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Gulf Drilling Condemned as Hundreds of Hurricane-Related Spills Investigated

Gulf Drilling Condemned as Hundreds of Hurricane-Related Spills Investigated
"This is the petrochemical industry's responsibility, so it should foot the bill for a total cleanup—not the taxpayer."
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Rainfall Observed at Peak of Greenland Ice Sheet for First Time on Record

Rainfall Observed at Peak of Greenland Ice Sheet for First Time on Record
"What is going on is not simply a warm decade or two in a wandering climate pattern. This is unprecedented," said one climate scientist.
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'Bombshell' Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Action by Congress

'Bombshell' Secret Footage of ExxonMobil Lobbyists Sparks Calls for Action by Congress
"We demand Congress immediately investigate Exxon and fossil fuel companies' climate crimes, and make polluters pay for their destruction," said a 350.org campaigner.
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America Has More Than Enough Renewable Resources to Meet All of Its Energy Needs, Says Report

America Has More Than Enough Renewable Resources to Meet All of Its Energy Needs, Says Report
Renewable technologies are also becoming more advanced, while costs are plummeting.
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Greenpeace Says Japan's Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law

Greenpeace Says Japan's Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law
"The government has taken the wholly unjustified decision to deliberately contaminate the Pacific Ocean with radioactive wastes."
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Sea Level Rise is Killing Trees Along the Atlantic Coast, Creating 'Ghost Forests' Visible From Space

Sea Level Rise is Killing Trees Along the Atlantic Coast, Creating 'Ghost Forests' Visible From Space
Sea level rise driven by climate change is making wetlands wetter in many parts of the world. It’s also making them saltier.
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'He Is Lying. People Are Dying': Calls for Texas Governor to Resign as He Blames Power Outages on Wind and Solar

'He Is Lying. People Are Dying': Calls for Texas Governor to Resign as He Blames Power Outages on Wind and Solar
"Five million Texans are without power tonight and temperatures are below freezing. People will most certainly die tonight because of it. But Gov. Abbott had time to go on Sean Hannity to blame the Green New Deal."
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Trump EPA Issues Last-Minute Rule to Make Action on Climate and Pollution Harder for Biden

Trump EPA Issues Last-Minute Rule to Make Action on Climate and Pollution Harder for Biden
"This is an egregious 11th-hour attempt to handcuff the incoming administration and undercut the benefits of clean air—in the worst days of a global health crisis."
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In 'Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate,' Court Rejects Trump Approval of Offshore Drilling Project in Arctic

In 'Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate,' Court Rejects Trump Approval of Offshore Drilling Project in Arctic
While welcoming the win, activists vowed to continue fighting against destructive oil and gas extraction in the region.
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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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