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5% of Earth's power plants create 73% of the energy sector's emissions

A handful of "super emitters" are responsible for the vast majority of all emissions in the energy sector.

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In Nord Stream 2 fight, Ukraine gives EU taste of its own bureaucracy

Ukraine, which has been making reforms in the hopes of joining the EU, is now demanding the bloc lives up to prior commitments.

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Belgium and Germany deal with ‘unimaginable’ piles of post-flood trash

The push is to get rid of the garbage as fast as possible, even if that means not following the niceties of recycling regulations.

More 'good fires' could help California control future catastrophes

Wildfire is inevitable. But prescribed burning—careful, intentionally set fire—could help manage the risks.

What’s the true cost of retail giants shipping your junk across the ocean?

Tracing the impact on the environment from shipping any of these goods is tricky to do.

It's not even August and we've already used up the Earth's resources for the year

Earth Overshoot Day improved last year because of the pandemic. As the economy opens up, it’s moving in the wrong direction again.

The Bootleg fire is burning through trees that are being used as carbon offsets

One of the dangers of using trees as offsets is that they can suddenly and catastrophically release all their stored carbon.

Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?

A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.

Mapping the past and future of urban highways

Decades ago, the federal highway boom tore apart historically Black neighborhoods across the U.S. The legacy of this racist federal transportation policy continues to define urban spaces, even as some cities look to reconnect these communities.

Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Days of heavy rainfall have pounded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families or in communal shelters.

Gassy coal mines can be environmental commodities. CNX shows how

There is so much unwanted gas coming out of American coal mines that federal data suggests it outpaces the carbon emissions footprint of the entire U.S. petrochemical industry. This represents a huge, barely-tapped resource that could prevent emissions.

Burning for bitcoin

Some power generators — finding they can make more money supplying electricity to Bitcoin-mining operations than selling it to the grid — are shifting focus.

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