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There’s a booming business in America's forests. Some aren't happy about it

The fuel pellet industry is thriving. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. For others, it’s a polluter and destroy...
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U.S.-Mexico border: Climate change factor behind increased migration

The impact of hurricanes is one of many reasons migrants from Central America are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. southern border to see...
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Infrastructure funding could be 'opportunity of a lifetime' to plug thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells

By some accounts, Pennsylvania has the worst accumulation of old, unplugged, ownerless oil and gas wells in the nation.
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Greta Thunberg to testify in Congress on Earth Day

The testimony will occur as President Joe Biden hosts a climate change summit with 40 world leaders.
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Leaked calls show ALEC's secret plan to fight Biden on climate

A new ALEC working group is promoting long-shot tactics like nullification and a constitutional convention.
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Why this fishing technique is a climate disaster

Bottom trawling, a common fishing practice where large nets are dragged along the sea floor, is exacerbating the climate crisis, a new study...
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Despite diplomatic clashes, U.S. and China vow to work together on climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry just traveled to Shanghai to push for more ambitious action ahead of upcoming summits.
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A climate change guide for kids

The future could be bad, or it could be better. You can help decide.
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US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the comi...
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The U.S. has a big methane problem with old oil wells

Democrats are debating proposals to cap wells and their methane leaks. But we don’t even know the scale of the issue yet.
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Should Louisiana be a 'sanctuary state' for oil and gas? This bill would make it so

Caddo Parish lawmaker seeks to protect fossil fuel business from Biden policies; analysts scoff.
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Allergy season 2021: Climate change is making your allergies worse

The warm, inviting spring air coupled with vaccinations for Covid-19 are encouraging people to gather outside. But for allergy sufferers, that ai...
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