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In Norway, the electric vehicle future has already arrived

About 80 percent of new cars sold in Norway are battery-powered. As a result, the air is cleaner, the streets are quieter and the grid hasn’t collapsed. But problems with unreliable chargers persist.
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$59 million, gone: How Bikini Atoll leaders blew through U.S. trust fund

The Trump administration lifted spending limits on the fund, which aids descendants of people forced to leave the coral reef because of U.S. nuclear testing.
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Terry Tempest Williams: I am haunted by what I have seen at Great Salt Lake

Evaporation from heat and drought accelerated by climate change, combined with overuse of the rivers that feed it, have shrunk the lake’s area by two-thirds.

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Geothermal power, cheap and clean, could help run Japan. So why doesn’t it?

For decades, new plants have been blocked by powerful local interests, the owners of hot spring resorts, that say the sites threaten a centuries-old tradition.
Dutch pro-farmer party sweeps elections

Dutch pro-farmer party sweeps elections, upsetting the status quo

The surprise victory is widely seen as a protest vote against Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government and some of his policies, including a goal to slash nitrogen emissions, which many say will imperil farming operations.
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A Hungarian town seethes over a giant Chinese battery plant

A $7.8 billion factory planned by a Chinese company in eastern Hungary has become divisive even within the party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who championed it.
Russia's grip on Europe’s nuclear power
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Why Russia has such a strong grip on Europe’s nuclear power

New energy sources to replace oil and natural gas have been easier to find than kicking the dependency on Rosatom, the state-owned nuclear superstore.