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Wildfires are causing billions in damage every year and yet many homebuyers have little idea whether their house is at risk. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A decline in flying bugs sounds good for humans, but it's bad for the environment

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In Alaska, warmer days can bring catastrophic flooding as frozen rivers break up

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Veronica Stovall, left, helped her father, Joseph L. Davis, apply for a federally-funded energy-efficiency program in 2021. It turned up significant repair needs. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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Solar and wind power projects have been booming in California, like the Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in the Tehachapi Mountains, but that doesn't mean fossil fuels are fading away quickly. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag hide caption

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California just ran on 100% renewable energy, but fossil fuels aren't fading away yet

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Incandescent lightbulbs are on the way out. So which new lightbulb should you choose?

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Adam Farkes and Leo Azevedo of BNRG at a solar energy project in Augusta, Maine. A bigger project planned on the far side of the fence is on hold because of a federal trade investigation. Fred Bever/Maine Public hide caption

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Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

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Electric cars have been slow to catch on in Wyoming. Some hope that will change

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