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We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change

We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change

Americans love their gas stoves. It's a romance fueled by a decades-old "cooking with gas" campaign from utilities that includes vintage advertisements, a cringeworthy 1980s rap video and, more recently, social media personalities. The details have changed over time, but the message is the same: Using a gas stove makes you a better cook. But the beloved gas stove has become a focal point in a fight over whether gas should even exist in the 35% of U.S. homes that cook with it. Environmental groups are focused on potential health effects. Burning gas emits pollutants that can cause or...

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Biden Administration Pushes Major Expansion For Offshore Wind Energy

Biden Administration Pushes Major Expansion For Offshore Wind Energy

Biden Administration Pushes Major Expansion For Offshore Wind Energy Officials say expanding offshore wind will create tens of thousands of jobs and help reduce climate warming emissions. Multiple departments will coordinate to sell new leases and approve permits.As the White House slows down on public lands and offshore, it's ramping up renewable energy with a push to jump-start the offshore wind energy business. Monday's announcement is part of President Biden's effort to fulfill the ambitious he campaigned on, including making the nation's electricity sector carbon neutral by 2035. As...

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As Cities Grapple With Climate Change, Gas Utilities Fight To Stay In Business

As Cities Grapple With Climate Change, Gas Utilities Fight To Stay In Business

Natural Gas Battles Local Climate Efforts Natural gas utilities face a bleak future in a world increasingly concerned about climate change. An NPR investigation shows how they work to block local climate action and protect their business.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsFacing the rising threat of wildfire and extreme drought, Flagstaff, Ariz., unveiled an ambitious effort two years ago to cut the heat-trapping emissions that drive climate change. A critical part of Flagstaff's climate plan proposed that all new construction get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and...

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