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    Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too.

    By Susan Shain

  2. PhotoThe scientist Paul Crutzen in an undated photo. A Nobel laureate, he wrote of the threat of climate change and said that a “daunting task lies ahead for scientists and engineers” to provide solutions. CreditMax Planck Institute

    He named our age the “Anthropocene” and warned the world of threats that certain chemicals posed to the ozone layer.

    By John Schwartz

    1. PhotoNew cars on a dock at the Port of Los Angeles in April. CreditLucy Nicholson/Reuters

      Momentum is shifting toward a clean-car future as more automakers end their legal efforts to block California’s tough fuel economy standards.

      By Coral Davenport

    2. PhotoPolice officers released sea turtles, rescued from poachers, at a beach in Kuta, Indonesia, in August. CreditMade Nagi/EPA, via Shutterstock

      Ignoring the value of nature threatens humanity itself, according to a new British report on biodiversity and economics.

      By Catrin Einhorn

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    A lot happened in 2020. Here’s how The Times’s Climate Desk covered it.

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    Redlining helped reshape the urban landscape of U.S. cities. It also left communities of color far more vulnerable to rising heat.

    By Brad Plumer, Nadja Popovich and Brian Palmer

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    The Trump administration has dismantled nearly 100 policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals, and left more than a dozen rollbacks unfinished. Here’s how they add up.

    By Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka and Kendra Pierre-Louis

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    From the Bay Area to New Delhi, explore air pollution around the world.

    By Nadja Popovich, Blacki Migliozzi, Karthik Patanjali, Anjali Singhvi and Jon Huang

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    We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.

    By Justin Gillis


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  1. Jim Justice, a G.O.P. Governor, on Why Biden Needs to ‘Go Big’ on Covid Aid

    The governor of West Virginia, who supported a bigger relief bill than Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, initially did, spoke with us about government spending, Covid-19 vaccinations and climate policy.

    By Trip Gabriel


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