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Rooftop solar would boost electrical systems' resilience

Federal funding could jumpstart rooftop solar, providing jobs, lower bills, and a boost to electric systems’ disaster resilience.
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Wind power company vows to help save critically endangered California condor

An energy company in California is teaming up with federal wildlife officials and the Oregon Zoo in an innovative project to ease the plight of the mighty, soaring condor, a critically endangered species of vulture threatened by giant wind turbines in the Tehachapi mountains north-east of Los Angeles.

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Climate

Biden's 'Buy America' plan may hit a solar wall

President Biden has pledged to make the United States a leader in clean energy manufacturing as part of his efforts to jump-start the economy and create "millions" of green jobs.

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Climate

Granholm tells oil companies to diversify

In an interview with The Washington Post, the new secretary of energy invites Texas to join the national grid. But her main focus is on the big national energy transition that the Biden administration hopes to promote.
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Toxics

Ryan Pohl is recycling old electric car batteries to help people live off the grid

With some solar panels, repurposed car batteries and a little ingenuity, Pohl is helping this nomadic community go green.

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Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment

It's becoming clear that achieving Maine's climate goals is going to require a makeover of its electric grid on a scale that hasn't happened since the 1970s.
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Denmark’s climate policies 'insufficient' to meet 2030 emissions target

The Danish government's efforts towards meeting the country's ambitious target of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 have been judged "insufficient" by the body tasked with monitoring its progress, with measures so far announced only likely to take it a third of the way.

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Cameron Carter: Don’t be like Texas. Why Utah must take climate change seriously

The energy landscape is changing and Utah must change with it. Now is the time to invest in resilient, renewable energy sources.

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The Texas fiasco makes the case for creating a national power grid

Connecting America's regional grids, albeit pricey and difficult, could help usher in the future of energy.
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Justice

Julian Brave Noisecat: Why Senate Republicans fear Deb Haaland

The Interior Secretary nominee would bring experiences and perspectives that have never found representation in the leadership of the executive branch.

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Climate

It looks like the Batmobile, works on solar energy, and could be the future of cars

After decades of dreaming, a California start-up says it will roll out the first mass-produced solar cars this year.
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The case for, and against, climate optimism

Will the crisis in Texas become the new normal? David Wallace-Wells and Leah Stokes discuss.
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Climate

Jennifer Granholm is confirmed as energy secretary

Ms. Granholm will oversee an agency that plays a leading role in researching and developing new energy technologies.
Justice

Bill Gates on vaccines, conspiracy theories, and climate crisis

The billionaire philanthropist on his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster," the Covid conspiracy theories about him, and why he doubts our ability to get a net-zero energy grid by 2035.deforestation

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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