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  1. Who’s Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit? Several Champions of Coal.
    Countries that continue to push coal will take the podium Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
  2. Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds
    Friday’s global climate protests put the gap between activists and many of the world leaders preparing to meet in New York City next week into stark focus.
  3. Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike
    Anxious about the future and angry about the failure to curb the crisis, millions joined an urgent call for action against climate change.
  4. Meet 8 Youth Protest Leaders
    Around the globe, young people are demanding action on climate change in a day of protest. Meet eight of the local leaders.
  5. How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades
    The story of a mining project in Australia helps to explain why the world keeps burning coal despite the profound risk it poses to the future.
  6. Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package
    Angela Merkel’s government is seeking to meet the country’s climate-protection goals with new measures.
  7. Climate Strike N.Y.C.: Young Crowds Demand Action, Welcome Greta Thunberg
    “I feel hopeful seeing the power of all these people here today,” one teenager said of the protest, which drew tens of thousands of demonstrators.
  8. Bezos and Zuckerberg Take Their Pitches to Washington
    The Amazon and Facebook leaders were there for different reasons, but the appearances highlighted their companies’ need to reshape the public debate about their practices.
  9. Teachers in New York City Barred From Attending Climate Protest
    The decision underlines the difficulties in separating the politics of climate change from teaching about the science of it.
  10. Amazon Accelerates Efforts to Fight Climate Change
    Pledging that the retailer would be carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos, the C.E.O., said it was ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks.
  11. How Do You Fix … All of It?
    At the DealBook DC Strategy Forum a group of leaders in business, politics and academia gathered to try to solve problems from student debt to carbon emissions. Here are their recommendations.
  12. A Festival in the Bronx Will Explore Climate Change and Culture
    The free event this Saturday will be a “happening” of sorts, at the intersection of art and activism.
  13. One Thing You Can Do: Switch to a Green Energy Provider
    Also, reporters, activists and world leaders get set for climate week.
  14. A Revolution in Brittany: Mayors Defy French State to Ban Pesticides
    A mayor banned pesticide use on the farms surrounding his village. Even though he was prosecuted for doing so, dozens of other mayors have followed his lead.
  15. How to Cool a Planet With Extraterrestrial Dust
    A study of fossil meteorites suggests that a distant asteroid collision once sent Earth into an ice age.
  16. Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already.
    In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.
  17. 1.1 Million Can Skip School for Climate Protest
    New York City will not penalize those who attend global youth climate strikes on Friday, Sept. 20.
  18. How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’
    Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other species.
  19. Trump Inspires California Lawmakers to Go on Offense
    California Democrats have been energized by a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to enact a sweeping liberal agenda that in almost every way offers a counternarrative to Trump administration policies.
  20. Trump’s Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse
    The controversy has dragged one of the country's preeminent research agencies, famous for being anonymous, into the spotlight it long avoided. 
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