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Want to Help Fight for Health Justice? It May be Time to Listen

A pandemic, protests and politics have highlighted the nation's long-standing, deep-seated racial issues and how they ...
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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains More Rare, Erratic in US West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the ...
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Biden Boosts Offshore Wind Energy, Wants to Power 10M Homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the ...
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Some Medical Experts Unconvinced About Holding Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has ...
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Masks and Gloves Are Saving Lives — and Causing Pollution

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Disposable masks, gloves and other types of personal protective equipment are safeguarding ...
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Zoos, Scientists Aim to Curb People Giving Virus to Animals

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The coughing among the western lowland gorillas at the San Diego Zoo ...
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Study Links Green Communities to Lower Stroke Risk

The greener the neighborhood, the lower the stroke risk, a new study suggests ...
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New Mexico Demands More of US When Addressing Nuclear Waste

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department has rolled out its 2021 priorities for cleaning ...
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17% of Food Production Globally Wasted, UN Report Estimates

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy ...
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Biden Faces Steep Challenges to Reach Renewable Energy Goals

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy ...
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California Likely Faces a Critically Dry Year, Officials Say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will likely face a critically dry year with much less runoff ...
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Agency Permanently Bans Fracking Near Delaware River

A regulatory agency that's responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in ...
the Delaware River

Agency Permanently Bans Fracking Near Delaware River

A regulatory agency that's responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in ...
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Rules Planned to Save Right Whales Loom Over Lobster Fishers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's lobster fishery is getting close to the date when it will ...
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National Spelling Bee to Return in Mostly Virtual Format

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the ...
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1st Clone of US Endangered Species, a Ferret, Announced

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated ...
James White

Texas Governor’s Biggest Donors: Energy Industry That Failed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As frozen Texas reels under one of the worst electricity outages in ...
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US Needs to Brace Itself for More Deadly Storms, Experts Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to ...
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Some Dinosaur Migration was Delayed by Climate, Study Shows

Plant-eating dinosaurs probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins, a ...
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Autoworkers Face Uncertain Future in an Era of Electric Cars

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When General Motors boldly announced its goal last month to make only ...
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Fear and Love Surround Escobar’s Hippos Thriving in Colombia

PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia (AP) — Tucked between mountain ranges, the sprawling palace of Pablo Escobar was ...
Tapovan Hydro-Electric Power Dam

Himalayan Glacier Disaster Highlights Climate Change Risks

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Ravi Chopra saw the devastating deluge of water and debris crash ...
President Joe Biden

Biden’s Dilemma in Virus Aid Fight: Go Big or Go Bipartisan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is forcing ...
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Under the Sea, Humans Have Changed Ocean Sounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only are humans changing the surface and temperature of the planet, but ...
Marathon Petroleum refinery

Pledge Drive Urges Funding Racially Diverse Climate Efforts

DETROIT (AP) — Ashindi Maxton was distraught as she toured neighborhoods in Detroit's 48217 ZIP code ...
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Apaches’ Fight Over Arizona Copper Mine Goes Before US Court

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday from a group of Apaches ...
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Fighting Climate Change in America Means Changes to America

Climate isn't the only thing changing ...
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NYC Pension Funds to Divest $4 Billion from Fossil Fuels

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials announced this week that two pension funds for ...
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Kerry: US Will Make Up for 4 Years of Lost Action on Climate

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The world must take decisive action to build resilience to the ...
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Puffin Stuff: Herring Rules Could Boost Funny-Looking Bird

BATH, Maine (AP) — The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to ...
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Group Urges Climate Adaptation Funding in Pandemic Recovery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope ...
Former Gov. Rick Snyder

Judge Gives Preliminary OK to $641M Flint Water Deal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would ...
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World Leaders Cheer US Return to Climate Fight Under Biden

BERLIN (AP) — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under ...
Joe Biden

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at ...
President Donald Trump

Federal Court Strikes Down Major Trump Climate Rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck ...
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Flint Families Welcome Water Crisis Charges, Seek Healing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, ...
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Climate Activist Thunberg to Appear on Swedish Postal Stamp

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postal stamp that ...
The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona

US Triples Daily Numbers Allowed at Southwest Hike The Wave

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts and landscape photographers hoping to land one of the ...
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Volkswagen Triples Electric Car Sales Ahead of Climate Rules

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic ...
Leslie Abreu reacts to the looming presence of Juno

Aquarium Agrees to Delay Beluga Whale Delivery Amid Lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut aquarium has agreed to delay its acquisition of five beluga ...