Long-term market forces will keep miners from getting their jobs back. But Trump could slow the decline of coal—and the rise of renewables.
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Cars with small on-board generators, advanced batteries or tanks of hydrogen will one day be as plentiful as gasoline vehicles are today.
Thanks to human activities—deforestation, climate change, and overharvesting, whether legal or not—species are disappearing so fast it’s often said the world is entering a sixth mass extinction.
From the ability of sharks to sniff out food, to how well clownfish see and hear, to whether snails can escape being eaten by sea stars, acidification poses grave risks to ocean life beyond shellfish and coral.
No country exemplifies more acutely the knot of challenges our planet faces.
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Can It Adapt to Rising Seas?
India’s energy future could tip the scales of global climate change, but the extreme weather is already here.