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A landscape with a reforestation project in Gongxian County in Sichuan, China. Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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You May Be Surprised To Learn Which 2 Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener

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The Harley-Davidson LiveWire, launching in August, is the American manufacturer's first electric motorcycle. Josh Kurpius/Harley-Davidson hide caption

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Harley-Davidson Embraces A New Sound As It Enters The Electric Era

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A Gulf fritillary butterfly perches on a flower at the National Butterfly Center, which is home to several endangered plants and threatened animals. The center is asking a federal judge to block government officials from building a border wall on its property. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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President Trump is pressuring the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a coal-fired power plant at its Paradise Fossil Plant in Kentucky. Dylan Lovan/AP hide caption

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Focusing less on the meat-free or health aspects of plant-based dishes, like this jackfruit burger — and more on their flavor, mouthfeel and provenance — could go a long way toward getting meat lovers to choose these options more often. That's according to research by the World Resources Institute's Better Buying Lab in conjunction with food chains, marketers and behavioral economists. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Snow collects on rental bikes parked outside of a library during a storm in Seattle. As of Saturday morning, more than 7 inches of snow had fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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Around the globe, people are searching for ways to reduce plastic waste. Above: Dampalit, a fishing community in Manila Bay, can't keep up with a constant influx of trash. Jes Aznar for NPR hide caption

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Environmental activists occupy the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this past December. They plan more sit-ins to push for support of a sweeping resolution to address climate change. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm

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Firefighters battle flames at a burning apartment complex in Paradise, Calif., in November. PG&E could shut down power to as many as 5.4 million customers during extreme weather conditions. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Green New Deal legislation laid out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey sets goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy. In the process, it aims to create jobs and boost the economy. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

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Earth's long-term warming, compared against a base line average from 1951 to 1980, can be seen in this visualization of NASA's global temperature record. Kathryn Mersmann/NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio hide caption

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Rescue teams paid homage to the victims of the rupture of the Córrego do Feijão dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, on Feb. 1. As of Monday, 121 were reported dead, another 205 were still missing. Rodney Costa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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