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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking.

Sounding optimistic after four years of battling climate change with little help from the federal government under the Trump administration, Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday that Philadelphia will aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Overshadowed by the turmoil of the presidential transition, the Trump administration's actions may harm animals and the environment.

The first 100 days of the presidency could help determine the state of our planet's climate for the next 10,000 years.

Activists in Cascadia blocked nearly every effort to use the region's ports to expand the global fossil fuel trade between 2004 and 2017.
French oil giant Total quits American Petroleum Institute over differences on subsidies for electric vehicles and carbon pricing.
New data published Thursday shows that despite the higher sticker price, electric cars may actually save drivers money in the long-run.
How a group of five activists decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes.
A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.
A survey carried out after the November election found that 66 percent of respondents said that developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority.
Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.

Many were cheered by industry, coastal advocates but opposed by environment, health interests.

The fossil fuel industry pioneered massive political disinformation with climate denial. It also fed the “Stop the Steal” movement.
Attorneys for Big Oil and the city of Baltimore will square off next week in a Supreme Court battle that could change the trajectory of more than a dozen closely watched U.S. climate change lawsuits.

Plants absorb one-third of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but if temperatures keep rising in the next 20 years, plants could become 50 percent less effective at absorbing carbon, according to a new study co-authored by a Woods Hole scientist.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood remark on 2020's tie with 2016 for the hottest year on record, and explore the climate-warming consequences of methane leaks from abandoned oil and gas wells in the ocean. They then turn to the history calendar to celebrate the birthday of Aldo Leopold, the renowned author of Sand County Almanac and the ecologist known as "the father of wildlife conservation".

President-elect Joe Biden is rounding out his White House climate team with policy hands who've spent the Trump era defending climate regulations, engineering new policy and campaigning on the issue.
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