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As Himalayas warm, Nepal’s climate migrants struggle to survive

Pushed out of their village by a drought and lack of food, a group of Nepalis are fighting to amplify the voices of those forced to relocate by the planet’s warming.

Trudeau declared a climate crisis, then backed Trans Mountain again

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Marek Warszawski: Storms keep Fresno California air free of pollution and smog

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Another court ruling against a West Virginia pipeline

A federal appeals court has revoked a key approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Now, state regulators are working to change the rules - again - so it can proceed.


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Trudeau ratchets up pipeline pressure on British Columbia

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Trans Mountain pipeline project still lacks hundreds of permits

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Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate

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Raging infernos in California are burning through shrub land and neighborhoods this week while inching perilously closer to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California.

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