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Big Oil suffers pivotal losses in 2 climate cases

Some of the world's largest oil companies lost crucial appeals in federal court yesterday. The decisions could shape the outcome of lawsuits filed by California municipalities that accuse the industry of causing damage related to sea-level rise and other climate impacts.
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Antarctic ice shelves: Research reveals a missing piece of the climate puzzle

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Loss of Louisiana marshes that protect New Orleans is ‘probably inevitable,’ study finds

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Not if, but when Louisiana wetlands will vanish, study says

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Louisiana breaks ground on Isle de Jean Charles resettlement project amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t changed life much for Chris Burnet, a lifelong resident of Isle de Jean Charles, a quickly eroding strip of land among south Louisiana’s wetlands. Though the island, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, can’t be saved from the sea-level rise and coastal erosion that
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America is not as resilient as it thinks it is

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Phillips 66 shareholders support studying climate change impact on Gulf Coast petrochemical facilities

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At the end of the forest: a former Vancouver Island mill town’s struggle for reinvention

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