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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Facing dwindling freshwater supplies, the city is ready to stop dumping millions of gallons into the Pacific—and to follow Orange County’s lead.
A state bill promises organic food to students—and benefits for local farmers and farmworkers, too.
The Aloha State is on track to become the first in the nation to ban shark fishing outright, creating a critical safe harbor for these threatened animals.
One of the world’s last pristine wild places is on the front lines of climate change—and threatened by the Trump administration’s determination to open the Arctic to drilling. These photos speak to why we must fight both.
Local environmental justice groups get a boost from the city’s Clean Up Green Up policy, which brings green zoning to three heavily polluted communities.
The Rose City, a winner of the American Cities Climate Challenge, will reduce emissions as it revamps its transportation system—part of a new strategic plan called Central City in Motion.
The plight of the Southern Resident orcas is bringing together a coalition of state and tribal leaders, scientists, and grassroots communities to avert a looming extinction.
The largest ferry system in the United States prepares to stop using diesel fuel to help Washington achieve its climate action goals.
Where quick-spreading fires are the “new normal,” some state officials and communities are willing to try whatever it takes to prevent—or better prepare for—the next big blaze.
At least 31 villages now face imminent threats from climate change and may have to relocate, at a cost of as much as $200 million each.
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