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Sharon Zhang: Fossil Fuel Pollution Caused Nearly 1 in 5 Premature Deaths in 2018

“There’s a vaccine for the 8.7 million deaths caused each year by air pollution from fossil fuels. That vaccine is called solar panels and wind turbines”

Anna Clark: Don’t Forget About Flint

The Roots of Its Water Crisis Remain Unaddressed

Jeremy Nichols: Last Trump sale of public lands for fracking prompts outrage and hope

President-elect Biden must follow through with commitment to ban sale of public lands for fracking, put climate, justice, public lands first

Jerry Redfern: New Mexico’s Economists: “Like It or Not, We’re at the Tail End of the Fossil Fuel Age.”

Right now, more than 40% of the state’s income relies on the boom-and-bust fortunes of oil and gas. Now, according to a trio of New Mexico’s leading economists, the time has come to change course

John Scales Avery: Human Society And The Biosphere

According to a recent United Nations report, more than a million species of plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction because of human activities

CounterPunch News Service: 500+ Groups Call on President-Elect Biden To Order Fossil Fuel Lease Ban

Hundreds of conservation, Native American, religious, and business groups today sent President-elect Joe Biden text for a proposed executive order to ban new fossil fuel leasing and permitting on federal public lands and waters

Leanna First-Arai: Factory Farms Are Poisoning Rural Communities

Joe Biden’s plan for rural America does not mention any kind of comprehensive farm reform

Isaac Arnsdorf: Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections

The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them: The Justice Department is fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to federal executions

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Juan Cole: As Wind, Solar, surge, Renewables to be Globe’s largest Source of Electricity by 2025

The International Energy Agency just issued a report concluding that wind and solar are growing rapidly, unlike beleaguered fossil fuels, and that in only five years they will be generating a third of the world’s electricity, overtaking coal

Christine MacDonald: Exxon Spends Millions on Facebook To Keep the Fossil Fuel Industry Alive

Aided by a right-wing political consulting firm, the company is rallying supporters to fight for oil and gas interests at every level of government

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