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Op-Ed: We must adapt to climate change. Can we do it in ways that solve other problems too?

With dire projections from the latest IPCC report, it's time to take a "multisolving" approach to climate change and other environmental challenges.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its Sixth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change.

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Bicycling on empty streets in Milan. (Credit: Alberto Trentanni/flickr)
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Elizabeth Sawin: Steps to re-invigorate the economy must free us from polluting fossil fuels

You've seen the headlines: Air pollution is down in places where efforts to limit coronavirus spread have locked down cities and towns.

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