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Pope Francis’ letter on climate change leaked early

Pope Francis’ letter on climate change leaked early

A copy of Pope Francis’s message exhorting humanity to be better stewards of the planet and to combat issues like climate change has been leaked.

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?

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Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their power grid.

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Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels by 2050, with renewables providing 80% of electricity needs.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

The stakes in Lima are tropospheric, and far clearer now than when Kyoto was negotiated.

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Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

What if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the world’s largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions?

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From grid waste to good taste

From grid waste to good taste

An innovative farm is hoping to turn a losing situation into a win-win by producing crops while reducing power grid waste

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A tale of 3 countries: water risks to global shale development

A tale of 3 countries: water risks to global shale development

Unlocking shale gas comes with a significant environmental risk: access to freshwater for drinking, agriculture, and industrial use.

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Melt of key Antarctic glaciers is now unstoppable, studies find

Melt of key Antarctic glaciers is now unstoppable, studies find

According to two new studies, a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to have entered a state of retreat and melt that is “unstoppable”.

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Dam it: Feds say US can double hydropower

Dam it: Feds say US can double hydropower

New DoE report shows that the Grand Canyon and other major gorges and rivers across US may be ideal for hydropower development.