in a plan to achieve Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s ambitious pledge to go carbon free by 2050 and generate nearly $2 trillion growth in green business and investment."
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"By century's end, tens of millions of U.S. coastal property owners will face a decision embodied in the popular exhortation, 'Move it or lose it.' But there's an option for people who can't imagine a home without an ocean view. It's called "seasteading," and it could be a 21st-century antidote to the nation's disappearing shorelines."
"Of 2020's Atlantic storms, 13 were hurricanes, six of them Category 3 or higher. Warmer ocean waters are fueling an increasing number of storms."
"Vertical ice caves in Greenland, called ‘moulins,’ drain water from the ice to the sea — and they’re even bigger than we thought"
"When COVID-19 blew a hole in California’s spending plans last spring, one of the things state budget-cutters took an axe to was wildfire prevention."
"Blazes at the imperiled hazardous waste sites could release toxins ranging from acid mine drainage to radioactive smoke."