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Men carrying beam (Courtesy of CCHRC)

Indigenous practices make housing sustainable in Alaska

The U.S. government is learning how to make climate-resilient housing from Native American tribal practices.
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U.S. solar farms harvest clean energy — and jobs

The largest solar farm in the United States will begin construction soon in Indiana. Learn more about large-scale solar facilities here.
Corn crop growing in field (USDA)

Want healthier soil? Don’t plow.

Climate change has farmers concerned over diminishing water and soil resources. One remedy they are discovering is conservation tillage.
Man driving machine that transports solar panels at manufacturing plant (© Tony Dejak/AP Images)

Protecting the climate and creating jobs

The U.S. private sector is creating green energy jobs at home and abroad, as a part of the U.S. commitment to tackling climate change.
Silhouette of pedestrian walking past smokestacks emitting white smoke into blue sky (© Francois Mori/AP Images)

These countries’ commitments will help our climate

Ahead of COP26 in November, countries around the world are making new pledges to reduce greenhouse gases or updating old ones.
People crouching inside glacier cave (Arctic Council Secretariat/Linnea Nordström)

U.S. hands chairmanship of Arctic Council to Finland [video]

The nations and peoples of the Arctic have been meeting regularly for the past 20 years. Next stop is Alaska, where the U.S. will pass the gavel to Finland.
Long white pitched roof and adjacent red roofs (PEER Africa)

This simple product keeps buildings cool

The rural town !Kheis in South Africa is cooler than ever before with a simple, energy-efficient technology to keep buildings cool.
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Look what has happened since the 2015 climate pact was adopted...

A year has passed since nearly 200 countries came together to adopt the historic Paris agreement on climate. Check out what has happened since then.
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This tech tool helps communities prep for climate change

Cities around the world are getting granular with climate data, using a new tool called PREP to prepare for the local effects of climate change.