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Erika Bolstad

23 September 2020

Watford City, North Dakota, United States

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North Dakota is using some of its COVID-19 pandemic relief funds to plug 239 abandoned oil wells and reclaim 2,000 acres of lands. Abandoned wells can contaminate groundwater and leak methane that is hazardous to huma...

Yes! Magazine

Ray Levy-Uyeda

13 August 2020

Montana, United States

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Abandoned oil wells in Montana leak thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year, so the Well Done Foundation is working to plug up those wells. In about a year, the foundation plugged its first thr...

Associated Press

Jonathan J. Cooper

Jocelyn Gecker

14 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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As a proactive effort, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. cut power in the hopes it would prevent wildfires that are often caused by power lines. It took a page from San Diego Gas & Electric who has been doing so...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

10 August 2019

Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

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In the wake of a massive natural gas extraction project by Chevron, the Australian government asked the oil behemoth to bury as much as 4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, which would otherwise be released into t...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Booker

Sam Weber

Connie Kargbo

2 June 2019

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

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A wastewater treatment facility in suburban Chicago has become energy neutral. By accepting waste from oil and other sources not normally treated together, the facility increases biogas that can power the plant. Besid...

The Washington Post

Steven Mufson

19 April 2019

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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Three major US companies are leading the way in developing the technology to extract carbon dioxide from the air: Global Thermostat, Carbon Engineering, and Climeworks. With federal tax credits per ton of carbon dioxi...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

13 March 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Portland, Oregon, a group of activists have come together to be the eyes for their community when it comes to oil train shipments. There is a surprising lack of transparency when it comes to moving crude oil by tra...

Anthropocene Magazine

Robinson Meyer

1 July 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The burning of coal for fuel is one of the world's largest contributors to CO2 emissions, and continues to worsen the detrimental effects of planetary warming. But while many feel hopeless in light of an administratio...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

25 May 2017

Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Southern Region, Iceland

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Iceland, hit by the oil crises of the 1970s, turned to geothermal energy - and they haven't turned back. The island is now powered by 100% renewable energy, and they are taking it one step more, looking to further cut...

Inside Climate News

Neela Banerjee

17 March 2016

Eight Mile, Alabama, United States

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Eight years after a mercaptan spill in Eight Mile, Alabama, its mostly black and working class residents still suffer from respiratory issues, rashes and headaches.

Texas Standard

Lana Straub

17 June 2015

Texas, United States

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Women are often undervalued, overlooked and discriminated against in the oil industry. To overcome this, women have started to form organizations to support women in their careers and to try to close the gender gap.

Ensia

Jim Motavalli

6 January 2015

Bridport, Vermont, United States

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The breakdown of the ozone layer is one of the most well-known effects of climate change. Citizens enact different ways to protect the atmosphere from a build up of methane gas.

The New York Times

Justin Gillis

13 September 2014

Bremerhaven, Germany

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With climate change continuing as a threat to the planet’s health, Germany has contributed efforts to curb greenhouse gases by installing wind turbines and solar panels to generate renewable energy. Germany’s commitme...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 February 2013

Alaska, United States

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Alaska has created a way for residents to financially benefit from the state's dependence on oil revenues. By giving residents a yearly portion of the revenue, the state has been able to see positive effects from an o...

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