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French government blocks U.S. LNG deal as too dirty

The French trading firm Engie had been poised to sign the $7 billion, 20-year contract.
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The pandemic's real toll? 300,000 deaths, and it's not just from the coronavirus

A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.
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John M. Barry: What fans of 'herd immunity' don't tell you

A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.
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Kill your gas stove

They’re bad for you, and the environment. If you can afford to avoid them, you probably should.
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Coronavirus reinfections are real but very, very rare

A case in Nevada has spurred new concerns that people who have recovered from the infection may still be vulnerable. That’s unlikely, experts say.
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Daniel Growald, Peter Gill Case and Valerie Rockefeller: Three Rockefellers say banks must stop financing fossil fuels

JPMorgan Chase and other big banks should use their lending power to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
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How America’s ‘night and day’ crossroads on climate can shape Canada’s future

Every summer, wildfire smoke on the West Coast turns skies in cities on both sides of the United States-Canada border an eerie, apocalyptic orange. That's not the only thing wafting across the border.

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CDC says coronavirus might be adrift in indoor air

After removing guidance from its website acknowledging “airborne” transmission, the agency cited evidence that indoor air can carry virus-laden particles.
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Jeneen Interlandi: Now the president and frontline workers have something in common

The difference is not all frontline workers can protect themselves on the job. The coronavirus race gap, explained.
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Opinion

Why America ignored its coronavirus response plan

The U.S. spent 15 years preparing for the coronavirus. Why did we handle it so badly?
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The coronavirus mostly spares younger children. Teens aren't so lucky

Younger children are about half as likely as older teenagers and adults to become infected, new studies suggest.
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At Climate Week, America’s cascading disasters dominate

This year’s events come amid a climate reckoning in the world’s richest country. Here are the takeaways.
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China, in pointed message to U.S., tightens its climate targets

President Xi Jinping pledged, among other goals, to achieve “carbon neutrality by 2060.” It was China’s boldest promise yet on climate change.
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Advice on virus transmission vanishes from C.D.C. website

The new guidance, published only on Friday, had acknowledged that fine particles floating in air may spread the virus.
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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.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

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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.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

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