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Puerto Rico advocates for rooftop solar to replace aging power plants

Puerto Rico advocates for rooftop solar to replace aging power plants

A community in Puerto Rico is advocating for the adoption of rooftop solar panels as a sustainable energy solution as old fossil-fuel power plants near retirement.

Esther Frances reports for Inside Climate News.

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'Out there rotting': Mountain Valley neighbors fear aging pipe

Opponents of the Mountain Valley pipeline aren’t the only ones to have raised concerns about the safety of leaving pipe out in the sun too long. A top Equitrans executive testified in 2018 that the company needed to get the pipe in the ground to protect the coating.

'Do you really want to rebuild at 80?' Rethinking where to retire

'Do you really want to rebuild at 80?' Rethinking where to retire

It’s a small yet noticeable shift, experts say — but climate change is causing retirees to start reconsidering moves to disaster-prone dream locales.
Analysis: No, there will not be a war for water
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Analysis: No, there will not be a war for water

Some people falsely believe that the Afghanistan takeover by the Taliban during a drought increases the risk of violence over shared waters such as the Helmand and Kabul Rivers. Violent clashes [...]
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Climate change poses challenge to UK’s ageing railways

In the seaside town of Dawlish in south-west England, engineers are working night and day to protect its 175-year-old railway from the modern day threat of climate change.

COVID-19 and the fight against climate change: What have we learned?
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COVID-19 and the fight against climate change: What have we learned?

As the world continues to battle the COVID crisis, we must not lose sight of the greatest long-term threat faced by mankind: climate change.

Waste not want not: Malaysia moves to become a leader in tackling plastic waste
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Waste not want not: Malaysia moves to become a leader in tackling plastic waste

After China issued its plastic waste import ban in January 2018, global plastic waste shipments were quickly rerouted to Southeast Asia, with Malaysia as a top recipient. Like bamboo sprouts [...]
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