The NLMK mill in Portage, Indiana, which uses a furnace powered by electricity and produces steel from recycled scrap.

The new U.S. climate plan is historic and will pump billions of dollars into advancing the transition away from fossil fuels. But a more far-reaching, innovative approach is needed to push forward the radically new technologies that will be required to decarbonize the economy.

By Charles F. Sabel and David G. Victor

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Global ‘Stilling’: Is Climate Change Slowing Down the Wind?

As carbon dioxide levels rise and the Earth’s poles warm, researchers are predicting a decline in the planet’s wind speeds. This ‘stilling’ could impact wind energy production and plant growth and might even affect the Gulf Stream, which drives much of the world’s climate.

By Jim Robbins

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Low water levels on the Danube River in Belgrade, Serbia on August 15, 2022.

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Could the Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Be the New Normal?

From the Danube to the Loire, Europe’s prime rivers — lifelines for the continent’s economy — are running low after a brutal five-month drought. After years of dry weather, scientists are warning that low-water conditions could become the norm in Europe as the climate changes.

By Paul Hockenos

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