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    Sorek Desalination Plant

    Few places in the world face a more dire water situation than Israel, where the vital liquid has been in short supply for millennia. In 1998, a new crisis loomed. Israel, like much of the eastern…

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    Tengger Desert Solar Park

    Spanning some 43 square kilometers (16.6 square miles) in the open desert—and supplying power to more than 600,000 homes—Tengger Desert Solar Park was constructed at a never-before-seen scale,…

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    It's Electric

    Ferrari is killing the stereotype that electric cars lack power. The automaker recently completed a project to design a hybrid electric capable of reaching of 211 miles (340 kilometers) per hour.…

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    Packaged Good

    The world is at war with plastic. Roughly one dump truck full of plastic waste enters the ocean every minute, adding up to 8 million tons annually, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).…

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    Branching Out

    By Thomas, Jen The buzzy building material of the moment isn't a newly discovered metal mined from the Earth's core or a super-strong polymer created in a lab. No, it's actually one of the oldest construction…

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    Plugged In

    As a cleaner energy future emerges, a major hurdle remains: the ability to efficiently move power, particularly from far-flung wind farms, solar facilities and hydroelectric dams to urban and remote…

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    Call of the Wild

    By Parsi, Novid Climate change, deforestation and poaching all threaten the mass extinction of large numbers of animal species. By the end of this century, climate change alone could wipe out about half of the…

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    City Escapes

    Why can't an old rail line be an urban oasis? Across the United States, city governments have found that it's cheaper—and more engaging for residents—to rebuild infrastructure into public green…

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    The Positive of Negative

    By Wasney, Michael With climate catastrophe possibly looming, doing no environmental harm might no longer be enough. In an effort to drastically cut down on its carbon footprint, the Drax Group launched a £400,000…

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    Firefight

    By Bishel, Ashley California, USA endured one of the worst wildfire seasons in the state's history in 2017, when more than 1.2 million acres (485,600 hectares) burned. Last year proved worse. Not only did 1.6 million…

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