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Navajo Nation presidential candidates tackle questions about Navajo economy during forum

Eleven of the 15 Navajo Nation presidential candidates running gathered at Twin Arrows Casino on June 21 to answer questions about how they would address issues affecting the Navajo economy, but none of them had a direct plan set in place. ... Read more»

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G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas

The world’s biggest economies are to stop funding any overseas fossil fuel development from the end of this year, in a move likely to choke off some of the investment in “carbon bombs” that are imperiling efforts to meet the world’s climate targets.... Read more»

Exxon must go to trial over alleged climate crimes, court rules

The Massachusetts high court on Tuesday ruled that the US’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil, must face a trial over accusations that it lied about the climate crisis and covered up the fossil fuel industry’s role in worsening environmental devastation.... Read more»

Western courts grapple with climate change

The West is a hotspot for lawsuits arguing that climate change-inducing policies are at odds with state constitutions, and young plaintiffs filing climate cases say states are infringing on their rights by boosting fossil fuel development and causing climate changes. ... Read more»

Analysis

6 months after climate summit: Where to find progress in a dangerous & divided world

Six months ago, negotiators at the United Nations’ Glasgow climate summit celebrated new commitments to lower global greenhouse gas emissions - today, the world looks ever more complex but there are areas to watch for progress and cooperation.... Read more»

Analysis

Oil production & rhetoric are up in New Mexico — but jobs & investments? Not so much.

As many groups are demanding American leaders increase oil production, the oil and gas industry has thousands of unused federal drilling permits - but the majority of producers said they had no plans to dramatically increase production in the next year.... Read more»

Proposed lithium mine in Nevada would damage ancestral lands, critics say

As the country sources more of the materials needed for green energy domestically, tribal nations and Indigenous groups are fighting a proposed lithium mine in Nevada and a proposed copper mine in Arizona over impacts to culturally important land.... Read more»

Revival of Trump water rule brings fierce critique from Roberts and minority

Chief Justice Roberts joined the Supreme Court’s liberal wing in a dissent criticizing the court reinstating a Trump administration policy that shores up energy projects capable of polluting waterways - as well as the majority’s use of the emergency docket. ... Read more»

Safety limits for human-caused pollution now exceeded

For the first time, researchers have announced the limits that synthetic pollutants can be safely forced into the environment by human hands — and that we’ve already broken through them. ... Read more»

How Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial

ExxonMobil is attempting to use an unusual Texas law to target and intimidate its critics, claiming that lawsuits against the company over its long history of downplaying and denying the climate crisis violate the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of free speech.... Read more»

Guest opinion

4 New Year’s resolutions for a healthier environment in 2022

When many people think of New Year’s resolutions, they brainstorm ways to improve themselves for the year ahead - here are four popular New Year’s resolutions with a twist for improving your relationship with nature in 2022 and beyond.... Read more»

COP26 left the world with a climate to-do list: Here are 5 things to watch for in 2022

How much the world achieved at the Glasgow climate talks, and what happens now, depends in large part on where you live - here are five key elements to watch over the coming year as countries move forward on their promises.... Read more»

How paid leave, a tax cut for the rich and more could get axed from Biden’s social policy bill

Congressional Democrats cheered after approving President Joe Biden’s massive social spending and climate bill - but a major struggle lies ahead, and Democrats cannot lose any votes if they are to send the Build Back Better measure to Biden’s desk.... Read more»

With COP26 over, where do we go from here?

For 14 days, it felt like Glasgow was at the center of something monumental - however, experts worry that the pledges made during COP26 and as a result of the Glasgow Climate Pact won’t be enough to limit rising temperatures.... Read more»

COP 26 climate conference makes small gains, leaves toughest issues to next year

Glasgow’s COP 26, billed as the last chance to save the world from catastrophic climate change, failed to make the radical steps scientists said were needed but finally ended in a political consensus agreement 24 hours later than planned.... Read more»

As climate summit enters final stretch, activists decry it as a failure

Crucial talks in Glasgow to rein in climate change entered the final stretch on Monday after a weekend of protests where activists criticized the conference as a failure because world leaders aren't taking global warming seriously enough. ... Read more»

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