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  1. environment
    Biden Admin Rescinds Trump Rule Allowing ‘Industry to Kill Birds With Impunity’The Department of the Interior has undone a Trump-era rule which gutted protections for migratory birds killed by energy companies.
  2. climate change
    COVID Took a Toll on Coal, Clearing the Way for a Green RecoveryThe pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
  3. life after warming
    After Climate AlarmismThe war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
  4. life after warming
    California Can’t Afford to Wait for Climate ActionThe horrific fires of 2020 are just a preview. No matter what we do, two to four times as much land area will soon burn annually in the West.
  5. life after warming
    California Has Australian Problems NowThe extreme wildfires the state is battling are apocalyptic heralds of climate change. And the scariest part is that they could be worse.
  6. environment
    Trump Administration Pushes Huge Environmental Rollbacks in Midst of PandemicLast week, the administration allowed polluters to self-regulate during the crisis. Now it is expected to enact a major cut to car emission standards.
  7. business
    Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate ChangeI went to one of Shell’s private meetings and took notes.
  8. environment
    Trump’s Interior Dept. Reportedly Edited Documents to Say Climate Change Is GoodAn Interior official edited nine policy reports with debunked claims — fitting a larger administration pattern of undermining climate science.
  9. life after warming
    What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate ChangeAdaptation is not enough.
  10. environment
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Effects of Climate ChangeIt’s a substantial figure from the founder of a company that reportedly threatened to fire employees who publicly condemned its carbon footprint.
  11. fracking
    Will a Fracking Ban Doom Democrats in Pennsylvania?The political risks of running on the policy may outweigh the substantive benefits, given the dearth of Congressional support for a universal ban.
  12. feature
    A Year’s Diary of Climate ReckoningSome scientists say the best way to combat climate change is to talk about it. For 2019, my New Year’s resolution was to do just that.
  13. environment
    The NAACP Confronts Its Sordid Relationship With Big PollutersThe storied civil-rights organization is trying to find its way again. But it has some obstacles of its own making.
  14. donald trump
    Trump Admits He ‘Never Understood Wind,’ Attacks Windmills AnywayWatch Trump deliver a deranged rant on the downsides of windmills and the vastness of the universe.
  15. the future issue
    In 2029, I Will Worry About the WindWhat will happen when 40 mph winds become the norm in New York?
  16. environment
    Trump’s EPA Agenda Is Wildly Unpopular. Dems Should Make It a 2020 Issue.Air pollution kills 100,000 Americans each year. Voters hate it. Trump is trying to make the problem worse. So why don’t Democrats talk about it?
  17. environment
    Trump Admin’s War on Public Health Comes for Science Informing EPA Policy-MakingBy targeting the use of confidential records in public-health research, the EPA could hinder researchers’ ability to propose data-driven legislation.
  18. wildfires
    Everything We Know About the California WildfiresHundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate in both Northern and Southern California.
  19. life after warming
    This Is What a Calm California Wildfire Season Looks Like NowA dozen wildfires are burning, and the state is at the mercy of the wind.
  20. environment
    It’s Official: Trump Revokes California’s Power to Regulate Automobile EmissionsIt’s a sign of the administration’s adamant opposition to action on climate change, even at the expense of conservative states-rights principles.
  21. state of the world
    It’s Greta Thunberg’s WorldBut it’s still burning. The extraordinary rise of a 16-year-old, and her Hail Mary climate movement.
  22. climate change
    Jonathan Franzen’s Climate Pessimism Is Justified. His Fatalism Is Not.The novelist is right that we are very unlikely to keep warming below two degrees Celsius. He’s badly wrong about what that means.
  23. climate change
    Leaked Draft of U.N. Climate Report: Warming Oceans ‘Poised to Unleash Misery’By “misery,” the IPCC draft means 280 million displaced people, flood damages magnified 1,000-fold, and the melting of emission-packed permafrost.
  24. environment
    Trump Wants to Log Alaska’s Tongass, World’s Largest Temperate Rain ForestTrump reportedly wants to log the massive Tongass National Forest, though it already has a much greater economic impact supporting salmon fisheries.
  25. foreign affairs
    Bolsonaro Wants Macron Apology Before Accepting Help Fighting Amazon FiresThe demand comes after Macron lashed out at Bolsonaro, who pretty much called the French President’s wife ugly.
  26. life after warming
    The Glimmer of a Climate New World OrderUntil the G-7, the nations of the world had never before chosen to punish bad behavior on climate change. That may not change all that much — yet.
  27. life after warming
    The Political Status Quo Is No Match for Climate ChangeAs the Amazon rainforest burns at an alarming rate in Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Jay Inslee’s climate change presidential candidacy flames out.
  28. just asking questions
    Obama’s Deputy Interior Secretary on the Gutting of the Endangered Species ActFormer deputy Interior secretary David J. Hayes discusses how rollbacks to the law fit with the administration’s disdain for environmental regulation.
  29. life after warming
    Disaster Upon DisasterFlooding and tornadoes in the Midwest. Drought and extreme heat in India. The climate future is already here, we just can’t bear to look.
  30. life after warming
    We May Be Dooming Ourselves With Climate NIMBYismThe uneven incentives of climate action are driving the world to inaction. There may be no way to escape the trap.
  31. corruption
    EPA Science Said Trump’s Coal Rule Would Kill 1,400. So the EPA Ditched Science.Trump’s coal policy had an estimated death toll so high his administration couldn’t defend it. So the EPA is engineering a lower estimate.
  32. life after warming
    Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End.A bulletin from our climate future.
  33. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Who Should Be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports?The debate is legitimate and important. But some of the arguments being made in major publications are patently false.
  34. life after warming
    There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050Jared Diamond’s new book addresses itself to a world in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past.
  35. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Ignoring Their Party’s Strongest Issue for 2020Making it easier for corporations to poison children is unpopular. Trump has done so anyway. Democrats should make that a bigger issue.
  36. climate change
    Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-SuicideA new U.N. report finds that civilization is on the cusp of killing off the organisms that keep our soil fertile, seafood plentiful, and air clean.
  37. vision 2020
    Trump May Freak Out Florida With Green Light for Offshore DrillingFlorida Republican elected officials fear Trump’s relationship with fossil-fuel industries could lead him to a politically disastrous decision.
  38. environment
    Report: Trump to Push a Green Campaign After Stripping Environmental ProtectionsTrump, who claimed that wind turbine noise causes cancer, will reportedly tout his gutting of climate regulations as a way to appeal to swing voters.
  39. cityscape
    The De Blasio Climate Plan Is Big, Ambitious, and Very VagueBut it does make clear what a huge job it will be to keep the ocean out of lower Manhattan.
  40. proposals
    My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower ManhattanOver the coming years, we will spend up to $10 billion to extend the downtown waterfront as much as 500 feet into the East River.
  41. political science
    Trump’s EPA Is Risking the Health of a Generation of American ChildrenThere’s a debate on kids’ health happening at the agency — without the scientists.
  42. politics
    U.S. Senate Does Rare Good Thing and Passes Major Conservation LegislationThe bill will create over one million acres of new, protected wilderness.
  43. life after warming
    The Cautious Case for Climate Optimism (From a Climate Alarmist)Believing in a comfortable future for our planet probably means some giant carbon-sucking machines.
  44. politics
    Andrew Wheeler Is Bad News for Coal Miners and Environmentalists AlikeIf the Senate confirms Andrew Wheeler, it’s great news for coal — and nobody else.
  45. environment
    The Trump Administration’s War on Wildlife Should Be a ScandalAmid the broader environmental damage, the eradication of certain wildlife due to farming, drilling, and hunting policies has mostly gone unnoticed.
  46. life after warming
    Parenting the Climate Change GenerationClimate change isn’t a reason not to have kids. Kids are a reason to fight it.
  47. life after warming
    You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate ChangeMost Americans believe, abstractly, in climate change. That’s not enough.
  48. environment
    These Nets Harness Water From FogAnd they’re helping a region of Morocco recover from drought.
  49. environment
    Moringas Are Very Good TreesAlmost the entire moringa tree is edible (and it’s a “superfood”), it makes a great soap, and it thrives in the grim climates of the future.
  50. global tech
    Solar-Powered Fridges Can Help Stop EpidemicsMuch of the world doesn’t have access to vaccines for one solvable reason: transportation logistics.
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