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Meet Pelosi the climate czar. (Not that Pelosi.)

Alexis Pelosi is a climate adviser to the Housing and Urban Development secretary and a relative of the former speaker.
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The history of American air pollution, explained

The toxic air pollution that wafted over the Northeast earlier this month may have shocked some Americans unaccustomed to the smoky conditions that regularly plague Western states. But the air in cities like Washington, DC, and New York hasn’t always been as clean as it generally is today.

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How the climate movement learned to win in Washington

After a staggering defeat, environmentalists needed a plan they could sell. Thus began a decade-long climb propelled by mass protests, heavy campaign spending and intense lobbying. Then came a final assist from Mother Nature herself.
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Congress votes to roll back Biden administration rule on water

The president has promised a veto, but Republicans scored another win in their campaign to put Congress on record against White House policies.
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Older Americans protest against ‘dirty banks’ funding oil and gas projects

Hundreds of older Americans gathered in Washington on Tuesday to protest against four of the country’s largest financial institutions, cutting up their credit cards in an act of defiance meant to condemn the banks’ funding of oil and gas projects.

DC's Silver Line to Dulles is a boon for train-to-plane travelers

DC's Silver Line to Dulles is a boon for train-to-plane travelers

This week, riders on the US capital’s new Silver Line will be able to take a train to their planes. Why are direct rail connections to American airports still so rare? 
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Climate change threatens Smithsonian museums

Beneath the National Museum of American History, floodwaters are intruding into collection rooms, a consequence of a warming planet. A fix remains years away.
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