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EXTREME WEATHER: Children affected by Harvey feel new stresses

The state of Texas and its communities have taken major steps to defend themselves from natural disasters since Hurricane Harvey devastated large swaths of the region two years ago, a new report indicates.

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Q&A: An author of N.Y. climate bill on its success and pitfalls

New York passed one of the most ambitious pieces of climate legislation in American history this summer. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act requires the state to cut emissions 40% from 1990 levels by 2030 and 85% by 2050. The remaining 15% would be offset.

How the Tech Giants Are Fueling a Solar Revolution

From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days.  This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are…

How much energy storage costs must fall to reach renewable energy’s full potential

(Cell Press) The cost of energy storage will be critical in determining how much renewable energy can contribute to the decarbonization of electricity. But how far must energy storage costs fall? In a new study to be published August 7 in the journal Joule, MIT researchers answer this question. They quantify cost targets for storage technologies to enable solar and wind energy with storage to reach competitiveness with other on-demand energy sources.

Plans for orbiting lunar outpost take shape

The mission to return to the moon and create an orbital gateway for deep space exploration just took a big step forward. NASA and the ESA have announced the orbit of the upcoming Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, a small space station…

AOC Miffed After Hickenlooper Calls Green New Deal A ‘Distraction’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took on former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper after he called her Green New Deal resolution a “distraction” during Tuesday’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate. “The Green New Deal decarbonizes our economy while ensuring we leave no community behind,…