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To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics, natural predators

A tiny aphid-like insect known as hemlock woolly adelgid has been devastating the trees since the 1970s.
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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

It is time for the international community to center the health and well-being of indigenous people.
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Coronavirus: Hurricanes present a dangerous scenario amid the pandemic: Stay at home or risk infection? - The Washington Post

As Tropical Storm Cristobal heads to the Gulf Coast, emergency management officials urge people to evacuate when needed, despite the inherent virus risks.
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The Washington Post wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for groundbreaking climate change coverage

The Washington Post today was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for its "2°C: Beyond the Limit" series, which showed that extreme warming is already upon us.

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The foot soldiers of the new environmental movement

Coming of age in the time of climate change, teenagers like Maddie have become foot soldiers of a new environmental movement, with 17-year-old Greta Thunberg as their standard-bearer.

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

What happened in China is already happening in another country with a major outbreak.
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Solar panels on historic houses: Climate change activists clash with preservationists

Homeowners who want solar panels confront skepticism from local preservation boards in the District and across the country.
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Bipartisan climate bill could cut pollution 38% by 2030

A bill in Congress could slash American greenhouse-gas emissions. It's even bipartisan - if you squint.

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America's relationship with scientists? It's complicated.

A new survey adds to mounting evidence that trust in scientists is rising overall in the United States but that there are differences between Republicans and Democrats, and between races.

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