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These senators are going after the biggest climate villains in Washington


Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape

The year’s best documentary turns climate change into a sci-fi film

Why Bernie Sanders and AOC are targeting public housing in the first Green New Deal bill


America’s wilderness is for sale

Climate change will affect “every single stage” of a child’s life, health researchers warn

Greta Thunberg is sailing to the next big climate event in Spain

These uses of CO2 could cut emissions — and make trillions of dollars

The law that’s helping fuel Delhi’s deadly air pollution

The best case for and against a fracking ban

Climate change lawsuits are not going away

How should billionaires spend their money to fight climate change? I asked 9 experts.

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Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.

The centralized, top-down power grid is outdated. Time for a bottom-up redesign.

Colorado’s cleanest energy options are also its cheapest

Virginia Democrats campaigned on their Green New Deal and fighting climate change. And won.

Why restoring nature is so important to limiting climate change

Trump’s fight with California over vehicle emissions rules has divided automakers

The Paris climate agreement is at risk of falling apart in the 2020s

The United States has filed the official paperwork to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

More than 1,000 Google employees signed a letter demanding the company reduce its carbon emissions

Bernie Sanders’s new bet: a climate change message can win him the Iowa caucuses

The radical reform necessary to prepare California’s power system for the 21st century

New fires are spreading in California despite power blackouts to prevent ignition

A major Los Angeles fire was sparked by a tree branch hitting a power line

Wildfires are making California’s deadly air pollution even worse

Wildfires and blackouts mean Californians need solar panels and microgrids

My advice for aspiring explainer journalists

California’s deliberate blackouts were outrageous and harmful. They’re going to happen again.

Using electricity at different times of day could save us billions of dollars

Study: US air pollution deaths increased by 9,700 a year from 2016 to 2018

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The survivors

A year after the Camp Fire nearly leveled Paradise, California, the money is drying up and a lawsuit rages. Can recovery efforts ever return a community to its old self?

3 key solutions to California’s wildfire safety blackout mess

This is a worst-possible wildfire scenario for Southern California

Wildfires are raging in Lebanon. Experts say they saw this coming.

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We asked 2020 Democratic candidates 6 key questions on climate change

Here’s what they said.

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What 2020 Democrats will do to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change

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How 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls want to help communities vulnerable to climate change

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The executive actions Democratic presidential hopefuls intend to use to fight climate change

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Are 2020 Democratic candidates ready to scrap the filibuster to fight climate change?

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How climate change ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders