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Competition challenges young farmers to share their ideas for achieving net zero emissions

The United Kingdom's National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs is launching a new challenge, supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to encourage positive climate change action by asking young farmers to share their solutions for reaching net zero emissions by 2040.

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The ConocoPhillips project hasn't risen to ANWR-level controversy. Opponents say it's harder to fight drilling in a National Petroleum Reserve.
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The government wants you to own an electric vehicle — but who can even afford them?

Windsor is a future home for electric vehicle (EV) and battery production, but data shows people in the southwestern Ontario city can't afford to buy them.
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New Zealand plans to tax agricultural emissions, in world-first plan

New Zealand – dubbed the Saudi Arabia of milk for its dominant role in global dairy trade – wants its farmers to pay a world-first levy on agricultural emissions by 2025 to help reduce agriculture's climate footprint.
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The spaceport at the edge of the world

A tiny Scottish village is betting its future on rocket launches. But the plan may threaten the fragile landscape—and a tenacious billionaire’s ambitions.

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Whether you are renovating your home, upgrading appliances or buying an electric car, this guide can help you take advantage of savings from the Inflation Reduction Act.

Oil giants, after surge in profits, are wary about spending

Economic and military uncertainty clouds the outlook for Exxon, Chevron and other energy companies, whose bonanza from high prices is already fading.
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