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PITTSBURGH — On July 17, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro signed into law a carbon capture and storage bill that creates a legal framework for climate-warming carbon emissions captured from burning fossil fuels to be injected underground and stored indefinitely to prevent them from escaping into the atmosphere.

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A $4.4-million carbon offset project funded by multinational companies restored mangroves in Senegal, but local workers saw minimal financial benefit despite doing much of the work.

Jack Thompson reports for Hakai Magazine.

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Graphyte, a startup supported by Bill Gates, aims to fight climate change by burying carbon-sequestering bricks made from plant waste deep underground.

Ramin Skibba reports for Undark Magazine.

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The Biden administration is evaluating further restrictions on oil drilling in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, potentially designating more areas off-limits to development.

Heather Richards reports for E&E News.

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Global climate pollution from fossil fuels is showing signs of stabilizing, thanks to advances in clean technology like solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles.

Dana Nuccitelli reports for Yale Climate Connections.

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Summit Carbon Solutions claims Iowa counties lack the authority to enforce ordinances restricting the siting of carbon dioxide pipelines, stating that state and federal regulators have ultimate control.

Jared Strong reports for Iowa Capital Dispatch.

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New research reveals that PFAS chemicals in lithium ion batteries, essential for clean energy, are significant pollutants, impacting both environment and health.

Tom Perkins reports for The Guardian.

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A Nevada community is uniting to fight a proposed lithium mine that threatens the scarce water resources vital to the rare Devil’s Hole pupfish and other local species.

Wyatt Myskow reports for Inside Climate News.

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As summer heats up, we all find ourselves wondering, how hot will this one be?

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The Paris Olympics promises minimal new construction, using the city's iconic landmarks to create sustainable and visually stunning venues for the Games.

Oliver Wainwright reports for The Guardian.

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Arizona farmers are adopting solar panels to shade crops, conserve water, and generate power, aided by federal programs.

Amaia J. Gavica reports for the Arizona Mirror.

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A satellite analysis revealed that Finite Carbon, a BP-owned company, sells carbon offsets for forests that are not at risk of deforestation, raising concerns about their true climate impact.

Luke Barratt reports for SourceMaterial in partnership with Miranda Green reporting for Floodlight.

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Nike has laid off nearly one-third of its sustainability workforce, casting doubt on its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

Rob Davis reports for ProPublica and Matthew Kish for The Oregonian.

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Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution plan to test ocean alkalinity enhancement off Cape Cod to assess its potential in mitigating climate change.

Barbara Moran reports for WBUR.

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The Biden administration is providing $1.7 billion to retool 11 auto factories for electric vehicle production, aiming to secure jobs and support union labor.

Maxine Joselow reports for The Washington Post.

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A new version of the popular board game Catan, called New Energies, aims to make discussing climate change more engaging by incorporating elements of renewable energy and fossil fuels.

Sachi Kitajima Mulkey reports for Grist.

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China is constructing nearly double the wind and solar power of the rest of the world combined, according to a new report.

Amy Hawkins reports for The Guardian.

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