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Portland, Oregon, will fund clean energy in communities that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. That's an idea that's part of President-elect Joe Biden's sweeping climate plan.

Biden Will Face Major Limits To His Ambitious Climate Plans

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His sweeping proposals aimed to make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050. But without a Democratic Senate, Biden may be forced to compromise and do what he can through executive action.

Climate Activists Cheer Biden Win

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President-elect Joe Biden vows to take a very different approach to climate than President Trump did over the last four years.

In Historic Move, Colorado Voters Decide To Reintroduce Gray Wolves

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The move challenges a long tradition of leaving wildlife management to governments, not the public. But the vote was narrow, reflecting many people's serious concerns about bringing wolves back.

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Gray Wolves To Be Removed From Endangered Species List

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing federal protections for gray wolves in the contiguous U.S., saying the species' recovery is a success. Wildlife groups are promising to sue.

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The fires are burning across more than 400,000 acres and have reached Rocky Mountain National Park.

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The fire forces the park to close and a nearby town to evacuate.

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Research published this week finds that home sales volume and prices have declined in coastal census tracts vulnerable to sea level rise, relative to coastal areas less threatened by climate change.

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Climate and environment policies nearly always end up in court these days. They may have a harder time surviving if Amy Coney Barrett cements a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

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The White House says it will appeal a federal court ruling ousting William Perry Pendley, who led the Bureau of Land Management for more than 400 days without Senate confirmation.

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For the last two years, the administration has been working to lift the rule prohibiting development in the Tongass, the country's largest national forest.