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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

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New Methane Rollback Announced by EPA, Environmental Justice in Household Energy Use, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Top Senate Democrat Unveils Carbon Pricing Bill, States Plan Just Transition, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Support for Well-Plugging Program Grows, EPA Recommits to “Transparency” Rule, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Landmark Conservation Bill Passes Congress, COVID-19 Shifts Transportation Habits, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Struggling Gas Companies Abandon Wells, Ethiopian Dam Makes Waves, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Estimating the Social Cost of Carbon, Colorado’s Climate Goals, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Air Conditioning Access and COVID-19, Rural Attitudes Toward Climate Change, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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House Climate Plan Outlines Path to Net Zero, Resilience of Renewables, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Diversity in the Environmental Movement, Air Pollution’s Impact on Prenatal Health, and More

Cole Martin, Liam Glen, and Elizabeth Wason

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Privatizing Space Exploration, Climate Risks for Forest Offsets, and More

Cole Martin and Elizabeth Wason