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The Midwest braces for another summer of wildfire smoke

The Midwest braces for another summer of wildfire smoke

Canadian wildfires are again expected to send dangerous smoke into the U.S. Midwest, prompting states to refine their air quality alert systems.

Kristoffer Tigue reports for Inside Climate News.

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Federal incentives drive Midwest clean energy manufacturing boom

Federal incentives drive Midwest clean energy manufacturing boom

The Midwest is seeing a surge in clean energy investments, with $30 billion in private capital flowing in since the Inflation Reduction Act was passed in 2022.

Kristoffer Tigue reports for Inside Climate News.

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Wildfires in Canada worsen air quality across the U.S. Midwest

Wildfires in Canada worsen air quality across the U.S. Midwest

Wildfire smoke from Canadian blazes has dramatically worsened air quality across the Midwestern United States, permeating indoor environments despite efforts to keep it out.

Kiley Price reports for Inside Climate News.

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Midwest states grapple with an unusual early wildfire season
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Midwest states grapple with an unusual early wildfire season

Wildfires are surging across the Midwest this spring, fueled by a notably dry and warm winter.

Kristoffer Tigue reports for Inside Climate News.

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Midwest experiences winter warmth disrupting life and economy

Midwest experiences winter warmth disrupting life and economy

Unprecedented warm winter disrupts traditions and economies across the Midwest as ice vanishes from the Great Lakes.

Stephen Starr reports for The Guardian.

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Midwest states debate future of transportation fuels for CO2 reduction

Midwest states are considering significant changes in transportation policies, focusing on reducing carbon emissions through electric vehicles and ethanol.

Jeffrey Tomich reports for E&E News.

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The Great Lakes have barely any ice so far this winter

While early in the season, the five lakes in the upper Midwest have barely frozen over at all, according to NOAA data.
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