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U.S. ruling could mean a flood of new claims against Volkswagen

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Molly Rauch: Trump's EPA must strengthen standards for deadly particle pollution

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Why the rollback of the mercury and air toxics standards 'foreshadows what's to come'

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Wood energy as a climate change solution

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As Earth Day turns 50, Pitt helps mine milestones of environmental action

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Air quality report: Washington cities see worst-ever air quality rankings

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Dominique Browning: Don’t celebrate Earth Day. Fight for it

The 1970 gathering ushered in significant achievements in protecting our environment. Now Trump is destroying them.
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50 years of Earth Day: What's better today, and what's worse

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On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we look at conservation milestones since the first official day celebrating our planet in 1970.
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From rust to resilience: What climate change means for Great Lakes cities

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The 'profoundly radical' message of the organizer of Earth Day

Fifty years on, Denis Hayes is still trying to keep the spirit that made Earth Day a world-changing event alive — and to refocus its energy on climate change.
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How the laws that Earth Day inspired have benefited us all

The rules the Trump administration loves to criticize have made life better and healthier for millions of Americans.

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Will state-level environmental enforcement survive the pandemic?

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