A mining company buys out homeowners to avoid cleanup

Time and again, mining company Homestake and government agencies promised to clean up waste from decades of uranium processing. It didn’t happen. Now they’re trying a new tactic: buying out homeowners to avoid finishing the job.

EPA seeks to add DINP plasticizer to Toxics Release Inventory

Twenty years after first suggesting it, federal regulators on Monday proposed adding a group of plastic additives common in toys, flooring and fabric coatings to its list of toxic chemicals, concluding that it can “reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer and...

How clean is ‘clean’ hydrogen?

Batteries and renewable energy alone can’t decarbonize industries, and recent proposals for a “hydrogen economy” could bridge those gaps.

Not so fast: California’s last nuke plant might run longer

An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant.

Experts: Senate-passed bill will yield myriad climate benefits

The Inflation Reduction Act passed by the U.S. Senate August 7 is projected to reduce U.S. climate pollution, premature deaths, household energy bills, the federal deficit, and inflationary pressures while boosting the economy and employment. Congressional Republicans...

Senate 51-50 Vote Clinches Long-Delayed Health And Climate Bill

“The Senate on Sunday approved a sweeping package to combat climate change, lower health-care costs, raise taxes on some billion-dollar corporations and reduce the federal deficit, as Democrats overcame months of political infighting to deliver the centerpiece...

How climate tech startups can survive and thrive in the downturn

Read the full story at GreenBiz. A bubble-bursting means climate tech entrepreneurs will need to adjust their game plan. They’ll need to adapt, conserve cash, negotiate flat or down fundraising rounds, adjust to rising costs of capital and look at forms of financing...

3 circular economy approaches to reduce demand for critical metals

Read the full story from the World Economic Forum. We need a clean energy revolution, and we need it now. But this transition from fossil fuels to renewables will need large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few. Shortages of these...

Solar panel recycling is about to become big business

Read the full story at Clean Technica. A solar panel has a useful life of about 20 years. That means a lot of panels installed in the early part of this century are ready to be replaced. But what to do with them? Until now, most of them have simply been discarded in...

Climate change expected to help weeds more than corn

Read the full story at Illinois Farmer Today. Rising temperatures and sporadic rainfall expected to come with climate change will likely be detrimental to corn yields. But some research indicates that it could be worse than previously thought. That’s because the...

Five priorities to build trust in ESG

Read the full story from Ernst & Young. The ESG movement is at a critical moment. As historic levels of capital are shifted toward ESG priorities, key questions have emerged.

Coca-Cola targets sustainability from every angle

Read the full story at Pro Food World. Coca-Cola is an iconic brand—a well-recognized taste in a well-recognized bottle. But when The Coca-Cola Co. aims to make a change to the norms of operation, it’s thinking not only about its flagship beverage and all its...

Germany gets solar power boost amid energy crisis

The war in Ukraine has exposed Germany’s overreliance on Russian gas, prompting a search for alternatives. Solar power is one and is already seeing a surge. Is the former solar powerhouse on the cusp of a new solar boom?

Germany braces for social unrest over energy prices

German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception.

‘Spiderwebs’ to the rescue for Indonesia’s coral reefs

Ultra-strong fibers, multi-legged robots, pain relievers — all are human innovations inspired by spiders. Now, conservationists in Indonesia are rehabilitating coral reefs using what’s known as the coral spider technique. The method is a type of reef restoration...

Oregon’s wildfire risk map emerges as new climate flashpoint

A new map in Oregon that rated the wildfire risk of every tax lot in the state — labeling nearly 80,000 structures as high-risk — generated so much pushback from angry homeowners that officials abruptly retracted it, saying they had not done enough local outreach...

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