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Smart tech propels Germany’s switch to renewables

Digitalization is spurring on Germany’s switch to renewables and away from nuclear. Power-generating homes, smart grids and new forms of clean energy storage are enabling Germans to go even greener. At first glance, it looks...

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Solar power helps transform LA gang members

A former prison inmate and gang member is among hundreds in Los Angeles to find a place in the sun – and a second chance – via a solar industry re-entry program. During his stretch...

Coal versus Kiwis – New Zealand struggles to balance business and environment

In New Zealand, a century of coal mining tradition is clashing with efforts to protect pristine nature, and unique animals and plants. Hidden deep underground, below a wild frontier of native forest and jagged cliffs...

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Five cities leading on climate action

With more of the world now living in urban as opposed to rural areas, the need for sustainable infrastructure has never been greater. Some cities are rising to the challenge in interesting ways. New Orleans,...

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Africa’s road to environmental destruction

Africa’s raw materials are attracting investors and African states are hoping to capitalize by building roads connecting the continent. But activists warn developments could come at the expense of people and nature. When ecologist Jeff...