Climate

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The good news: there are over 3 trillion trees covering the Earth—that's far higher than the 4 billion estimated just two years ago, a team of international researchers has found . But here's the bad news: there were far more trees—46 percent more—before human civilization got hold, with an estimated 15 billion trees being lost own each year, with...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In February 2014, roughly 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash spilled from Duke Energy site into North Carolina's Dan River. (Photo: Waterkeeper Alliance)
Coal ash, a common and unregulated byproduct of coal-fired power plants, has...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a significant victory for the fossil fuel divestment movement, the...

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Blithely returning to the scene of (one of) his crimes, a grinning, dancing, shamelessly oblivious George Bush visited New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Katrina to rewrite history, honor a rebuilt school, and celebrate what one former lackey called "the almost unimaginable renaisssance" of a city that for thousands of hardscrabble survivors remains, in truth, ravaged. From one: “We ain’t been winning anything.”

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