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The Texas coast may have better winds for offshore wind development, but it’s Louisiana’s political winds that are drawing the interest of the industry’s two biggest players.
Can restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers really help clean up polluted waters?
More farmers are using cover crops, soil additives and crops suitable for drip irrigation in order to weather the drought.
Decades-old laws that protect car dealers are keeping the U.S. stuck in the gas-powered past.

Ban applies to commercial and recreational trawling, pawn and crab trapping and hook and line fishing for all groundfish types.

Indigenous farming and ranching practices are once again being embraced in an American West stressed by drought, diminishing resources, and climate change.
Antimicrobial molecules found in wood waste could be used to make more sustainable, greener disinfectants.
The reef, which is just under two miles long and is in “pristine” condition, was found by a team of divers mapping the ocean floor for UNESCO.
With the Middle East feeling the heat of the climate crisis, co-operation between countries is essential. Is the renewable energy and water initiative signed by Israel and Jordan the first step?
By adding unwanted wool to the manufacturing chain, this forward-thinking New Zealand firm hopes to save farmers and the planet.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is receiving $14 billion in funding to focus on projects dedicated to tackling supply chain issues and climate change, some of which has been allocated from the bipartisan infrastructure law passed last year.

More recycled plastic, glass and paper will be used in everyday products — from trash bags to beer bottles — under a new law Gov. Phil Murphy has signed.

Tightening regulations and a growing eco-conscious workforce are major factors in heralding green office campuses.

In an effort to reduce dependency on hard-to-source cobalt and Chinese manufacturing, US makers are finally getting into the cathode business.

A team of Mexican scientists are developing a successful experiment that allows for the recovery and maintenance of endemic trees in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve that provide a habitat for monarch butterflies every winter.

Oil giants like BP and Shell propose to spend billions on renewable energy, bolstering Scotland’s efforts to move away from an economy based on fossil fuel.
On Nov. 1, Abby Herd helped lead a group of Simon Fraser University students over the finish line as they won an eight-year campaign to persuade the administration to divest from fossil fuels by 2025.
Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba have a unique evolutionary history that could help them survive the climate crisis. Scientists even hope to breed their resilience into other reefs.

RNA interference could be better for the environment, professor says.

The Vermont Youth Lobby plans to organize weekly legislative activism on Fridays in schools and at the Statehouse this session.

What if we could capture the carbon dioxide that power plants put into the air and make it something useful? East Tennessee startup SkyNano is trying to make that possible.

In a world constrained by woe and threats to democracy (it’s a good job whales don’t have to apply for the right to assemble), 1,000 fin whales can’t help but lift our hearts.

Called zero-waste or refill stores, these shops specialize in products such as nontoxic glass cleaner and foaming organic hand soap that customers can pour into their own repurposed vessels.

Amid climate “doomerism,” what can be done to fight global warming? A lot, it turns out. And female scientists are at the forefront.
“One of our goals is to create what we’ve termed a one-car community.”

In the works for 15 years, the territory's plan will plot the future of 21 per cent of Canada's land mass. And it's almost ready — hopefully.

Energiesprong (‘energy jump’) is finding ways to make buildings more efficient without requiring major construction projects.
Italy’s most populous metro area will build hundreds of kilometers of protected cycling lanes to ward off worsening pollution from cars and trucks.
Research shows that, at the pandemic’s onset, female leaders in Brazil’s fishing communities took the threat more seriously than men—and leapt into action.
Community and labor organizers shape New Mexico’s changing economy.

The government has played down the dissonance between its oil-producing status and its emissions reduction goals, saying that oil revenue can be directed to the green economy.

The unique research station will conduct its first expedition this year, the country's natural resource minster says.
Preventing food waste without using plastic is a challenge for grocery stores. A new discovery could help unlock it: a simple coating made from cellulose that protects the produce.

Louisiana’s nearly final plan for reducing carbon emissions to “net zero” by 2050 focuses on “three pillars,” starting with a dramatic shift to electricity from renewable sources, such as wind and solar and using that electricity to power the state’s huge industrial base.

The new program, run through Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, aims to compensate farmers for amounts of phosphorus they reduce that go beyond what’s expected through regulatory programs.
Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck has delivered sharp criticism of the country’s record on climate change. Reductions in carbon emissions will have to "treble" to meet the country's climate goals.