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Former coal towns get money for clean-energy factories

An Energy Department program designed to create jobs and manufacturing in communities reliant on fossil fuels is backing projects in West Virginia, Colorado and elsewhere.
Biden’s climate law is reshaping private investment in the United States
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Biden’s climate law is reshaping private investment in the United States

Lucrative tax incentives have fueled a surge in solar panels but failed to boost wind power, data from a new project show.
South Korea is a test case on how to fight an ecological disaster

South Korea is a test case on how to fight an ecological disaster

After two-thirds of the country’s tidal flats were lost to shoreline development, South Korean scientists set out to prove why this ecosystem is so essential.

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Foes of Biden's climate plan sought a 'new Solyndra,' but they have yet to dig up scandal
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Foes of Biden's climate plan sought a 'new Solyndra,' but they have yet to dig up scandal

By the first anniversary of the climate law Republicans opposed, their Congressional districts had captured the majority of new clean energy jobs created.

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Democrats’ climate law set off a wave of energy projects in GOP districts. A backlash followed
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Democrats’ climate law set off a wave of energy projects in GOP districts. A backlash followed

The IRA is drawing billions of dollars in new private investments to take advantage of the federal stimulus that took effect a year ago this week.
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How to reframe the migration debate for climate change

As the planet warms, migration is expected grow rapidly. More fair distribution of economic development can help slow it down, says the head of the United Nations Development Programme.
Nepal fights deforestation, and wins
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Nepal fights deforestation, and wins

An effort decades in the making is showing results in Nepal, a rare success story in a world of cascading climate disasters and despair.
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