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More than Carbon Sticks

The concept that planting trees will help mitigate climate change by storing CO2 is too simplistic, ignoring the large effect that plants have on the water cycle. Careful restoration of native plant ecosystems can rebalance that cycle, further mitigating climate change while also reducing flood and drought.

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Fortresses of Mud

Rising seas threaten the San Francisco Bay Area, home to one of the largest estuaries in North America. But marsh-restoration efforts could hold back the high water. 

The Real Cost of Energy

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The Real Cost of Energy

All energy production has environmental and societal effects. But calculating them — and pricing energy accordingly — is no easy task.

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Can Wind and Solar Fuel Africa’s Future?

With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future.

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Lazarus Batteries

Battery recycling can be hard, energy intensive and uneconomic. But soon, dead power cells could be more easily resurrected.

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Businesses Lead Where US Falters

The Paris Agreement requires commitments from countries to take action and reduce emissions, but the corporate world is also looking at its contribution to mitigation.

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