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A pumpjack in West Texas. When a well is abandoned, the pumpjack is typically removed and the well plugged. Millions of defunct wells are aging by the day and increasingly springing leaks.

The Biden administration announced it would release more than $1 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law to help states cap off abandoned oil and gas wells - often located in rural communities, environmental justice communities and communities of color. Read more»

On the eastern coast of Tanzania, communities are restoring mangrove forests to adapt to rising sea levels and storm surges.

Scientists have provided another reminder that, when it comes to climate change, we’re all in this together - here are five new findings that scientists have made recently about wildlife and climate change. Read more»

COP President Alok Sharma at Cop 26.

The United Kingdom government is taking sharp criticism for a “non-sensical” early outline of the final declaration from the COP 26 climate summit, released Sunday morning, that makes no mention of the words “energy”, “fossil”, “fuel”, or “renewable”. Read more»

Temperatures have reached record heights in southern Italy, which has been badly hit by wildfires. Climate scientists say there is little doubt that climate change is driving extreme weather events.

Climate-conscious individual choices are good – but not nearly enough to save the planet. More than personal virtue, we need collective action to be part of the solution and push for system change. Read more»

Latin America’s new oil rush may delight the region’s treasury ministers, but the extra greenhouse gases it will unleash will only deepen the world’s climate crisis. Read more»

The Navajo Generating Station in northeastern Arizona is powered by millions of tons of coal mined annually at the nearby Kayenta mine.

Federal energy officials unveiled a plan Tuesday to offer up to $8 billion of loan guarantees for development of cleaner-burning fossil-fuel technologies. Read more»

Solar may one day provide a robust alternative to fossil fuels. But it's probably going to require a set of market conditions that may not exist for quite some time. In the meantime, if enough venture capital investors think it's a worthwhile gamble, let's make sure government doesn't get in their way. Read more»