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To listen is to survive: Unravelling how plants process information

Researchers mapped the signaling network in plants and discovered novel insights about how plants process information about their environment. This gives new potential to strategies to protect crops and help them thrive in the time of increasing droughts.

Politics

NATURAL DISASTERS: Credit scores are discriminatory. How the feds can fix that

The Small Business Administration needs to make more funding available to Black communities after natural disasters, experts said yesterday following an E&E News article that revealed large racial disparities in the agency’s disaster loan program.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Democrats drive toward 100% clean cars by 2035

House Democrats want to zero out emissions from all new cars by 2035 — an enormous boon for the climate if the long-term goal is achieved and a significant statement in today’s political environment.

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POLITICS: Enviros, Democrats unite behind a climate plan (mostly)

The massive climate plan released yesterday by House Democrats has done something that seemed unthinkable just a few months ago — it’s bound together Democratic officials and climate activists with a shared purpose that verges on unity.

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal closures in Ariz., Colo. add to Western fuel shift

Coal continues to disappear from the western United States. Two utilities in the region announced plans Friday to close their coal stations — the latest in a series of moves by Western power companies to shutter the former workhorses of their electric fleets.

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal closures in Ariz., Colo. add to Western fuel shift

Coal continues to disappear from the western United States. Two utilities in the region announced plans Friday to close their coal stations — the latest in a series of moves by Western power companies to shutter the former workhorses of their electric fleets.

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LAW: States test new climate strategies in Big Oil showdowns

The top attorneys for the District of Columbia and Minnesota last week launched major lawsuits against the oil and gas industry, adding to a growing swell of climate battles focused on consumer protection.