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After Supreme Court ruling, can EPA still tackle climate change?

On its final day of a historic term, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday placed major restrictions on the ability of the federal go...

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When the world actually solved an environmental crisis

1985, atmospheric scientists in Antarctica noticed something troubling. For decades, they’d been measuring the thickness of the ...

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A Peruvian farmer takes on Germany’s largest electricity firm

It takes two bumpy hours in a 4x4 to climb from the city of Huaraz, 3,000 metres up in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range, ...

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Managing fish stocks shared by nations must focus on the impacts of climate change

Shared fish stocks of hundreds of marine species have been historically exploited by many countries across the world. s oceans g...

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Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support

Vanuatu’s push for the international court of justice to protect vulnerable nations from climate change has received the backing...

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In Panama, Nature Now Has Rights Just Like People and Corporations

In Panama, scientists, lawyers and politicians are working together to dismantle current legal systems and popular mindsets about ...

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The S.E.C. moves closer to enacting a sweeping climate disclosure rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission has said for the first time that public companies must tell their shareholders and the fede...

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Legal eagles: how climate litigation is shaping ambitious cases for nature

Environmental lawsuits are nothing new but now lawyers are turning their attention to cases that address the loss of biodiversity...

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Italy makes constitution greener, environmentalists call for action

Italian politicians and activists praised a new law building protection of the environment into the constitution, but said action ...

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