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Biden pledges ambitious climate action. Here’s what he could actually do

If elected, Joe Biden and his allies are preparing to pass climate change legislation, piece by piece — knowing full well that the candidate's $2 trillion plan would be a tough sell.

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Trump and Biden square off over environment

Over two days, President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid out wildly divergent views on environmental regulations and climate change, helping to define the stakes of the presidential race.
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Trump to weaken environmental rules to speed infrastructure permits

President Trump is set to unilaterally weaken one of the nation's bedrock conservation laws, the National Environmental Policy Act, limiting public review of federal infrastructure projects to speed up the permitting of freeways, power plants and pipelines.

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Biden announces $2 trillion climate plan

Joe Biden’s plan connects tackling climate change with the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, while also addressing racism. The proposal drew praise from his onetime critics.
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Shoshanna Saxe, Kristen MacAskill: Stop building more roads

There’s a right way to do infrastructure. Why does America get it wrong?
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Is this the end of oil and gas pipelines?

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.
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A canal that opened the Montana prairie may soon dry up

An early 20th-century federal water project irrigated the prairie to create farms and towns in eastern Montana. But it needs a $200 million overhaul.
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Trump, citing pandemic, moves to weaken two key environmental protections

Twin environmental actions set for Thursday underscored the president’s push to roll back regulations as the coronavirus crisis continues.
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States warn that virus may doom climate projects

A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because of the pandemic.
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Upmanu Lall, Paulina Concha Larrauri: The Michigan dam failures are a warning

Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.
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‘Expect more’: Climate change raises risk of dam failures

Engineers say most dams in the United States, designed decades ago, are unsuited to a warmer world and stronger storms.
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As virus lingers in Michigan, a new crisis arrives: Flooding

Thousands of residents of Midland, Mich., fled their homes as waters rose, trying to keep at a safe social distance even in shelters.
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Helping the environment, one small sensor at a time

New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.
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George McGraw: How do you fight the coronavirus without running water?

Entire communities around the country face this terrifying virus without being even able to wash their hands.
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Here’s how coronavirus could raise cities’ risk for climate disasters

Faced with falling revenue and virus-related burdens, local officials are delaying sea walls and other projects to protect cities from climate change.
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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.

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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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