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  1. Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines.
    The widening divide between states on climate-change policy comes with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to come.
  2. With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?
    As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.
  3. E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules
    The new measure will very likely prompt a flurry of legal challenges. If upheld in court, it could tie the hands of future presidents on global warming.
  4. Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine
    The final permit from regulators in Queensland came less than a month after a conservative coalition that champions coal won in national elections.
  5. Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea
    The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.
  6. Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It
    As wildfires grow more intense, fire chiefs in Southern California are looking to big data and machine learning for help in managing fast-moving blazes.
  7. Pod of Killer Whales Makes Rare Visit to Monterey Bay
    There has been a startling number of killer whale sightings in the bay in June, normally an off-season month for whale watchers.
  8. 12 Ways the Progressive Takeover Is Transforming New York
    Rent regulations, climate change, gun control and more: Lawmakers pushed through an undeniably liberal agenda.
  9. California Wildfire Fund Would Put Aside $21 Billion for Damage Claims
    Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal would also protect power company customers from the kind of huge claims that have helped push Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy.
  10. Sydney to Declare a Climate Emergency in Face of National Inaction
    The mayor said it was important that Australia’s largest city, which has already made ambitious pledges to reduce greenhouse emissions, raise its voice in a global demand for action.
  11. A Climate Bill Sets Off Tumult: Republicans Flee, Police Follow
    In Oregon, where Democrats control the statehouse, outnumbered Republicans disappeared to delay a vote on a cap-and-trade bill.
  12. E.U. Leaders Fail to Strengthen Climate Target
    A proposal to reduce the 28-country bloc's net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 failed when eastern countries that are heavily dependent on coal raised objections.
  13. Demise of Gasoline Cars? What We Know About N.Y.’s Ambitious Climate Goals
    It’s one of the world’s most far-reaching climate plans. Here’s what it could mean for your work, health, neighborhood and bank account.
  14. Can Europe Wean Itself From Fossil Fuels? Its Leaders Are About to Decide
    European leaders from 28 countries will decide Thursday whether the E.U. will aim to get to net-zero emissions in the next 30 years.
  15. Trump’s Nominee for U.N. Envoy Appears to Differ With Him on Saudis and Climate
    At her confirmation hearing, Kelly Knight Craft suggested that she would be tougher than President Trump on Saudi Arabia and that climate change is a threat.
  16. Rising Temperatures Ravage the Himalayas, Rapidly Shrinking Its Glaciers
    A new analysis of satellite data concludes that Himalayan glaciers are melting much faster than before, posing grave risks to millions downstream.
  17. Don’t Do Just One Thing
    Also this week, a wave of heat waves.
  18. In Britain, Politicians Shy Away From a Crackdown on Fast Fashion
    The British government rejected proposals from a cross-party committee on how to tackle fashion’s footprint, prompting an outcry.
  19. New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans
    The state would pledge to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with all its electricity coming from carbon-free sources.
  20. I Am Part of the Climate-Change Problem. That’s Why I Wrote About It.
    A reporter’s uncomfortable reckoning with the role his family’s vacation travel plays in global warming.


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