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After the Storm, Puerto Rico Misses a Chance to Rebuild with Renewables

Eight months after Hurricane Maria damaged 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, energy expert Lionel Orama-Exclusa talks to e360 about how the isl...   [ continue reading...]

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Electric Vehicle Sales To Surge in the Coming Decades

The number of electric vehicles on the road worldwide could reach 125 million by 2030, up from just over 3 million last year, according to a new analysis by the...   [ continue reading...]

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Canadian Government To Buy Oil Pipeline Project for $4.5 Billion

The Canadian government announced it will spend $4.5 billion ($3.5 billion USD) to buy the beleaguered Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The expansion...   [ continue reading...]

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Waste Heat: Innovators Turn to an Overlooked Renewable Resource

Nearly three-quarters of all the energy produced by humanity is squandered as waste heat. Now, large businesses, high-tech operations such as data centers, and...   [ continue reading...]

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Lawsuits Continue to Gain Popularity As Tool in Climate Fight

A collection of families from eight countries have filed suit against the European Union, claiming it has failed to adequately protect citizens from the impacts...   [ continue reading...]

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Heat Wave Kills Dozens in Pakistan

South Asia is in the midst of an intense, weeks-long bout of heat and extreme weather. For the last four days, daytime temperatures in Karachi, Pakistan hovered...   [ continue reading...]

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With China in the Lead, New Obstacles to Climate Progress Are Emerging

With its move toward a clean-energy future, China has become the de facto leader in international climate efforts. But is the world’s leading carbon emitt...   [ continue reading...]

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Energy Efficiency Technology Less Accessible in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Energy saving lightbulbs are harder to find and more expensive in low-income U.S. communities than in more affluent areas, according to a new study from the Uni...   [ continue reading...]

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By the End of the Century, Stronger, Slower, and Wetter Hurricanes

To better understand how climate change will affect hurricanes, scientists have published a new analysis of what would have happened to 22 named Atlantic storms...   [ continue reading...]

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Coyote Carnage: The Gruesome Truth about Wildlife Killing Contests

Coyote killing competitions, where contestants vie to shoot the most animals, are held throughout the U.S. But some hunting groups are denouncing these events a...   [ continue reading...]

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Large Percentage of Protected Areas Severely Impacted by Human Activity

One-third of the world’s protected land is being degraded by “intensive human activity,” such as logging, agriculture, mining, and urbanizatio...   [ continue reading...]

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Conservation Conundrum: Is Focusing on a Single Species a Good Strategy?

Researchers are questioning the fundamental conservation concept that creating and managing protected areas for a single “umbrella” species –...   [ continue reading...]

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U.S. Energy Company Halts 1.5 GW of Solar Projects Due to Trump Tariffs

Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the United States’ largest developers of utility-scale solar, has stopped investments in 1.5 gigawatts of renewable energ...   [ continue reading...]

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In Wales, Larger Mortgages Available for Green Homes

Homebuyers in Wales will soon be able to receive larger mortgages if they are purchasing an energy efficient house, according to The Guardian. The policy, appli...   [ continue reading...]

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How Seeds from War-Torn Syria Could Help Save American Wheat

As temperatures rise, pests and diseases are moving north into the U.S. heartland, killing crops and diminishing yields. To combat this, researchers are turning...   [ continue reading...]

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Maasai Herders Lose Land to Tourism in Tanzania, Says New Report

Maasai herding communities are being pushed off their ancestral land by the Tanzanian government and safari companies in favor of more lucrative tourism and hun...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Cancels NASA Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Program

The Trump administration has discontinued funding for NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), a $10 million-a-year initiative that tracked greenhouse gas e...   [ continue reading...]

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Alien Waters: Neighboring Seas Are Flowing into a Warming Arctic Ocean

The “Atlantification” and “Pacification” of the Arctic has begun. As warmer waters stream into an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, ne...   [ continue reading...]

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Renewable Energy Now Employs 10.3 Million People Globally

The renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million people worldwide, according to new data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). And the secto...   [ continue reading...]

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A Balkan Dam Boom Imperils Europe’s Wildest Rivers

The Balkan Peninsula, one of Europe most undeveloped regions, is facing a wave of thousands of hydroelectric projects that would block pristine, free-flowing ri...   [ continue reading...]

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