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Preservation and protection of the natural environment as well as the conservation and development of alternative energy resources . These stories relate to the conservation and sustainable use of land, water, and air. They also explore the preservation and efficient use of existing energy resources as well as  the development of new ones. 

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Oakland's 'Pothole Vigilantes' Take Street Repairs Into Their Own Hands

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This Simple Tap Could Save Thousands of Lives in the Next Disaster

This Simple Tap Could Save Thousands of Lives i...
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Tiny Branson has plenty of water. But like other small rural delivery systems in Colorado, it must find a way to meet new state standards.

Tiny Branson has plenty of water. But like othe...
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Biogas saves money at wastewater treatment plant

Biogas saves money at wastewater treatment plant
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As floods increase, cities like Detroit are looking to green stormwater infrastructure

As floods increase, cities like Detroit are loo...
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Citizen engagement is helping Costa Rica fight climate change

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The Fight For Lights In SE Albuquerque

The Fight For Lights In SE Albuquerque
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Virginia schools have seen the light, and it's solar

Virginia schools have seen the light, and it's ...
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‘Coal just isn't the future': Meet the Kentucky miners picking up a new trade

‘Coal just isn't the future': Meet the Kentucky...
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As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch

As oil trains roll into Portland, city resident...
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Ikea's innovation lab unveils a plan to help people cash in on solar energy

Ikea's innovation lab unveils a plan to help pe...
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He's Creating a New Fuel Out of Thin Air — for 85 Cents per Gallon

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This grantmaker wants to break white men's stranglehold on philanthropic donations

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How Removing Asphalt Is Softening Our Cities

How Removing Asphalt Is Softening Our Cities
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Putting the sun in Sunshine State? Florida's about-face on solar power

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Community Solar Developers Get Creative to Finance Big Projects

Community Solar Developers Get Creative to Fina...
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Western Water Managers Bet On Cloud Seeding, Despite Gaps In Science

Western Water Managers Bet On Cloud Seeding, De...
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Beet juice, molasses and mag: Colorado's search for the right highway de-icing mixture

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How to reduce light pollution, an underestimated threat to our environment

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In India's Fast-Growing Cities, a Grassroots Effort to Save the Trees

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Bringing back historic wildlife migration corridors to the mountains

Bringing back historic wildlife migration corri...
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This old coal plant is now a solar farm, thanks to pressure from local activists

This old coal plant is now a solar farm, thanks...
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With no oil cleanup in sight, Amazon tribes harvest rain for clean water

With no oil cleanup in sight, Amazon tribes har...
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Norway's EV Incentives Have Worked. Now What?

Norway's EV Incentives Have Worked. Now What?
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Zimbabwe: Solar Cures Energy Ills At Zimbabwe's Power-Short Clinics

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