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Climate change presents a critical juncture for Midwestern winemakers

For Midwest winemakers, higher temperatures mean more opportunities to grow different grape varieties - but bring a new slew of challenges.
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Why this Mauritian climate activist held an underwater protest in the Indian Ocean

Shaama Sandooyea had never seen such lush seagrass as when she plunged into the waters of the Indian Ocean to call for its protection.
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How bad for the climate is bingeing Netflix?

One hour of streaming Netflix creates emissions equivalent to driving a car for a quarter of a mile, the company says.
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Joe Biden, citing climate change, halted oil and gas sales. What now?

President Joe Biden shut down oil and gas lease sales from the nation's vast public lands and waters in his first days in office. Now his ad...
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Despite pledges to cut emissions, China goes on a coal spree

China is building large numbers of coal-fired power plants to drive its post-pandemic economy. The government has promised a CO2 emissions peak b...
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Big banks’ trillion-dollar finance for fossil fuels ‘shocking’, says report

Coal, oil and gas firms have received $3.8tn in finance since the Paris climate deal in 2015.
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Senate Democrats plan to revive Obama-era climate change rule

Democrats hope to wipe out some of the executive-branch policies enacted in the last days of the Trump administration.
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Riders are abandoning buses and trains. That's a problem for climate change

Public transit offers a simple way for cities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but the pandemic has pushed ridership, and revenue, off a cliff ...
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Climate change: New tech to tackle the crisis

Here are seven emerging technologies that could help us kick the carbon habit
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The sea ice in northern Labrador is thinning — fast. Here's why the Inuit are worried

Mild temperatures and a lack of sea ice have disrupted life along Labrador's northern coast this winter, and give a glimpse into what could ...
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EPA to review attacks on science under Trump

The agency said it would carry out an accounting of political interference in science, an unusually public act that Biden administration official...
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Biden expected to seek 50% carbon cut by 2030

The president is facing pressure to announce a climate goal next month that would slash U.S. emissions in half over a decade.
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