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Biden's plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters

The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve an ambitious goal to conserve nearly one-third of America's lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and create jobs.

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Biden’s new 30x30 plan offers a broad vision but few details

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Nature is critical to slowing climate change, but it can only do so if we help it first

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Pressure mounts to lift patent protections on coronavirus vaccines

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Biden admin’s first climate pollution rule takes aim at refrigerants

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Lara Hansen and Joel Clement: America needs a climate resilience strategy

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Carper urges tough US rules barring gas-powered cars by 2035

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White House says clean energy standards work. Is that true?

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Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden's Wednesday night speech before the House and Senate generally drew praise from the pundit class.

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