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‘Strongest’ Climate Ruling: Dutch Court Orders Leaders to Take Action

"The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday ordered the government to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020. It was the first time a nation has been required by its courts to take action against climate change."

Source: NY Times, 12/24/2019

"EU Unveils 'Green Deal' Plan to Get Europe Carbon Neutral by 2050"

"The European Union unveiled a sweeping set of environmental initiatives on Wednesday aimed at creating the world's first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, touching everything from state aid rules to a green industrial policy and a carbon border tax on imports."

Source: Financial Times, 12/12/2019

Soiled Skies Incite ‘Choked’ Author To Pursue Air Pollution Story 

The data on dirty air is devastating. But it wasn’t just the numbers that prompted freelance journalist Beth Gardiner to chase the story of worsening air pollution around the globe. It was also the impact on human lives and the intersection with politics, power and money. She explains in our latest feature story. Plus, resources for your own reporting.

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