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Boulder, Colorado wakes up to the threat of worsening wildfires

The famously well-planned and livable city escaped last week. But it's especially vulnerable to fires from nearby forests, experts say.
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Trump administration buries dozens of clean energy studies

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Preparing for when climate change drives people from their homes

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The case for reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps

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Dam building projects could fuel water stress in Middle East

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Has the Forest Service been making wildfires worse?

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Why are we not talking more about the drought?

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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing "multi-level emergency" mount

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The world’s largest tropical wetland has become an inferno

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In the West, lightning grows as a cause of damaging fires

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Women and climate change in Kenya

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