Pope Francis Calls for Urgent Action to Fight Climate Change

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“We need a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.”

Pope Francis: Humans Are Turning the Earth Into an “Immense Pile of Filth”

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An excerpt from the pope’s encyclical on climate change, the environment and inequality.

The BP Oil Spill Happened 5 Years Ago Today. We’re Still Paying the Price.

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster, by the numbers.

Is Your Local Fracking Company Breaking the Rules? You’ll Probably Never Know

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Just three states have readily accessible databases of violations by oil and gas companies.

How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air

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The American government exposed just how “crazy bad” China’s air really was.

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