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Coronavirus Turns Carbon Emissions Back 10 Years

Coronavirus Turns Carbon Emissions Back 10 Years
Data show coronavirus countermeasures have resulted in a record drop in fossil-fuel demand and created an opening for a clean-energy transition.
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COVID-19 'Liberate' Groups Are the Same Ones Pushing Climate Denial

COVID-19 'Liberate' Groups Are the Same Ones Pushing Climate Denial
The response among many American public officials and the public at large to the COVID-19 pandemic has, in many ways,
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Video: In New York’s Empty Streets, Lessons for Climate Change in the Response to Covid-19

 Video: In New York’s Empty Streets, Lessons for Climate Change in the Response to Covid-19
The pandemic is fast-moving while the impacts of climate change take decades to manifest, but both threaten humanity if some common steps aren’t taken in response.
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Hospital Visits Declined After Sulfur Dioxide Reductions from Coal Plants

Hospital Visits Declined After Sulfur Dioxide Reductions from Coal Plants
A new study found a 55 percent reduction in lung-irritating pollutants and 400 fewer hospital admissions after one coal plant closed and others added scrubbers.
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Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Reduction Would Be Largest Anti-Climate Rollback Ever

 Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Reduction Would Be Largest Anti-Climate Rollback Ever
The more stringent standard for passenger vehicles passed under the Obama administration would have saved 6 billion tons of greenhouse gases.
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'Holy Crap This Is Insane': Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules

'Holy Crap This Is Insane': Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules
"The EPA uses this global pandemic to create loopholes for destroying the environment. This is a schoolbook example for what we need to start looking out for."
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Trump’s EPA Fast-Tracks a Controversial Rule That Would Restrict the Use of Health Science

 Trump’s EPA Fast-Tracks a Controversial Rule That Would Restrict the Use of Health Science
Researchers and environmental groups have called the proposal “reckless” and “unconscionable” in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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‘Fossil Fuel Companies Knew’: Honolulu Files Lawsuit Over Climate Impacts

‘Fossil Fuel Companies Knew’: Honolulu Files Lawsuit Over Climate Impacts
“This case is very similar to Big Tobacco lying about their products, as well as the pharmaceutical companies pushing an opioid epidemic."
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Trump Administration Caught Adding Debunked Climate Denial Language to Reports

Trump Administration Caught Adding Debunked Climate Denial Language to Reports
The Interior Department has reportedly included boilerplate climate change denial language in at least nine scientific reports.
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An Obscure Issue Four Years Ago, Climate Emerged as a Top Concern in New Hampshire

 An Obscure Issue Four Years Ago, Climate Emerged as a Top Concern in New Hampshire
Sanders and Buttigieg aggressively touted plans to combat climate change, but even more motivating for voters: Trump’s fossil fuel agenda.
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