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Invasion Day is a day of mourning for Indigenous Australians. The bushfires make this year extra poignant.

What it’s like to live through the Australian bushfires

The Doomsday Clock is now at “100 seconds to midnight.” Here’s what that means.

The right keeps attacking Greta Thunberg’s identity, not her ideas

It’s Steven Mnuchin who should listen to economists on climate change

The lessons from historic preservation councils blocking solar panels

8 things everyone should know about Australia’s wildfire disaster

How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world

Why millennials are the “death positive” generation

Marc Benioff picks a new fight with Silicon Valley — over trees

21 kids sued the government over climate change. A federal court dismissed the case. 

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Why Australia’s fires are linked to floods in Africa

The surprising protest of Exxon’s law firm at Harvard Law

The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

Australia’s weird weather is getting even weirder

The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood

The best case for and against a fracking ban

If our governments won’t stop climate change, should we revolt? Extinction Rebellion says yes.

A volcano in the Philippines is spewing ash and threatening a bigger eruption

Can the catastrophic fires bring some sanity to Australian climate politics?

Trump’s climate change reading material is beyond parody

An Australian ecologist explains just how bad the fires are for wildlife

The viral false claim that nearly 200 arsonists are behind the Australia fires, explained

Trump has created a loophole to allow pipelines to avoid environmental review

Installing air filters in classrooms has surprisingly large educational benefits

As Australia burns, its leaders are clinging to coal

How to build a circular economy that recycles carbon

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Australia fires: news and updates

A staggering 1 billion animals are now estimated dead in Australia’s fires

Australia’s hellish heat wave and wildfires, explained

Australia’s massive fires, as seen from space

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How to squirrel-proof the power grid

What Australia’s devastating fires look like on the ground

The sad truth about our boldest climate target

Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out against its environmental policies

California now requires solar panels on all new homes. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

2019 was a brutal year for American farmers

This one weird trick can help any state or city pass clean energy policy

Supertrees: Meet the Amazonian giant that helps the rainforest make its own rain

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The ice we’ve lost to climate change this past decade, visualized