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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...

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Christine Baniewicz

2 September 2020

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, United States

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Indigenous communities in Louisiana are working with scientists to restore wetland ecosystems and protect tribal mounds along the Gulf Coast through backfilling projects. Depleted oil wells and canals in the area are ...

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...

Religion News Service

Daysha Eaton

30 May 2020

Alaska, United States

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To the Gwich’in Athabascan people living inside the Arctic Circle in Alaska, the decades-long fight against oil drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) represents more than an environmental struggle: I...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

27 April 2020

Georgetown, Texas, United States

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West Texas, traditionally known for its oil business, has become a thriving home for wind energy. Beyond political ideology, wind power as a form of renewable energy is thriving for economic reasons, as it can be more...

Next City

Maddy Savage

21 April 2020

Norway

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Norway provides financial incentives for its citizens to transition to electric vehicles. The strategy is working—electric vehicles are responsible for 40 percent of new car sales, compared to 2 percent in the United ...

The Guardian

Francesc Badia i Dalmases

13 March 2020

Kapawi, Ecuador

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The Kara Solar Foundation is looking to connect indigenous communities in Achuar territory in Ecuador to learn about solar power as an alternative to oil. By building solar-powered canoes, they can replace vessels tha...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Christopher Howley

31 January 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona has the second most-polluted air of any state in America, but local government leaders are championing the Cleaner Trucks Initiative as one tool to improve air quality. The city of Phoenix received $1 million ...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

31 January 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Since 2007, Protect Our Winters (POW) has engaged outdoor athletes to advocate for climate change. They believe in “imperfect advocacy,” in which they focus on corporate polluters whose habits can create larger-scale ...

The Washington Post

Ben Guarino

22 January 2020

Munich, Germany

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In an effort to get back to the roots of climate change, Plants for the Planet and other international initiatives plant millions of trees each year to help capture the massive amounts of carbon being released into th...

The Atlantic

Nick Bowlin

14 December 2019

Colorado, United States

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In former Colorado mining towns, solar energy programs in high schools are introducing students to new types of job opportunities and helping schools save money on energy costs.

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

25 October 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom has started cracking down on high-emission vehicle drivers by creating restricted zones that fine drivers of cars that emit a designated amount of pollution into the air; the carbon emissions in thi...

NPR

Dan Charles

4 October 2019

State College, Pennsylvania, United States

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Enrolling administrators and financial planners in sustainable projects takes proving that investments pay for themselves. With the help of pressure from students and faculty, Penn State Universities administrators ha...

The Narwhal

Sharon J. Riley

2 October 2019

Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada is a place that historically has had a close relationship with oil and gas. But as renewable energy surges into the market, these industries become more and more precarious. This article talks to a ran...

BBC

Christine Ro

17 September 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Climate Perks is a program that encourages employees to avoid air travel and choose lower carbon-options for their personal travel. It is part of a trend of initiatives from businesses that incentivize slower travel a...

Colorado Public Radio

Kelley Griffin

16 September 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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At both the individual and corporate levels, action is being taken to eliminate the use of plastics. While many people have turned their attention to decreasing their own use of single-use plastics, many say that’s no...

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Adrian Hedden

13 September 2019

Permian Basin, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico's Permian Basin, controversial fracking operations are taking steps to reduce water usage and save money. Now, Devon Energy operates eight water treatment facilities in the area and reuses about 80% of i...

KPHO-TV

Kristine Harrington

16 August 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Because of a collaborative effort between a high school cross country team and Chispa, an environmental advocacy group, Arizona’s Phoenix Union High School District has bought its first electric school bus. While near...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Mitch Anderson

10 August 2019

Norway

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Norway has been able to have a productive relationship with oil companies, while, at the same time, retain control over resource development and grow its resource revenue. Through the country’s culture of local contro...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

10 August 2019

Sheridan, Wyoming, United States

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Since Wyoming passed legislation in 2018 requiring all grade levels to teach computer science curriculum by 2022, teachers have spent significant time outside of work getting themselves up to speed. The idea is that t...

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...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

8 August 2019

Zurich, Switzerland

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A company based in Zurich pulls carbon dioxide from the air and turns it in to stone -- and you can subscribe to their services. The subscription program through Climeworks allows customers to sign up for different pr...

AZ Central

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

29 July 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Grassroots organization can generate change in carbon emissions practices at the community level. In Phoenix, the Chispa nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social justice, is working to get schools...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

1 July 2019

Switzerland

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A collaboration between an oil company, a Harvard professor and California lawmakers has resulted in the creation of a large-scale energy plant. While there are still goals yet to be me, this plant is capable of captu...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

20 June 2019

Union Hill, Virginia, United States

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A small town in Virginia has been divided over whether or not they should allow a compressor station to be built, so to help mend this rift, a local non-profit brought community members together for a weeklong solar b...

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