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Which wealthy country is most pessimistic on climate change?

If you're reading this, there's a fair chance that you care about climate change. But do you believe we're able to do anything to reduce it? If you live in the U.K., the answer is: probably not.

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Betty T. Yee: Climate change is a business risk

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Fighting with Trump over the real ‘social cost of carbon’

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Sunrun acquiring Vivint in shakeup of home solar market

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New Zealand wants to overhaul the way buildings are constructed

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Surrounded by trees, using solar: A factory is challenging perceptions

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PG&E, troubled California utility, emerges from bankruptcy

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Massachusetts planned climate change action in 2020. Time is running out

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Bicycle company’s TV ad pulled by French advertising regulator for ‘discrediting automobile sector’

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America's coalminers call for urgent help amid Covid-19 and industry decline

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Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

A Russian metallurgical company says that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees.

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