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Algal blooms target sea otter hearts

Within the past decade, those working on the frontlines of marine health have treated an unprecedented number of animals poisoned by harmful alga...
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America favors cars over public transit. Can Biden change that?

The president’s infrastructure plan tries to break from the past by shifting spending away from new roads and toward public transit. It won...
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Big meat and dairy companies have spent millions lobbying against climate action, a new study finds

Top U.S. meat and dairy companies, along with livestock and agricultural lobbying groups, have spent millions campaigning against climate action ...
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How can the US meet its ambitious offshore wind targets?

Currently, the U.S. has just 42 megawatts of offshore wind power. How can it get to 30,000?
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Biden’s plan to rev up the electric car market is complicated by battery supplies

The ambitious plans of President Biden and major auto manufacturers could be scuttled by a severe shortage.
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Bill McKibben: The powerful new financial argument for fossil-fuel divestment

A report by BlackRock, the world’s largest investment house, shows that those who divested have profited not only morally but also financia...
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Elizabeth Kolbert: Biden’s jobs plan is also a climate plan. Will it make a difference?

The Administration has an ambitious vision for combatting global warming, but it’s only a start.
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‘Green New Deal’ leaders see Biden climate plans as a victory, kind of

For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressive climate activists, the Biden infrastructure plan shows the influence of the Green New Deal. But...
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US must electrify municipal fleets, bolster transit and zero-emission car sales to reverse ‘public health disaster,’ Massachusetts nonprofit report says

Last April, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented lockdown, Americans came along for the ride in a climate science experiment.
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Re-wilding our cities: Beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement

Buildings covered in plants do more than just make the cityscape attractive - they contribute to human wellbeing, biodiversity, and action on cli...
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Pandemic accelerating shift toward electric vehicles

The U.S. transportation system could go through a major overhaul as the country comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Test flight for sunlight-blocking research is canceled

A test flight for researching ways to cool Earth by blocking sunlight will not take place as planned in Sweden this June, following objections fr...
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