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Why Trump flip-flopped on California disaster relief

Despite his quick reversal, Trump's initial refusal to approve the California disaster declaration is in line with his longtime posture toward the state.

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What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts

With heat waves, wildfires, intense hurricanes, and other extreme weather events in the headlines, the ravages of climate change have become undeniable and unavoidable. Who or what is responsible for this?

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Joe Biden answers 6 Vox questions about his climate change agenda

How Biden could use the powers of the presidency to protect vulnerable communities and hold fossil fuel companies accountable.
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Joe Biden answers 6 Vox questions about his climate change agenda

How Biden could use the powers of the presidency to protect vulnerable communities and hold fossil fuel companies accountable.

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China’s climate change researchers have a plan to radically reduce emissions by 2050

On the virtual stage of the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Xi Jinping made a bold commitment: China - the world's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions - would strive to become carbon neutral by 2060.

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How Joe Biden could reorient foreign policy around climate change

When climate activists evaluate Joe Biden, they tend to focus on domestic policy. But the realities of the US system of government are such that the president is fairly constrained on domestic policy - by Congress, the courts, and his own party.

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Climate change is accelerating because of rich consumers’ energy use. Here are some solutions

Somehow, in all the campaigns to inspire climate action, the onus on well-off people to take the lead on sustainable consumption has been lost.

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Noam Chomsky’s climate crisis and the Green New Deal takes on capitalism and politics

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Maine Senate race: Sara Gideon is Susan Collins’s most serious challenger in decades

Democrats have been trying to unseat longtime Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins for nearly 20 years and were handed resounding defeats each time. Sara Gideon could make 2020 different.

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Climate change and forest mismanagement are fueling wildfires from Brazil to California

The West Coast of the United States is still deep in the throes of an epic wildfire season, with California officials warning that the record area of 3.1 million acres burned in the state so far this year is likely to keep growing.

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The California, Oregon, and Washington fires are unprecedented

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California wildfires: A new law will help inmate firefighters join fire departments upon release

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would make it easier for the state's inmate firefighters to pursue a career in the field after their release.

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The US South could save money by cleaning up its power grid

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