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In the 06/27/2020 edition:

Fading Winters, Hotter Summers Make the Northeast America’s Fastest Warming Region

Connecticut’s average temperature has risen 2 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century, double the average for the Lower 48 states.

As a kid growing up in Watertown, Connecticut, Daniel Esty would create his own backyard ice skating rink and flood it with a garden hose. Now, when Esty tries to create an ice rink with his own children in their backyard in nearby Cheshire, the water rarely freezes. 

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Trump Plan Would Open Huge Area of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve to Drilling

The plan includes Teshekpuk Lake and other ecologically sensitive areas that offer habitat for threatened species and are critical to an Indigenous native village.

Along the northern edge of Alaska, millions of square miles of land are home to countless animal species—hundreds of thousands of caribou, scores of threatened bird species, polar bears and more.

This isn't the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, although the same is true there. It's the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, a few hundred miles west of the refuge, and some of its most ecologically sensitive lands may soon be open for business to the oil industry.

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Crushed by Covid-19, Airlines Lobby for a Break on Emissions Offsets

A U.N. agency is set to announce whether it will grant airlines a reprieve that could keep them from having to purchase carbon offsets for years.

A United Nations agency will likely decide Friday whether to make changes to an agreement aimed at offsetting carbon emissions from international flights beyond the year 2020. It could provide much needed reprieve for airlines, but with potential costs to the climate.

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Faults State Officials for Lax Fracking Oversight

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Republican and Democratic administrations alike had failed to probe health risks related to air and water pollution.

As the fracking boom transformed Pennsylvania over the past decade, the state's environmental and health agencies systematically failed to protect the state's citizens from the risks of the operations, a special state investigative grand jury said in a report released Thursday.

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