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Clean energy quest pits Google against utilities

Google says it can’t meet its goals for renewable power unless state-regulated utilities, particularly in the Southeast, give way to market competition.
Margaret Renkl: On an endangered river, another toxic disaster is waiting to happen

Margaret Renkl: On an endangered river, another toxic disaster is waiting to happen

Waste from coal plants is threatening the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which the biologist E.O. Wilson called “arguably the biologically richest place” in the nation.
An Alabama town's sewage woes test Biden's infrastructure ambitions

An Alabama town's sewage woes test Biden's infrastructure ambitions

The new law allocates $11.7 billion for wastewater and stormwater projects. Will it get to the impoverished communities who need it most?
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Climate change is bankrupting America’s small towns

Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.
Gas pipeline hack leads to panic buying in the Southeast
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Gas pipeline hack leads to panic buying in the Southeast

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose 2 cents on Tuesday, and some airlines began to take small measures in response to the shutdown.
Dozens are killed as tornadoes and severe weather strike southern states
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Dozens are killed as tornadoes and severe weather strike southern states

The storm carved a destructive path across six states on Sunday and Monday, causing widespread damage and cutting power to tens of thousands of customers.
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