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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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Department of Energy boosts domestic battery supply chain with billions in funding

The Department of Energy announced new funding for companies making batteries for electric vehicles and clean energy. The goal is to build up supply...

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What a billion square feet of warehouses looks like

California’s Inland Empire is a canary in the coal mine for America’s warehouse boom. Researchers mapped 1 billion square feet of warehouses in...

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California takes on Big Plastic over recycling myths

California wants to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for perpetuating myths about recycling. The state’s attorney general launched an...

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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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One in five reptile species threatened with extinction

Researchers completed a long-awaited assessment of extinction risk to reptile species around the world. Among the most threatened are turtles and...

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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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Wildlife photos are a new treasure trove for AI-driven conservation research

A new field of study called imageomics uses machine learning to pull data out of images. Researchers hope the technique can help fill in the gaps for...

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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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Drones are setting down roots in wildfire-scarred landscapes

An experimental trial to reseed First Nations forests is part of a larger effort to use drones to augment reforestation efforts — especially after...

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Fruit stickers are the scourge of the compost pile

Produce stickers are the bane of many home gardeners. Despite calls to make them compostable, the stickers remain a persistent annoyance to the...

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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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Stripe, Alphabet, Meta, Shopify, and McKinsey launch new carbon removal initiative

Stripe, Alphabet, Meta, Shopify, and McKinsey pledged $925 million to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Big names in tech and consulting...

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Collapsed Amazon warehouse had construction defects, says family of slain worker

A "grave violation" of building code could have contributed to the deadly collapse of an Amazon warehouse during a tornado, says the family...

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The Biden administration gives a green light to a fuel that could be even dirtier than regular gas

To lower prices at the pump, the Biden administration plans to allow the year-round use of a controversial gasoline blend that’s usually banned in...

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You can now tell Alexa to plant a tree

Amazon announced that customers can now tell Alexa to "grow a tree," which will trigger a donation to plant a tree. But experts warn that...

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Google joins Samsung in working with iFixit on a self-repair program

Google has partnered with DIY repair specialists iFixit to offer spare parts for its devices. Pixel smartphone parts like batteries, displays, and...

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Visualizing the scale of the carbon removal problem

Direct air capture technologies have a long way to go to reach climate goals laid out by the International Energy Agency and United Nations...

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Smart devices and the fight against climate change

A major new United Nations report includes smart devices in its strategies for tackling climate change. Smart devices have a role to play in the move...

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A ‘liveable future’ depends on slashing emissions this decade, major climate report finds

The world is at a "crossroads" that will determine "a livable future," a major new United Nations climate change report finds....

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US unveils stricter tailpipe emissions standards for new vehicles

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced stricter fuel economy standards that will require the average US vehicle to achieve 49 miles per...

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Joe Biden invokes Defense Production Act for EV batteries and clean energy

The Biden administration plans to use the Defense Production Act to secure domestic supply chains for batteries used in electric vehicles and...

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The US can’t seem to quit Russian uranium

While the US has blocked imports of Russian oil and gas, the Biden administration has yet to tackle uranium. The US relies on Russia for a...

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