Americans back tough limits on building in fire and flood zones
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Americans back tough limits on building in fire and flood zones

A majority support outright bans on construction in disaster-prone areas, as well as paying people to move, researchers say — policies that local governments have been reluctant to adopt.
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Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

NORTH BRADDOCK, Penn.—On Wednesday evening, 10th grader Abby Wypych stood in front of Woodland Hills School District’s board and urged them to approve a feasibility study on installing solar panels.

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Hydrogen powered ship aims to tackle marine plastic pollution

The plastic waste will then be collected and fed onto conveyors and into the storage hold.
Tunisia beekeepers use SmartBee tech
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Hive mind: Tunisia beekeepers abuzz over early warning system

Elias Chebbi inspected a beehive in a field in Tunisia, minutes after a buzz on his phone warned him of a potential problem.
Russia, Europe escalate energy showdown
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Russia, Europe escalate energy showdown

Russia and the West are engaging in an escalating energy sparring match as European countries seek to limit their dependence on the Kremlin because of its invasion of Ukraine.

Connecticut schools will soon be required to teach climate change. Here’s why

Connecticut schools soon will be required to teach climate change as a part of the science curriculum, a move state legislators and advocates say will mean changes at a small percentage of schools that aren’t yet bringing the subject to the classroom.

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The bill, inspired by last fall's oil spill off the Orange County coast, had steep opposition from the fossil fuel industry and its labor allies.
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