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BMW Built a Power Plant from Old Electric-Car Batteries

The carmaker is exploring ways to find new life for its spent batteries.

Fossil fuel transition

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Have Become Top Carbon Polluters

For the first time in decades, more carbon emissions will come from transportation than from coal- and gas-fired power plants.

Responding to climate change

LED Streetlights Are Getting a Dark Reception

They save on electricity, but LED streetlights come with a bluish tinge may be unwelcome—or even unhealthy.

Responding to climate change

The Paris Climate Accord Just Passed a Crucial Threshold

The landmark agreement could enter into force before the end of the year.


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