Miracle in the desert

The hunt for lithium and environmental justice on the shores of a dying lake tanding on the banks of the lakeshore, Darlene Berber’s view of her former neighbourhood was both familiar and strangely altered.  “That’s where the marina used to be,” she said, as she guided us round what remains of Vista Del Mar. “There […]

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Clean up your Halloween

Halloween is going to look a bit different this year because of the pandemic, but there could be a green lining: an opportunity to develop a more sustainable outlook on a typically high-waste holiday. Need an example? Consider pumpkins. American farmers produced more than a billion pounds of them in 2018, according to the Department of Agriculture. Much of that total ends […]

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Revenge of the Obamacrats

Obama’s top environmental official wanted nothing to do with politics after leaving the government. What did it take to bring her back? Washington legend has it that bureaucrats and political operatives overwhelmingly stay in issue advocacy or politics after their bosses leave office. But that notion is decades out-of-date. These days, many top officials who […]

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Industry Groups Ask California To Delay Pollution Rules, Citing Pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Industry groups are pushing for California regulators to delay new environmental measures, including those meant to promote clean air. Their reason: the economic stress the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on their businesses. Groups have sent at least six letters to California officials in the past two weeks requesting delays or modifications to […]

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