Europe conflicted over push to fast-track mining code for the ocean floor

While some EU states are calling for a moratorium on deep seabed mining, others have interests in exploration – with Germany sending mixed messages

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A massive oil spill helped one billionaire avoid paying income tax for 14 years

Phyllis Taylor’s company is responsible for the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history. That’s been a disaster for the Gulf of Mexico — but a tax bonanza for Taylor.

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Storms restore Marin reservoirs to above-average levels

Cities need EVs—and also walkable neighborhoods, more transit, and redesigned streets

Ttransportation is one of the largest and fastest-growing sources of emissions in cities. Shifting to EVs is vital to reversing that—but not at all sufficient.

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What New York needs to look like as sea levels rise

At 6 feet of sea level rise, 20,000 acres of the city and about 280,000 residents will be underwater. These designers imagined a future city that’s prepared to welcome in flood waters without causing disaster.

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L.A.’s effort to fight COVID through community partnerships shows promise

A ‘Community Equity Fund’ empowered neighborhood groups to reach 1.9 million people, but organizations say more needs to be done.

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With billions in federal dollars, will Pennsylvania finally cap its abandoned, polluting oil wells?

Thousands of homeowners live near methane-emitting wells. The fossil fuel industry has avoided cleaning up the mess for over a century.

Why building roads and transit costs more in the U.S.

If history is a guide, President Joe Biden’s $1.3 trillion investment may not fund nearly as much transportation as it would in much of the rest of the world.

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For store owners, bike lanes boost the bottom line

Retailers often resist bike lanes and other street changes that reduce the number of nearby parking spaces. But research shows that fewer cars are often good for business. 

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The world is unprepared for the next pandemic, report says

The latest Global Health Security Index finds that no country is positioned well to respond to outbreaks.

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