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Are We Ready for Another Uri?

Texans recently endured another bout of record low temperatures and icy conditions. While it didn’t compare to the devastating effects of winter storm Uri in 2021, it was a grim reminder of last year’s historic freeze.

Turning Trash into Treasure

Closed landfills across the United States could host an estimated 63 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, enough to power 7.8 million American homes or the entire state of South Carolina.

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Our Cities Are Getting Too Hot

A 2020 novel opens with a heat wave in Northern India that kills 20 million people. The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson is described by reviewers as the “novel we need” and “the book of the year.” What makes the opening chapter so devastating…

Achieving Clean Energy Legislation in a Moderate State

On October 13, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the first major piece of climate legislation in the tar heel state in recent years. North Carolina House Bill 951—Energy Solutions for North Carolina—was passed by both chambers of the North Carolina state legislature with…