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What is bio-oil, and why does Big Tech think it can fight climate change?

Some of the biggest names in tech have inked a deal to turn corn stalks and tree trimmings into a barbecue sauce ingredient and then pump the stuff underground to try to fight climate change.

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New research points to bad math behind corporate renewable energy claims

Lots of companies with climate pledges are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than they say they are.

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Storms and sea level rise could cost ports billions

Ports around the world stand to suffer billions of dollars in losses if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow, a new report finds. Extreme weather, flooding, and rising sea levels would all damage vital seaport infrastructure, disrupting global supply lines.

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Yes, trees can migrate. This ‘shotgun scientist’ is learning how

As their native habitats become inhospitable, tree ranges shift, slowly, to areas they can thrive. But climate change is disrupting the process, scientists say.

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Retail giants look to greener cargo ships to meet climate goals

Pressure from some of their biggest customers is pushing companies like global shipping giant Maersk to pollute less when they transport goods. It's a sign that individual companies' commitments to tackling climate change can influence others along the entire supply chain.

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Google launches new tool to help cities stay cool

Google has unveiled a tool that could help cities keep their residents cool by mapping out where trees are needed most.

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Power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias were a warning to utilities

Massive power outages in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias could be just a taste of challenges ahead for already vulnerable utilities during an especially bad hurricane season. Isaias revealed how urgently changes need to be made to prevent more blackouts.

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