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A different kind of pipeline project scrambles Midwest politics

Plans that would bury carbon underground rather than release it in the air have stoked debate over climate and property rights, creating unlikely alliances and stirring memories of fierce battles over oil.
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A town-by-town battle to sell Americans on renewable energy

In the fight against climate change, national goals are facing local resistance. One county scheduled 19 nights of meetings to debate one wind farm.
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It’s going to be dangerously hot for 100 million Americans

More than 95 million people from Southern California to western Pennsylvania and as far south as Florida are under an excessive heat warning or heat advisory, meteorologists said.

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A battle between a great city and a Great Lake
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A battle between a great city and a Great Lake

The climate crisis haunts Chicago's future as a warming world pushes Lake Michigan toward new extremes — higher highs, lower lows, greater uncertainty. It is a city built for a different time.

J.D. Scholten wants to transform Midwestern farm politics
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J.D. Scholten wants to transform Midwestern farm politics

The Iowan is in the midst of a second congressional run against Steve King on a platform of breaking up Big Ag to make farming work for all.
Meat plant closures mean pigs are gassed or shot instead
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Meat plant closures mean pigs are gassed or shot instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.

The Great Flood of 2019: A complete picture of a slow-motion disaster

This year's flooding across the Midwest and the South affected nearly 14 million people, yet the full scale of the slowly unfolding disaster has been difficult to fathom.The volume of water is only one source of damage: What's in the water also plays a role.

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