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The CLEAN Future Act would create a national clean energy standard for power suppliers, strengthen vehicle emissions standards and building efficiency, among other measures. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a sweeping plan intended to spur the U.S. to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Barclays pictured in Blackwall, London, England. Håkan Dahlström Photography / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Shareholders of one of Europe's biggest banks are pushing for it to stop investing in fossil fuels, in the first shareholder action of its kind targeting a European bank.

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The Trump administration says it is moving to limit emissions from heavy-duty trucks, a rare move to limit pollution as it works to roll back a myriad of other regulations.

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Formosa Plastics has plans to bulldoze over a sacred slave burial ground in St. James Parish, Louisiana, pictured above for a new manufacturing complex that will cover the size of 80 football fields. Louisiana Bucket Brigade

A major plastics manufacturing complex planned for construction in a highly-polluted region of Louisiana may disrupt a historic slave burial site, The Intercept reports.

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A woman sits on a sand berm created by city workers to protect houses from El Nino storms and high tides at Playa Del Rey beach in Los Angeles, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2015. MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty Images

Ocean waters off the coast of California are acidifying twice as fast as the rest of the world's oceans, new research shows.

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This Sept. 19, 2018 photo shows the last standing building above the Yellow Pine Pit open-pit gold mine in the Stibnite Mining District in central Idaho where a company hopes to start mining again. Riley Bunch / Idaho Press

The Trump administration allowed a mining company to write its own report for how proposed mines in Idaho would affect protected species in the area, the AP reports.

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Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg who was just named Person of the Year gives a speech at the plenary session during the COP25 Climate Conference on Dec. 11 in Madrid, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

Greta Thunberg is Time Magazine's Person of the Year, the magazine announced this morning.

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Climate models dating back decades were "quite accurate" in predicting warming through present day, new research shows.

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi observes the opening of the UNFCCC COP25 climate conference (COP25) in Madrid on Dec. 2. Juan Carlos Lucas / NurPhoto / Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday led a 15-member delegation from the U.S. Congress to climate negotiations in Madrid where they affirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement.

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Apartment blocks of a public housing project pictured in Harlem, New York City. Terraxplorer / iStock / Getty Images

Residents of ethnic minority neighborhoods are paying more for utilities than people living in majority-white neighborhoods, regardless of socioeconomic status, new research shows.

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A Keystone Pipeline oil spill has affected nearly 10 times the amount of land than previously thought. CBC News / YouTube screenshot

A spill at the Keystone Pipeline that began last month has affected nearly 10 times the amount of land than previously thought, state officials said Monday.

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