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The offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail,' operated by Venoco, Inc., is shown off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. in 2009. A Trump administration plan to greatly expand offshore drilling is on hold after a setback in court. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Water from the Flint River flows through the Hamilton Dam. In 2014, the city switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River, setting the stage for a crisis that sickened residents and cost the mayor and other officials their jobs. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Why Democrats Are Eager To Make Climate Change A Central Issue In The 2020 Campaign

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Pedestrians walk in Brooklyn on an unseasonably warm afternoon in February 2017, when temperatures reached near 60 degrees. To take action against climate change, New York City is requiring large buildings to retrofit their structures to improve energy efficiency. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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To Fight Climate Change, New York City Will Push Skyscrapers To Slash Emissions

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How Some Teachers In Alaska Are Tackling The Subject Of Climate Change

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In 'Choked,' Beth Gardiner Looks At The Origins Of The Clean Air Act

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While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study says the kits actually produce less food waste. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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News Brief: Sri Lanka Explosions, Mueller Report, Climate Education

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Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did

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Debris from Hurricane Michael rests along a canal on Oct. 18, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Fla. NOAA upgraded the storm to a Category 5 after completing its analysis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rod Williams, a Purdue University associate professor, holds a hellbender that he and a team of students collected in southern Indiana's Blue River in 2014. The Eastern hellbender salamander is set to be Pennsylvania's official state amphibian. Rick Callahan/AP hide caption

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Activists call for government action on climate change in the middle of Oxford Circus on Wednesday in London. Now in their third day of action, protests have blocked a number of key junctions in central London. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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