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Most Catholics concerned about climate change, poll finds

A large majority of Catholic voters believe climate change is a serious or somewhat serious concern and that governments at all levels as well as corporations and individuals must take stronger action to address it, according to results of a new poll released Oct. 22.

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A new report finds cities must take more action to curb climate change

Of the largest 100 U.S. cities, only 45 have fully established greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.
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California, Michigan take action against climate change

California and Michigan on Wednesday announced new steps to combat climate change, as wildfires continue to tear across the West Coast and hurricane season stretches into the Greek alphabet for named storms.

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Marine heat wave along East Coast may intensify Hurricane Isaias

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Indigenous people face a tragedy in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Racism derails our attempts to fight the climate crisis

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States oppose Trump's efforts to ease pollution standards

Several states have filed suit against President Trump's efforts to loosen efficiency standards for vehicles. The states claim public health concerns could arise.

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Seth Mullendore: It’s time to shut down polluting urban power plants

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Glyphosate settlement talks delayed by Coronavirus, Bayer reports

Talks between Bayer AG and plaintiff lawyers to settle claims that the German company's glyphosate-based weedkillers cause cancer have been slowed by the coronavirus pandemic, Bayer's Chief Executive told daily Handelsblatt.

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Devra Davis: Pollution in Italy, China and Iran worsens the coronavirus impact

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As Italy shuts down from the novel coronavirus, air pollution declines steeply

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