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Conservation Groups Seek to Defend Boiler Efficiency Standards

Environmental, consumer, and public housing groups are seeking to intervene in support of the Department of Energy’s efficiency standards for commercial boilers that are being challenged by industry associations, according to a new filing in a Washington federal court.

PG&E Judge Refuses to Back Push for Fire Victims To Delay Votes

The judge overseeing PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy refused to sanction a contentious request from lawyers who wanted to advise wildfire victims to withhold voting on the utility’s reorganization plan until they resolve concerns over a $13.5 billion settlement.

Wuhan Is Returning to Life. So Are Its Disputed Wet Markets

Cars lined up this week at the main entrance to the Baishazhou wet market, one of the biggest in Wuhan, which is buzzing again. The Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged has stirred back to life following a lockdown lasting for months.

Virus and Climate Test Our Financial Resilience: Green Insight

We are all grappling with coronavirus right now—both the immediate reality and what it means for the future. Governments are assuming a much bigger role in the economies of developed countries, propping up households and businesses that would otherwise be ruined by the desperate measures being taken to stop the spread of disease.

With Humans in Hiding, Animals Take Back the Pandemic World

It took just a few days of lockdown for baby rabbits to dare to cross once-bustling roads in Christchurch, New Zealand, and less than a week for a puma to descend from the Andes Mountains into Santiago, one of South America’s busiest capitals. In Barcelona, wild boar, a familiar sight for citizens on the city’s outskirts, have made their way into Diagonal Avenue, an eight-lane thoroughfare.

To Stop the Next Pandemic, Start Protecting Wildlife Habitats

There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. One of them is both the most grandiose and the least sensible to talk about in the midst of a once-in-a-century crisis: “Take care of nature.”

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S. While states are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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