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What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

After more than 190 countries signed the Paris agreement, it moved toward going into force in only months. What's next for the landmark climate accord?
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Celebrities join in the fight against climate change [video]

"One day we will wake up to find we have literally changed the face of the Earth," actor Morgan Freeman says in this video,...

Melting away

“Ice is alive in some strange kind of way," says James Balog, who has chronicled the disappearance of glaciers through the Extreme Ice Survey since...
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‘Grid parity’ is key to stopping climate change. Here’s why.

What does grid parity have to do with climate change? Everything. As the cost of renewable energy drops, so does the dependence on traditional energy.
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5 takeaways from the latest climate data [video]

Despite day-to-day weather fluctuations, the effects of climate change are becoming more clear. Learn why you should be concerned and what you can do.
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Want cheap electricity? Try net metering.

Homeowners and businesses that rely on solar panels and wind turbines have cheaper electric bills, thanks to a system called “net metering.”
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Your home + solar panels = distributed generation

Renewable energy resources such as solar and wind have opened up new possibilities for distributed power generation and transmission.

The greening of the bottom line

More companies are introducing sustainable practices into their manufacturing processes and products, helping the environment and improving profitability.
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It’s a new era: U.S. renewables outpacing fossil fuels

Electricity drawn from renewable sources, like solar and wind, is becoming an increasingly popular power source in the U.S. and is expected to grow.