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Across America, clean energy plants are being banned faster than they're being built

As the planet warms and climate disasters grow more costly, the U.S. has set a target to reach 100% clean energy by 2035, a goal that depends on building large-scale solar and wind power. A nationwide analysis shows local governments are banning green energy faster than they’re building it.

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Here’s how experts graded US climate progress in 2023

Climate experts give the U.S. mixed grades on its efforts to mitigate climate change — but they all agree there’s room for improvement.
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They’re talking, but a climate divide between Beijing and Washington remains

The two superpowers are a long way from the days when a surprise U.S.-Chinese agreement to cooperate on climate change had the power to land a landmark global pact.
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U.S. and China agree to displace fossil fuels by ramping up renewables

The United States and China, the world’s two largest climate polluters, have agreed to jointly tackle global warming by ramping up wind, solar and other renewable energy with the goal of displacing fossil fuels.

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U.S. and China aren't invited to speak at U.N.'s climate ambition summit

The world’s two biggest polluters were not invited to speak at a United Nations meeting designed to highlight effective action against warming.
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Dogs are key to stopping spread of deadly tick epidemic in U.S., Mexico

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is on the rise in parts of Mexico and the United States. Climate change and dogs could be crucial to the fight against the tick-borne scourge.
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The richest Americans account for 40 percent of U.S. climate emissions

About 15 days of emissions from the richest American was equal to a lifetime of emissions for someone in the poorest 10 percent in America, research found.