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In parched Southwest, warm spring renews threat of ‘megadrought’

Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.
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Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

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Will “murdered” tree prod Seattle City Council to pass long-promised protections?

Trees continue to be cut down as Seattle's population expands, which was the fastest-growing big city in America over the last decade.

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McDonald's new restaurant is 100% solar powered

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6 takeaways from the Biden-Sanders joint task force proposals

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Northern right whales are on the brink, and Trump could be their last hope

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NOAA officials feared firings after Trump's hurricane claims, inspector general says

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