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In flooded Michigan neighborhoods, who should pay for sea walls?

For two straight summers, residents of a Detroit neighborhood watched water pour into basements and pool in streets, a result of coastal flooding...
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Biden details $2 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure and reshape the economy

The president will begin selling his proposal on Wednesday, saying it would fix 20,000 miles of roads and 10,000 bridges, while also addressing c...
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Tropical forest destruction accelerated in 2020

There were bright spots, but the total lost acreage increased by 12 percent over all from the year before, according to new research.
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Michele Thieme: Rivers can be climate change solutions, too

This past December marked the 5th anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement. Soon after, the Biden Administration rejoined the Paris Agreement ...
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Kerry headed to India, U.A.E. for climate talks

The U.S. climate envoy’s trip is designed to increase the Biden administration’s pursuit of deeper international commitments to addre...
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Climate change means even more parts of Canada will need to prepare for stronger hurricanes, report suggests

When it comes to climate change, experts say few things have been as tricky to predict as its impact on hurricanes. However, a new report su...
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Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems.
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Wind energy is a big business in Indiana, leading to awkward alliances

A debate over renewable energy in Indiana is scrambling some of the usual politics of energy and the environment.
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Roaring success of Scottish windfarm shows global potential

Hywind Scotland is breaking world records for maximum output and now other firms are competing for sites.
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Automakers and UAW seek a way to drive people to buy EVs

Phasing out the internal-combustion engine is critical to President Biden's vow to retool the American economy for a low-carbon future. In a...
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The nine boundaries humanity must respect to keep the planet habitable

All life on Earth, and human civilization, are sustained by vital biogeochemical systems, which are in delicate balance. However, our species - d...
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How Biden's DOJ could hold oil firms accountable on climate

On the campaign trail, President Biden promised that his Department of Justice would "strategically support" lawsuits against the bigge...
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