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Nearly 80% of Voters Want Clean Energy Jobs to Help Fuel COVID Economic Recovery

Poll finds that voters across the political spectrum back the idea of retraining fossil fuel industry employees in clean energy jobs after the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

A fire at a chemical plant, BioLab Inc., that handles chlorine for swimming pools burns on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Westlake, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Study: More People Die From COVID-19 in Places With Highly Polluted Air

Industrial emissions in urban and rural areas tied with higher death rates per capita from COVID-19.

Eden McCarthy pets her dog Hina in the rubble of her home destroyed by the Almeda Fire, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Talent, Ore. (AP Photo/John Locher)
‘A New Future’: 40,000 Evacuate, the Skies Turn Red, and Air Quality Plummets as Fires Burn in the West

The wildfires have led to surreal, dystopian conditions across the West that, more than any data or report, visibly highlight the growing and very real threat of climate change.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, DE. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kamala Harris Has Been Fighting for Environmental Justice Since 2005

As San Francisco's district attorney, Harris started the city's first environmental just unit fifteen years ago.

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Hurricane Laura Threatens Texas and Louisiana. But There Is Risk Outside the Cone.

In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, 23 people have died as a result of Laura, which was then a tropical storm.