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2020 likely to be one of warmest years on record despite La Niña

La Niña climate event is under way, heralding a colder and stormier winter than usual across the northern hemisphere, but 2020 remains likely to be one of the warmest years on record.

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Coalition of Latino leaders calls for voters to focus on climate change | TheHill

A coalition of Hispanic activists and community leaders on Thursday called on voters to choose candidates who will act to counteract climate change, an issue that disproportionately affects Latinos.
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Leah Stokes on climate issues near and far

The UC Santa Barbara political science professor weighs in on buildings, bikes, SoCalGas, and communicating climate policy.

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Renee Blizzard: Mining NJ’s ‘blue holes’ for solar energy

There’s untapped potential in former sand-mining sites. And great potential in jobs and clean energy for residents of South Jersey.
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No matter who wins, the U.S. exits the Paris climate accord the day after the election

If victorious, Democrat Joe Biden has promised to swiftly rejoin. But the process would be tricky, like jumping on a moving train.
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Trump strips Alaska’s Tongass National Forest of roadless rule protections

President Trump will open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world's largest intact temperate rainforests for decades.

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Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, 59 missing in Vietnam

Typhoon Molave set off landslides that killed at least 19 people and left 45 missing in central Vietnam, where ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday.

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With carbon capture funding, Trump and Biden have common ground on energy jobs

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's visit to the National Energy Technology Laboratory showed Mr. Trump has much in common with his 2020 challenger and Pittsburgh-area Democrats in his strategy to advance western Pennsylvania's energy industry.

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When wildfires and a pandemic coincide

As smoky summers become the new normal, cities were learning how to handle them. Then COVID-19 came along.

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5 reasons to rethink the future of dams

The United States must grapple with a legacy of 90,000 dams, many unsafe or unwanted.
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Advocates say citizen mining complaint process weakened by rule change

Environmental and community advocates in Appalachian coal communities are concerned about a new federal rule, finalized this week, that is changing the process that allows citizens to file complaints about polluting coal mining operations.

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This stranded Venezuelan oil tanker is a potential disaster. Here's what we know

After the U.S. tightened sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company, more than a million barrels of crude oil were abandoned offshore.
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Greta Thunberg reflects on living through multiple crises in a 'post-truth society'

In an exclusive interview with National Geographic, the teen climate activist considers the successes of the youth climate movement and the challenges it will face.
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Oil drilling, possible fracking planned for Okvanago region—elephants’ last stronghold

Hundreds of oil wells could come to cover a huge expanse in Namibia and Botswana, in what has been called possibly the “largest oil play of the decade.”
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Harley-Davidson is making electric bikes now

Using technology it developed to make electric motorcycles, Harley is spinning off a new company—Serial 1 Cycle Company—to make e-bikes.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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