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The Metals Inside Your iPhone Are More Precious Than You Thought

The Metals Inside Your iPhone Are More Precious Than You Thought

Your iPhone is filled with valuable metals and elements that could run out in the next century -- and that could jeopardize global climate goals.

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COP27's Historic Deal Will Compensate Poor Nations for Climate Crisis Disasters

COP27's Historic Deal Will Compensate Poor Nations for Climate Crisis Disasters

A win for vulnerable countries was offset by weak ambition in the final agreement to take necessary steps to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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'Weather Whiplash' Is the New Normal. Here's What It's Like Living Through It

'Weather Whiplash' Is the New Normal. Here's What It's Like Living Through It

First came the fires, then the floods.

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Women Are Earth's Biggest Allies. It's Time to Let Them Heal the Planet

Women Are Earth's Biggest Allies. It's Time to Let Them Heal the Planet

Commentary: The strong female voices in climate activism deserve to be heard -- and heeded.

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Our Ailing Power Grid Isn't Cut Out for Climate Change

Our Ailing Power Grid Isn't Cut Out for Climate Change

"We need to integrate terawatts of renewable energy ... to mitigate the effects of climate change going forward for the next couple decades," one scientist says.

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Ukraine's Hope for a Green Future Burns Bright Amid Environmental Devastation

Ukraine's Hope for a Green Future Burns Bright Amid Environmental Devastation

Ukraine came to COP27 bearing its scars from Russia's war, but also imagining its green future.

Air Pollution in Racially Segregated Areas Holds Far More Toxic Metals

Air Pollution in Racially Segregated Areas Holds Far More Toxic Metals

These communities are excessively plagued by airborne particles known to cause cancer, a new study suggests.

Do Blackouts Affect Homes With Solar Panels? Sometimes

Do Blackouts Affect Homes With Solar Panels? Sometimes

We weigh the pros and cons of a solar panel system that keeps the power on during a blackout.

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