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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
In New York, a tax on driving downtown would also generate sorely needed funding for the transit system that most residents rely on for their daily commutes.
Our current system of managing the waters that cover almost half our planet does little to ensure the long-term survival of marine ecosystems.
So many technological innovations in the automobile industry stem directly from guidelines intended to reduce gas guzzling. If we lose these guidelines, we’ll also lose a lot of our workforce.
Lax monitoring of the country’s fracking boom does little to allay concerns about the air, water, and health impacts of this oil and gas extraction method.
Scientists say the species could be functionally extinct in as little as 20 years—but there are some solutions within reach.
Fun fact: In most of the country, there’s a daily auction to sell energy into our power grids—with the least expensive sources winning. Also noteworthy: Coal’s not cheap.
The answer lies not just in the carbon-capturing trees but also in the undisturbed boreal soils.
Industrial polluters have gone to great lengths to stifle environmental advocacy, but their expansion of censorship laws has finally crossed a line for some federal judges.
In short, it’s the first-ever plan to curb carbon pollution from U.S. power plants. Here’s how it works and why it matters.
The agreement’s authors built in a time line for withdrawal that President Trump will have to follow—slowing him down from irreparably damaging our climate.
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