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New York City Lawmakers Pass Landmark Climate Measure

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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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Paradise Irrigation District manager Kevin Phillips shows a sample of the town's water pipes, which were frequently woven between underground root systems that were likely burned during the fire. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Paradise, Calif., Water Is Contaminated But Residents Are Moving Back Anyway

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A drilling rig at work near a residential neighborhood in Erie, Colo. An overhaul of oil and gas regulations will give localities more control over where drilling can happen. Grace Hood/CPR hide caption

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Colorado's Oil And Gas Regulators Must Now Consider Public Health And Safety

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A team of researchers found a surprisingly large amount of microplastic in the air in the Pyrenees mountains in southern France. VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Microplastic Found Even In The Air In France's Pyrenees Mountains

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Trump Administration Moves Forward With Proposal To Re-Define Waterway Protections

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