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FULL COURT PRESS

Back in 2015, a pack of 21 kids sued the United States to try to force government action on climate change. Four years later, that case — Juliana v. United States, or, affectionately, Youth v. Gov — is still tangled up in the courts. And the kids are losing their patience.
SWEPT AWAY

In Seattle, homeowners dump their garbage in homeless encampments and the city uses trash buildup as a reason to clear encampments with no notice.
WAREHOUSES AND HOMES

Only an hour-or-so drive from Southern California's beaches but a world away from the glamour of Hollywood, San Bernardino County is one of the country's biggest hubs for warehousing and distribution of goods.
THE GRASS SHOULD BE BROWNER

Lawns do provide some benefits: Green spaces help reduce the urban heat island effect. They can help restore groundwater and reduce urban flooding, and because they're plants, they help pull a small amount of carbon dioxide out of the air. But, on balance, lawns are awful for the planet.
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