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How Mississippi spent millions that failed to save its oyster reefs

A string of disasters have decimated oyster populations, with far-reaching impacts on the health of the Mississippi Sound. The state’s yearslong efforts to restore the reefs have fallen short.
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Offshore oil is about to surge

Oil executives love to talk about the energy transition. But for all the platitudes about technologies such as hydrogen and carbon capture, most are doubling down on what they know best. Oil.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
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New climate paper calls for charging big US oil firms with homicide

Oil companies have come under increasing legal scrutiny and face allegations of defrauding investors, racketeering, and a wave of other lawsuits. But a new paper argues there’s another way to hold big oil accountable for climate damage: trying companies for homicide.

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California extreme weather is the new normal

California's bout of extreme wet weather could become the new normal as climate change worsens, a researcher has warned.

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What a deluged California means for farmworkers

As the latest storm associated with a strong atmospheric river sweeps through California, already strained farmworkers across the state are bracing for yet another setback.

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Survivors reel in aftermath of 1 of Africa’s deadliest cyclones

“Let me tell you, it is a serious situation. It is a tragedy,” says Paul Turnbull, Malawi Country Director of the World Food Programme. He is talking about the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy, one of the deadliest and long-lived tropical cyclones to have ever been recorded in Southern Africa.

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Pakistan honey farmers face a climate change crisis

Pakistan is one of the world's largest honey producers. But honey farmers say that climate change has altered weather patterns, which affects honey bee populations. The industry's survival is uncertain.
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Crypto mining at gas wells sparks regulatory headaches, outcry in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Before obtaining the required permits, Diversified Energy began installing cryptocurrency mining infrastructure on one of its thousands of well pads.
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Older Americans protest against ‘dirty banks’ funding oil and gas projects

Hundreds of older Americans gathered in Washington on Tuesday to protest against four of the country’s largest financial institutions, cutting up their credit cards in an act of defiance meant to condemn the banks’ funding of oil and gas projects.

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Madeleine Para and Bruce Cooper: As a climate solution, there are few things that can beat trees

Trees play a critical role in our quest to preserve a livable world and prevent the worst consequences of climate change.

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Decline of more than 500 species of marine life in Australian reefs ‘the tip of the iceberg’, study finds

More than 500 common species of fish, seaweed, coral and invertebrates that live on reefs around Australia have declined in the past decade, a study has found, as experts warn “not all is well in the ocean”.

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The school funding robotics classes by selling its own solar energy

In Tunisia, where education is underfunded, one school is flush with cash after covering itself in solar panels and selling the energy back to the grid.

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