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New White House partnership aims to speed construction of offshore wind farms

The Biden administration announced a new partnership with 11 governors from East Coast states to boost offshore wind. It’s part of a push to build...

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How CRISPR rice could help tackle climate change

Using gene-editing technology CRISPR, a group of researchers aims to develop crops that can help in the fight against climate change. The effort to...

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Meet the unique group of polar bears living with less sea ice

A newly identified group of polar bears surprised researchers with how they’ve found a way to live with less sea ice. The group shows how some...

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US Army deploys its first floating solar array

The Department of Defense installed its first floating solar power plant at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Floatovoltaics are starting to make waves...

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What Bitcoin’s nosedive means for the environment

As Bitcoin’s price plummets, so could its associated energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. It all depends on how electricity costs compare to...

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These little satellites could bring big advances to tropical storm forecasts

NASA plans to launch a new constellation of satellites that will help forecasters and researchers watch developing tropical storms much more closely....

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New research points to bad math behind corporate renewable energy claims

Many companies say that they’re slashing more greenhouse gas emissions than they really are, a new study finds. Their renewable energy initiatives...

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‘H2Hubs’ will fuel American hydrogen production in $8 billion program

The Department of Energy launched an $8 billion program to develop hubs across the US for clean hydrogen. Clean energy experts, meanwhile, are wary...

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Biden will pause solar tariffs and invoke Defense Production Act for clean energy

The Biden administration moved to boost domestic supply chains for clean energy by pausing tariffs and invoking the Defense Production Act. The moves...

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New York lawmakers pass a moratorium on Bitcoin mining

New York’s Bitcoin mining boom faces uncertainty after the State Senate passed a moratorium on certain cryptomining operations. Lawmakers also...

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Extreme drought could cost California half its hydroelectric power this summer

Drought is expected to severely cut into California’s hydroelectricity generation this summer. That’s likely to drive up energy prices and...

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The US has fallen way behind on climate goals

The US has dropped the ball on taking swift action on climate change. Two new studies show how far behind the US is on cutting emissions and leading...

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Federal regulators crack down after pipeline caught spewing CO2

After investigating a CO2 pipeline that ruptured in 2020, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says it will propose new rules...

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Big Tech is pouring millions into the wrong climate solution at Davos

At Davos, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Salesforce announced a new $500 million commitment to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that...

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There’s a new application that let’s you earn money by just walking: How it works

By walking, jogging, or running outdoors, users will earn game currency. The currency can then be used in-game, or cashed out for profit ...

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The ‘800 pound gorilla’ in the Gulf of Mexico that could supercharge hurricanes this season

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to potentially be a doozy. Forecasters expect an active season with a worrying wildcard. Forecasters...

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The Department of Energy to dole out $3.5 billion for carbon removal hubs

The Department of Energy announced $3.5 billion of funding to develop four carbon removal hubs across the US. The goal is to cut down costs and scale...

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Why tech giants’ cash is a hidden source of greenhouse gas emissions

Big Tech’s cash and investments make up a huge, usually unseen, chunk of companies’ carbon footprints. A new report reveals how significant those...

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Over half of US properties face at least some wildfire risk

Wildfires pose at least some risk to a majority of properties in the continental US, according to new data. The new search tool allows property...

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Why fossil fuel companies see green in Bitcoin mining projects

ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies have turned to Bitcoin mining to address a gas problem. But their plans come with risks. Of all the...

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A warming world gives viruses more chances to hitchhike from species to species

New research warns that climate change could make it easier for viruses to leap from one species to another. That ultimately puts humans at greater...

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The future is increasingly a disaster zone, new report warns

Disasters — triggered by volcano eruptions, extreme weather, disease, and more — have become more commonplace, new report finds. Catastrophe has...

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Twitter bans ‘misleading’ ads about climate change

Twitter announced a new policy on Earth Day: it now bans ads pushing climate denial. The company says conversations about sustainability and climate...

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What you’re seeing in Google’s Earth Day Doodle

For Earth Day, Google’s Doodle shows time lapses of the climate crisis across the globe. The GIFs depict melting glaciers, stressed corals, and...

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This Earth Day, cut through the corporate climate hype

Companies are hyping up their goals on climate change, but their promises can be misleading. The Verge spoke with sustainability experts about what...

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Apple says it’s using more recycled materials than ever before

Apple revealed new details about its recycling program, including milestones it says it’s achieved even as its greenhouse gas emissions remained...

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How a sustainability scientist uses TikTok to fight climate anxiety with solutions

Alaina Wood is a climate communicator and sustainability scientist that uses her platform on TikTok to minimize eco-anxiety and spread information...

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Apple successfully pushes suppliers to use more renewable energy

Many of Apple’s suppliers have boosted their renewable energy use. Apple needs to clean up its supply chain to shrink its carbon footprint and meet...

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