'The three climateers' represent a new type of climate hawk on Capitol Hill

'The three climateers' represent a new type of climate hawk on Capitol Hill

Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) are relatively young — at least by Senate standards — and also come from parts of the country that are facing different climate disasters.
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‘We've been sold out’: Enviro justice advocates slam Biden's climate compromise

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Kentucky coal company faces federal charges for faking coal dust tests

A federal court issued an indictment against a coal company for falsifying coal dust tests. It could mean penalties and jail time.
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Big changes are coming for the Colorado River soon—and they could get messy

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This Dutch design swaps one car parking space for 10 bikes

A ‘fietsvlonder,’ or bicycle platform, lets a neighborhood trial the change from car parking to bike parking to get used to the switch—and see if there’s a demand—before it’s made permanent.
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In Northern Mexico, harsh drought compounds water inequality

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