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Climate change is making the Earth a warmer and weirder place, forcing researchers, companies and governments to understand, confront and adapt to rising dangers.

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Big tech firms are racing to track climate refugees

Facebook, Palantir, Microsoft, and more see big money in migration caused by global warming—and they’re betting on everything from biometrics to blockchain.

An image showing a group of Rohingya refugees relocating to safer areas from areas in the Kutupalong settlement at risk of landslides and floods
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These flexible solar cells bring us closer to kicking the fossil-fuel habit

No solar material has managed to supplant silicon. Perovskites, which are far cheaper and can be made into flexible modules, could change that.

Photo illustration of a perovskite
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Global renewables growth has stalled—and that’s terrible news

Additions of wind, solar, hydro, and other clean energy sources have unexpectedly flattened after two decades of reliable gains.

Photo of a field of solar panels
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Startups looking to suck CO2 from the air are suddenly luring big bucks

A new Irish firm plans to build a pilot carbon removal plant, relying on technology from the field’s pioneer.

An early prototype of Klaus Lackner's direct air capture concept, in the lab at Arizona State University’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions.

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