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The grand old trees of the world are dying, leaving forests younger and shorter

The effects on wildlife and the ability of forests to store CO2 from fossil fuels could be enormous.
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California regulators back PG&E bankruptcy plan

The vote increases the likelihood that the utility will resolve its case by a June 30 deadline and get future liability protection from the state.
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Upmanu Lall, Paulina Concha Larrauri: The Michigan dam failures are a warning

Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.
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States sue to block Trump from weakening fuel economy rules

At stake in the lawsuit is the single biggest effort by the United States to fight the climate crisis.
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SF, other California cities permitted to sue oil industry over climate change, judge rules

Eight California cities and counties, including San Francisco and Oakland, want billions of dollars from fossil fuel companies, alleging they caused major climate problems, like rising seas and extreme weather.
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Reduce plastic pollution to preserve all marine life

It is not just a necessity; it is vital to create legislation around plastic production to slow the deterioration of our planet.
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Leslie Solorzano: Reduce plastic pollution to preserve all marine life

It is not just a necessity; it is vital to create legislation around plastic production to slow the deterioration of our planet.
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Why air pollution hasn't fallen more with everyone driving less

Car traffic took a big dip beginning in late March, and headlines celebrated clean air around the U.S. But an NPR analysis of EPA data tells a more troubling story.
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PG&E says wildfire victims back settlement in bankruptcy

The vote to accept a $13.5 billion deal will help the California utility resolve its bankruptcy in time to qualify for a state wildfire fund.
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A new viral outbreak is killing rabbits

This virus is deadly, long-lived and highly contagious, but it doesn’t affect people or other animals.
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In the shadows of America’s smokestacks, virus is one More deadly risk

Nationwide, poor communities are exposed to much more air pollution than wealthier ones. Scientists are racing to understand what role this may play in Covid-19.
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Pandemic costs clean energy sector nearly 600,000 jobs

Companies cut 447,200 clean energy jobs in April, more than triple the number it lost in March.
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Will the coronavirus make the West more vulnerable to wildfires?

The fight against Covid-19 has disrupted preparations for the fire season.
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California sues EPA for suspending pollution enforcement during coronavirus pandemic

California, along with eight other states, sued the EPA for suspending enforcement of air and water pollution monitoring and reporting during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Natural gas exports slow as pandemic reduces global demand

Businesses in the United States, Israel and other countries were planning to invest billions in export terminals. Now, those projects are being canceled or delayed.
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