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Not Waiting for Public Comment, Trump Administration Schedules Lease Sale for Arctic Wildlife Refuge

 Not Waiting for Public Comment, Trump Administration Schedules Lease Sale for Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Environmental groups blasted the move and warned that petroleum companies bidding on leases will face legal battles “fraught with high costs and reputational risks.”
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Biden’s Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Envoy Sends a ‘Signal to the World,’ Advocates Say

Biden’s Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Envoy Sends a ‘Signal to the World,’ Advocates Say
The former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate helped forge the Paris climate accord and now is expected to usher the U.S. back into the pact.
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Trump Rolled Back 100+ Environmental Rules. Biden May Focus on Undoing Five of the Biggest Ones

 Trump Rolled Back 100+ Environmental Rules. Biden May Focus on Undoing Five of the Biggest Ones
Together, the five regulations, if not reversed, would release an additional 1.8 billion to 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by 2035.
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In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land

 In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land
Scientists say global warming is likely to fuel more intense storms. But earlier projections of an overall drop in the number of storms are not holding up.
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Climate Activists Thought Democrats Were Poised to Reclaim the Senate. Then Came Election Day.

  Climate Activists Thought Democrats Were Poised to Reclaim the Senate. Then Came Election Day.
Climate activists pinned their hopes for climate legislation on a Democratic Senate. If Biden becomes president, can the parties compromise?
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The Pence-Harris Showdown Came up Well Short of an Actual 'Debate' on Climate Change

 The Pence-Harris Showdown Came up Well Short of an Actual 'Debate' on Climate Change
Vice President Mike Pence reduced the issue to slogans, forcing Sen. Kamala Harris to deny support for fracking or the Green New Deal.
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New Study Shows a Vicious Circle of Climate Change Building on Thickening Layers of Warm Ocean Water

 New Study Shows a Vicious Circle of Climate Change Building on Thickening Layers of Warm Ocean Water
Global warming is deepening blankets of warmer water that alter ocean currents, hinder absorption of carbon, intensify storms and disrupt biological cycles.
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What to Make of Some Young Evangelicals Abandoning Trump Over Climate Change?

 What to Make of Some Young Evangelicals Abandoning Trump Over Climate Change?
While conservative Christians remain staunch supporters of the president, the climate consciousness of Generation Z could bring a political shift in the long-term.
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Planet Is Burning, But First Presidential Debate Set to Ignore Humanity's Most Pressing Issue: Climate

Planet Is Burning, But First Presidential Debate Set to Ignore Humanity's Most Pressing Issue: Climate
"At a time when wildfires are burning down an entire coast, it's absolutely unconscionable for the media to dismiss climate change as a topic in the first presidential debate."
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Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration
Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?
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