Climate change could destroy his home in Peru. So he sued an energy company in Germany.
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Climate change could destroy his home in Peru. So he sued an energy company in Germany.

Local communities are taking the world's largest polluters to court.

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Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

NORTH BRADDOCK, Penn.—On Wednesday evening, 10th grader Abby Wypych stood in front of Woodland Hills School District’s board and urged them to approve a feasibility study on installing solar panels.

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Aclima study shows Bay Area minorities breathe dirtier air

Finding the most polluted places in the San Francisco Bay area is simple, a new air quality analysis shows: Locate places where mostly Black, Latino, Asian and low-income residents live, and pay them a visit.

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The Biden administration announced Wednesday it will protect waters in Alaska home to one of the world’s biggest salmon spawning grounds, the culmination of a long-running dispute that pitted Alaska Natives against mining interests.

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The US, which is on the verge of forming a working group with China to tackle climate change, could offer its know-how on improving energy efficiency and capturing methane leakage during oil and gas production, but some technical issues need to be resolved.

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