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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 up domestic supply chains and swiftly transition to clean energy. The White House and 11 governors from East Coast states forged a new partnership on Thursday to build up domestic supply chains for offshore wind farms and related infrastructure. The new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership

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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 engineer rice and soil that’s better at trapping carbon just got backing from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Can gene-editing technology CRISPR create new crops that help fight climate change as they grow? That’s what a group of researchers hopes to do with $11 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The funding will go toward efforts to

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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 in the US. Floating solar had a moment in the spotlight over the weekend when the US Army unveiled a new solar plant sitting atop the Big Muddy Lake at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. It’s the first floating solar array deployed by the Department of Defense,

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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 the cryptocurrency’s value. Bitcoin’s value has nosedived enough to curb the cryptocurrency’s enormous energy use — and associated greenhouse gas emissions — but only if prices stay low. The price of a single Bitcoin plummeted below $24,000 today, about half of what it

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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. The new tools are especially important for rapidly intensifying hurricanes. NASA is gearing up to launch tiny satellites into space that will help forecasters keep a closer eye on tropical storms as they develop in a mission called TROPICS. Crucially, if the launches are successful, the satellites will mark a big

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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 have often failed to achieve real-world climate gains. Even though more companies than ever are proclaiming that they’re powered by renewable energy, those claims are usually exaggerated, new research shows. That disconnect between a company’s claims and reality could jeopardize global efforts to

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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 about what kinds of projects the DOE considers because some are dirtier than others. The Department of Energy kicked off a new $8 billion program yesterday to develop a network of hubs for producing hydrogen as a clean fuel. It’s a milestone for one of the Biden administration’s most contentious strategies for tackling climate

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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 come after fallout from a federal investigation into solar imports from Asia. In an executive action on Monday, President Joe Biden announced a number of measures aimed at boosting solar energy in the US, including a two-year “bridge” meant to alleviate a squeeze on the flow of solar equipment imports from Cambodia,

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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 called for a review of the impact that mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have on the environment. The Bitcoin mining boom in New York state hit a roadblock as the State Senate passed a bill that will halt new permits for certain fossil fuel power plants to be used in Bitcoin mining. The measure, which also initiates a study on the environmental

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Crypto exchange FTX is reportedly looking into buying Robinhood

Massive cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly thinking about buying Robinhood. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried denied the rumors. Bloomberg reports its sources say FTX is still exploring the possibility. Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly considering an acquisition of the trading platform Robinhood, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources close to the situation told Bloomberg that FTX is still weighing the possibility and hasn’t yet

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Overwatch 2 will replace the original Overwatch

As the Overwatch 2 release date of October 4th nears, Blizzard revealed that upon release, Overwatch 2 will overwrite the original Overwatch, effectively ending the game. The original Overwatch’s days are numbered. Last week, Blizzard revealed in a Reddit AMA that when Overwatch 2 launches on October 4th, it will overwrite Overwatch prime, effectively ending the six-year-old game. “When OW2 launches on October

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