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03/20/2019 - Obama-era oil leases broke the law by not assessing climate impact, judge rules



The decision could present a threat to President Trump’s agenda to quickly expand oil and gas drilling by offering opponents a roadmap to legal challenges.

03/20/2019 - Oil and gas leasing rejected in Wyoming because, well, climate change



A federal judge ruled that ignoring climate impacts in policymaking is no longer an option.

03/20/2019 - People of color have a higher "pollution burden" in the U.S.



Buying things–especially things that require a lot of shipping–causes air pollution. White people in the U.S. are bigger spenders, but the pollution their dollars create primarily affects people of color.

03/20/2019 - 9 climate change statistics Andrew Wheeler should see after saying it’s not a huge threat



The head of the Environmental Protection Agency downplayed the threats posed by climate change during a Wednesday interview with CBS News, saying that most of its effects are "50 to 75 years out."

03/20/2019 - Tropical cyclone Idai destroys Mozambique city Berai



Storms that affect many countries present particular challenges. They clearly have no regard for political boundaries.

03/20/2019 - States reach drought pact as largest user protests



The Colorado River's seven states yesterday inked agreements for managing the river in the face of climate change and increasing droughts, meaning the Bureau of Reclamation will not move ahead with federally imposed restrictions on the water source for 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland.

03/20/2019 - US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling



In the first significant check on the Trump administration's "energy-first" agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.

03/20/2019 - Cyclone Idai; what's the role of climate change?



Direct links to climate change are difficult to prove but rising temperatures are increasing cyclone intensity, say scientists.

03/20/2019 - Comparing the plant-based Impossible Burger to beef



A new analysis finds that the environmental cost of raising cattle is very, very high.

03/20/2019 - Arctic black carbon work hampered by U.S. and Russia, says Finland



The Arctic region's co-operation in the battle against global warming by reducing black carbon emissions is being hampered by the United States and Russia, the Finnish foreign ministry said on Wednesday.