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The Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee and PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance protest against coal and for renewable energy in Johannesburg on 20 March 2024. Courtesy Patrick Bond

South Africa’s new environment minister must focus on people, not profits from fossil fuels – climate ecologist

South Africa’s new environment minister has a strong business background, but the country needs a renewable energy champion who’ll also protect communities from fossil fuel corporates.
A deep injection well used for disposal of fracking wastewater in Kern County, Calif. Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Companies that frack for oil and gas can keep a lot of information secret – but what they disclose shows widespread use of hazardous chemicals

Fracking for oil and gas uses millions of pounds of chemicals, some of which are toxic or carcinogenic. Two researchers summarize what companies have disclosed and call for more transparency.
The new prime minister Liz Truss has announced plans to reverse the fracking ban and drill for more North Sea gas. Clicksbox/Shutterstock

What Liz Truss’s government means for climate action

Liz Truss has appointed a loyal cabinet with varied environmental credentials. What will this mean for UK climate action?
A meeting of Native Title holders forming the Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation in the Beetaloo region. Author provided with permission

The Beetaloo drilling program brings potential health and social issues for Aboriginal communities in remote NT

Fracking the Beetaloo Basin has potential environmental and social harms that affect the Traditional owners in the Northern Territory.
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland speaks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Oct. 1, 2018. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior – and the promise she has for addressing issues of importance to all Americans

If confirmed, US Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American to run the agency that interacts with tribal nations. But her agenda extends far beyond Indian Country.
An ostracod, a small crustacean with more than 70,000 identified species. Anna33/Wikimedia

Blind shrimps, translucent snails: the 11 mysterious new species we found in potential fracking sites

We discovered 11 (and probably more) new species of stygofauna living in water underground. These animals are usually blind, beautifully translucent and long-limbed.

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