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Biden, calling for action, commits U.S. to halving its climate emissions

Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for th...
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Miami sea level rise construction cost by 2060: $3.8 billion

Miami has to spend at least $3.8 billion in the next 40 years to keep the city dry from rising seas, according to a draft of the city’s lon...
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U.S. Steel announces goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

In an attempt to put its smoky steel mill image behind it, U.S. Steel announced plans Wednesday to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Texas will soon rival California in utility-scale solar power

Texas will add 10 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power in the next two years, meaning it will soon rival California as the state with the most ...
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State-supported "clean energy" loans are putting borrowers at risk of losing their homes

Dozens of Missouri homeowners who used PACE loans to fix up their houses ended up trapped in debt and could soon see their homes sold at auction.
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Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself

Ecosystems can draw down carbon and buffer us from the worst effects of climate change — but only if we protect them.
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Why bitcoin is bad for the environment

Cryptocurrency mining uses huge amounts of power—and can be as destructive as the real thing.
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Canada's Big Five missing from new net-zero banking alliance

None of Canada’s big five banks were founding signatories of the UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) that promised April 21 to ali...
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Researchers are finding more signs of dangerous toxins from algae in Alaska wildlife

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems.
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Changes to giant ocean eddies could have ‘devastating effects’ globally

Swirling and meandering ocean currents that help shape the world's climate have gone through a "global-scale reorganisation" over ...
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How young farmers are navigating climate change on their farms

As erratic climate changes have become more the norm than the exception, young farmers across the country are feeling their effects and trying to...
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Crises collide: Homeless in America when climate disaster strikes

For the homeless, natural disasters prove torturous for more than the obvious fact that it's worse to be outside than inside during a storm.
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