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Recovery workers are seen at New Zealand's White Island last December. A volcanic eruption on the island killed 22 people and has led to work safety charges against tour operators.
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President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., where he named John Kerry as a climate envoy. He says he'll also appoint a domestic climate policy coordinator to push for action across the government.
A Tesla car powers up at a charging station in Petaluma, Calif., on Sept. 23. Automakers are trying to convince would-be electric car buyers to adopt new habits to power their vehicles.
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Then-Secretary of State John Kerry holds his granddaughter as he signs the Paris Agreement on climate change in April 2016. Kerry has been chosen as climate envoy in the incoming Biden administration.
Xochitl Garnica with the Raceme Farm Collective, which wants to add a greenhouse and solar powered lighting. They hope to pay for that with a grant from the Portland Clean Energy Fund.