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Fossil fuel′s last gasp?

As more countries seek to phase in renewable energies, coal retains a firm grip in many parts of the world.

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Delta to spend $30 million to offset most of its 2020 impact on climate

Delta Air Lines said on Thursday it would spend more than $30 million to offset 13 million metric tons of carbon emissions over 10 months last year as part of its pledge to help combat climate change.
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Why one of America’s biggest pension funds is backing a bolder climate policy

Long-term investors require continued economic growth. Study after study has found that such growth will come from investing in climate solutions, not from continuing to focus on fossil fuel infrastructure that is destined to be written off as stranded assets.

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Butterfly species in the American West are declining due to climate change

Hundreds of butterfly species across the American West are vanishing as the region becomes hotter, drier and more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study.

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US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

The world's hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating: China and the United States.

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Climate change spells trouble for baby tree swallows

As climate change worsens, spring temperatures come earlier in the year, cueing tree swallows to build their nests sooner. This leaves baby swallows vulnerable as the inevitable cold snap happens.

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Global warming could rob liquors of their flavor

An Italian team of researchers explored the physical and biological factors that cascade through an ecosystem as glaciers retreat. The results, published in the January issue of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, are not promising for your favorite flavored liquors.

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Jill Thomas: The role responsible investors can play in fighting climate change

If each of us makes a small change in our investments, together we have a bigger influence and we can effect change in these big corporations.

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New documentary 'meltdown' looks at Greenland's melting glaciers and the effects of climate change

A new documentary, "Meltdown," brings viewers to the shores of Greenland's melting glaciers for an exploration of natural beauty at its most vulnerable.

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How is Joe Biden handling climate change?

Over the past few years, it has become clearer that ignoring climate change ultimately will have big economic impacts in the future.

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House Energy and Commerce leaders unveil sweeping climate change legislation

Senior House Energy and Commerce Democrats unveiled a template of their plan to combat climate change this Congress that would take a sector-by-sector approach to eliminate carbon dioxide and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Mississippi’s water problems have reached a boiling point

Texas' experience of last month's deadly winter storm may have grabbed headlines, but its neighbors fared just as badly.

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California condors get an assist from an unlikely source: A wind power company

Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical.
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Carbon County, Wyoming, knows which way the wind is blowing

In the heart of coal country, the town of Rawlins will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest wind farms. But pride in the fossil fuel past remains a powerful force.
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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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