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Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. Will they get it?

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Brisbane, Australia On his first full day on the job, Australia's new prime minister mentioned the words "climate change" four times within two minutes of his maiden international speech. Fresh from election victory...

Millions from Biden’s COVID relief bill went to museum, university programs pushing social, climate justice

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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which the Democrats passed in March 2021 without any Republican support, was billed by the Democratic Party as an economic necessity for getting the country through the COVID-19 pa...

Australian voters deliver strong message on climate, ending conservative government’s 9-year rule

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Brisbane, Australia Australian voters have delivered a sharp rebuke to the center-right government, ending nine years of conservative rule, in favor of the center-left opposition that promised stronger action on cli...

Sebastian Vettel says climate change makes him question his Formula 1 job

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(Reuters)Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday that climate change had made him question his job as a driver traveling the world to race cars. Speaking on BBC Question Time, a telev...

Small, mid-sized US police agencies reeling from loss of officers, job recruitment woes amid anti-cop climate

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Big-city police departments such as Chicago’s are not the only jurisdictions facing hiring woes, as small- and mid-sized police departments, such as Missouri’s Independence Police Department and New Haven Police Depa...

The Hill column suggests the way to fight inflation is to fight climate change

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"Largely ignored as an inflationary driver, however, has been climate change. Like the pandemic, climate change is a global problem manifesting itself in countless ways, many well-hidden. Unlike the pandemic, it will...

Roe leak may impact how Supreme Court decides gun rights, climate and immigration cases this spring

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When Supreme Court justices gather on May 12 for their next closed-door conference to discuss pending petitions and outstanding opinions, everything will have changed. At their conference, secrecy is so guarded that...

Stanford University announces new climate change school with $1.1 billion from renowned venture capitalist

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Stanford University announced Wednesday it is launching a new school later this year focused on climate change and funded by John Doerr, a renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Doerr and his wife donated $ 1...

DC college students say climate change and COVID-19 are top voting priorities

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"Certain populations are disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis, specifically black and Latino populations," one student said. "Because of that it’s created a lot of health disparities [and] it’s made them...

Kerry warns world will blow through critical climate change threshold unless global leaders step up

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US Climate Envoy John Kerry warned Wednesday that world leaders will blow through a critical climate-change threshold unless they dramatically accelerate the transition to clean energy. "Let me be absolutely clear...

Mark Ruffalo calls Ukraine war ‘gift’ for President Biden’s climate change agenda

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During a segment on MSNBC Reports, the Hollywood actor and climate activist talked to host Katy Tur about how to beat the "dark money groups," like the Koch Brothers, that are allegedly preventing America’s transitio...

A man who died after self-immolating in front of Supreme Court was a climate activist

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A man who died on Saturday after setting himself on fire in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, was a climate activist, according to social media posts from various people who claim to know him. Wynn Al...

Opinion: If we want to solve climate change, businesses need to invest in our planet 

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Kathleen Rogers is President of EARTHDAY.ORG, a global year-round policy and activist organization with programs around the world. She has been at the vanguard of developing campaigns focused on expanding and diversi...

Hollywood barely talks about the climate crisis. This group wants to change that

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Los Angeles Leonardo DiCaprio has made the climate crisis and environmental conservation his life's work -- mainly off screen, though sometimes on. In addition to leading his own environmental foundation, the film st...

Travis: Climate activists deflating SUV tires not a great message for Democrats to win back suburban moms

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On "Hannity," host Sean Hannity reported the "climate-religious cult" is destroying their credibility by engaging in such behavior. "I wonder if they do that to John Kerry's private jet," he asked Travis, after the g...

Frustrated and anxious, climate advocates are turning to legal action. The latest petitioners: College students

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College campuses have for years been at the center of climate change activism. But now, frustrated and anxious by what they see as slow action alongside growing climate damages, students are engaging a new tactic: l...

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