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Biden’s Regulatory Agenda in the First Week

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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Biden Prioritizes Climate after Inauguration, Unpaid Utility Bills Mount Nationwide, and More

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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The China-US Climate Relationship, Debate over the World’s Emissions Trajectory, and More

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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Biden’s Environmental Justice Agenda, Georgia Senate Races Raise Hope for Climate Legislation, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Socioeconomic Disparities in Wildfire Response, Energy Innovation Bill Gains Momentum, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Biden’s Clean Air Act Agenda Takes Shape, COVID’s Impact on Conservation, and More

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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Biden’s Climate Priorities, Bill Gates on Clean Energy Technologies, and More

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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The Evolution of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Fossil Fuel Workers and the Social Safety Net, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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United States Leaves Paris Agreement, Biden’s Influence on Corporate Environmental Commitments, and More

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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Vote Counting Continues in Historic Election, Habitat Loss Influences Pandemics, and More

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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Climate Change Attitudes in US States, Supreme Court’s Influence on Climate Legislation, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption, Carbon Border Adjustment Idea Gains Traction, and More

Cole Martin, Charlotte Rosenblum, and Elizabeth Wason

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Views on Environmental Policy, Partisan Divides on Climate Change, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Energy Innovation Package Stalled in the Senate, China’s Clean Energy Future, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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New Fire Evacuations in California, Companies Call on US Government to Lead on Climate, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Environmental Legacy, Green Stimulus Policies Favored by Most Americans, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Biden’s Push to End New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands, New Corporate Environmental Commitments, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Historic Heat in California, New Government Report on the Financial Risks of Climate Change, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Natural Disasters Shape Public Opinion on Climate, Fighting Fires amid COVID-19, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason

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Surveying American Opinion on Climate Change, Speeding Electric Vehicle Deployment, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason