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The Lost Opportunity in Biden’s Big Infrastructure Bills

Richard B. Levine/Levine Roberts/Zuma Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 9,560 people had died in traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022—a 20-year high. The reasons aren’t simple. Experts have blamed everything from emptier pandemic-era…

Just How Clean Is “Clean” Hydrogen, Anyway?

A hydrogen fuel cell bus in Canton, Ohio. Tony Dejak/AP This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Democrats’ new climate legislation, which President Joe Biden signed into law this week, has been described as “transformative” and “game-changing.” But perhaps the most apt word…

Do Forests Grow Better With Our Help or Without?

Bournemouth, UK – Trees!Martin Keene/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. When Susan Cook-Patton was doing a post-doc in forest restoration at the Smithsonian Environmental Research…

Ed Markey Beats Joe Kennedy to Keep His Senate Seat

Steven Senne/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.For the last three years, the left has trained their sights on ousting incumbent Democrats who stand in the way of their liberal agenda. But in the Massachusetts Senate race, they were forced to defend their…

Staffers From Jay Inslee’s 2020 Campaign Just Formed a New Group to Promote Climate Plan to Dems

Jay Inslee.Brian Cahn/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Thirteen hours before Jay Inslee dropped out of the Democratic presidential race last August, his campaign―the first in history to make a…