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Oil and gas land sale nets $79M amid New Mexico climate concerns

A contentious auction of public land to the oil and gas industry brought in about $78.8 million to the federal government this week, amid outcry from New Mexico environmental groups calling for a halt on using the lands for fossil fuel drilling.

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What good is a web post in a power outage? Vermont asks utilities to improve communication

As climate change brings more wet and heavy snow storms to the region, state regulators are asking Vermont’s electric utilities to do a better job communicating with customers who are experiencing power outages.

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Kennebunk, Kennebunkport work to develop plan to address climate change

The towns of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport comprise half a quartet of Southern Maine coastal communities currently creating plans for addressing climate change in the region in the decades ahead.

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NYC sinking: Buildings, sea levels threaten New York, study says

The pressure from New York City’s massive buildings and skyscrapers is making the city more vulnerable to sink lower into the ocean, according to new research.

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Company to build $218 million steel plant on former J&L land in Aliquippa

The operation will include an electric-arc furnace — a steelmaking technology with lower carbon intensity than traditional methods — to melt scrap steel and produce 500,000 tons of rebar, or reinforcement steel, annually for a variety of industries.

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RI ban on new gas vehicle sales: State pushing electric vehicles

No, you won't need to give up your gas car, and you could even buy a new one in another state, though many of RI's neighbors will have similar rules.