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Paris Olympics go green with ambitious environmental goals

Paris Olympics go green with ambitious environmental goals

The Paris Olympics aim to halve their carbon footprint by leveraging existing infrastructure and focusing on sustainable practices.

Somini Sengupta and Catherine Porter report for The New York Times.

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‘Big irony’ as winter sports sponsored by climate polluters, report finds

Winter sports are being sponsored by high-carbon companies despite their pollution helping to melt the snow the sports require to exist, according to a new report.

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International Olympic Committee weighs rotating host cities for Winter Olympics

One proposal to ensure climate reliability would require host cities to have an average temperature at or below zero over a 10-year period. Salt Lake City organizers say they'd meet those requirements through at least 2050.

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End of an era for Alliant's Lansing coal-fired power plant

Alliant Energy's Lansing Generating Station — a coal-fired power plant — has operated for nearly 75 years along the Mississippi River in Northeast Iowa. After this year, it will no longer produce electricity.

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World Cup ski races are disrupted by lack of snow, climate change

World Cup ski races are disrupted by lack of snow, climate change

With less snow and faster melting, athletes see a future, and a planet, in peril.
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How to clear the air in the most polluted cities on Earth

While the 2008 Olympic Games were marked by some of the worst air quality in Olympic history, China’s “war against pollution” has advanced so much since that Olympians this month could glimpse the previously smog-enshrouded mountains surrounding the city.

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