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Rethinking highway expansion in the face of climate concerns

As the U.S. grapples with climate change, activists are challenging the traditional expansion of highways, highlighting the environmental and community impacts.

Shannon Osaka reports for The Washington Post.

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Louisiana's big step in carbon capture

Republicans and Democrats in fossil fuel-friendly Louisiana, swayed by the promise of state permitting authority and generous tax incentives appear to have come together on carbon capture and storage.

Lylla Younes reports for Grist.

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Oil-friendly Louisiana now has the power to approve carbon capture projects

The EPA is handing over permitting power to the state's regulators. What could go wrong?
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Microplastics are the not-so-secret ingredient in marine snow

Particles of tiny, degraded plastics coated with biofilms sink to the seafloor, carrying carbon with them.
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Capturing carbon with seaweed: What we know, what we don’t, and what we’re totally unsure about

Towering underwater kelp forests are often likened to trees, but seaweed carbon sequestration is far more complex than in soil-bound ecosystems.
Europe launches the world’s first carbon tariff

Europe just launched the world’s first carbon tariff. Will the United States follow suit?

In the U.S., where climate policy has been highly politicized, the concept of a carbon tariff has recently emerged with rare bipartisan support.

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If Biden wins election, industry pollution will be a target for climate policies

If the president wins re-election, his climate team is likely to try to cut greenhouse gases from steel, cement and other hard-to-clean-up manufacturing.