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Macron’s green democracy experiment gets political

Emmanuel Macron asked 150 ordinary people to help figure out France’s green policies — and now this citizens’ convention is turning into a political problem for the French president.
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From tree plantings to park cleanups, NFL Green aims to use the big game in Tampa as a way to promote sustainability.
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Royal Dutch Shell Plc will push for the reversal of President Donald Trump’s rollback of methane emissions rules and the introduction of carbon pricing when Joe Biden moves into the White House next year.
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The PUC and Peco Energy asked Pennsylvania’s highest court to throw out a decision that makes smart meters optional, not mandatory, for millions of customers.
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Biden EPA transition team member helped DuPont dodge regulations

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Biden can leverage larger trends to make climate progress

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The coronavirus opens another front: animal fur farms

Why Denmark, a global centre for farmed minks, is considering killing 17 million of them and banning the industry.
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Biden could use Trump’s playbook to reverse his regulatory moves on pollution, worker safety, health care and more.
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How the feds could keep the bike boom rolling

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Georgetown University to power campus with electricity from solar plants

Georgetown University to power campus with electricity from solar plants

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It’s part of an October push to appeal to the youngest bracket of voters.
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A decline in air traffic during the coronavirus pandemic sharply reduced the amount of data routinely collected by commercial airliners.
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From his lab in Toulouse, France, Benjamin Sanderson models the range of extreme risks to humans from climate change, research he hopes can inform policymakers planning for worsening wildfires and floods. It is the kind of work he once performed in the United States – and hopes to again soon.
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2020 likely to be one of warmest years on record despite La Niña

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Fish exposed to endocrine-disrupting compounds pass on health problems to future generations, including deformities, reduced survival, and reproductive problems, according to a new study. The study, published in Environmental Science and Technology, is the first of its kind in a fish that can live in freshwater, brackish water or salt water, and suggests that...
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Casey says mitigating climate change should be political priority

Bold action needed to mitigate impacts of changing climate already felt in urban and rural areas, and agricultural, forestry and recreation industries.
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Without a ‘Right to Garden’ law, it may be illegal to grow your own food

How one Illinois family’s backyard hoop house put them at odds with city officials.
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Climate change brings up some hard emotions, but there can be joy in the struggle

A psychologist explains how people can cope with the feelings of sadness, fear and anxiety around climate change by looking for solutions and meaning in their lives.
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