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Arctic Report Card 2019: Extreme Ice Loss, Dying Species as Global Warming Worsens

 Arctic Report Card 2019: Extreme Ice Loss, Dying Species as Global Warming Worsens
For indigenous communities on the Bering Sea, a way of life is at risk as climate change hits fish populations and ricochets through ecosystems.
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With Focus on Impeachment, Trump Quietly Provides Offshore Drilling Industry 'Sweetheart Giveaway'

With Focus on Impeachment, Trump Quietly Provides Offshore Drilling Industry 'Sweetheart Giveaway'
Former lobbyist turned Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, says critic, probably assumed gift "to his former oil and gas client would slip by unnoticed."
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Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate Risk

Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate Risk
A new analysis of satellite images shows how the area of West Virginia with the most strip-mine damage is also the most susceptible to increased stream flow.
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Dems Big Win in Virginia Clears Way for Climate and Clean Energy Policies

Dems Big Win in Virginia Clears Way for Climate and Clean Energy Policies
The election puts Virginia back on track to join the East Coast’s regional carbon cap-and-trade system.
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‘Is This About the Oil Industry?’ House Oversight Hearing Explores Big Oil’s Role in Weakening Clean Car Standards

‘Is This About the Oil Industry?’ House Oversight Hearing Explores Big Oil’s Role in Weakening Clean Car Standards
The House Oversight Committee, which last week heard testimony on the oil industry’s efforts to suppress climate science, continued to p
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Key Question as Exxon Climate Trial Begins: What Did Investors Believe?

 Key Question as Exxon Climate Trial Begins: What Did Investors Believe?
New York's investor fraud case against ExxonMobil revolves around a central question: Did the oil giant mislead investors about the company's financial risks connected to climate change?
Part of the answer may hinge on notes that Exxon's former greenhouse gas manager emailed to a colleague in 2014.
As the trial
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Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing 'False Solutions'

Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing 'False Solutions'
"Only by highlighting the real culprits can we push them to change their packaging and destructive throwaway business model."
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Trump Wants to Erase Protections in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, a Storehouse of Carbon

Trump Wants to Erase Protections in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, a Storehouse of Carbon
The old-growth rainforest is a major North American carbon sink. The Trump administration is moving to lift a Clinton-era ban on logging there.
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In the Mountains, Climate Change is Disrupting Everything

In the Mountains, Climate Change is Disrupting Everything
The melting of glaciers and loss of snow has a cascading effect for ecosystems, agriculture and billions of people downstream.
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The U.S. Is Exporting a Fracked Climate Catastrophe

The U.S. Is Exporting a Fracked Climate Catastrophe
“This recent increase in methane is massive."
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