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How to Decarbonize Your Home With the Inflation Reduction Act
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How to Decarbonize Your Home With the Inflation Reduction Act

A practical guide to using the climate law to get cheaper solar panels, heat pumps, and more.

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A Car Buyer’s Guide to the 2024 EV Tax Credit

The new rules are complicated. Here’s how to make sense of them if you’re shopping for an electric vehicle.

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Why the SEC’s New Climate Rules Matter

The long-delayed risk disclosure regulation is almost here.

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Is Nuclear Energy Having a Renaissance?

Here’s what you need to know about the nuclear power comeback — including what’s going on, what’s new this time, and is it safe?

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What Is Winter Anymore?

All your questions about our weirdest season, answered.

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Heatmap’s Most-Read Stories of 2023

Heatmap’s Most-Read Stories of 2023

From the Inflation Reduction Act to our summer inferno to an anti-car paradise and everything in between.

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Where Should I Donate on Giving Tuesday?

Want to use your gifts to help the climate? Here’s where seven climate advocates are donating.

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Fighting for clean air and water. Accelerating the green energy transition. Centering economic and racial justice. Engaging future generations of climate innovators.

Nonprofits across the U.S. and around the world are tackling the problem of climate change in zillions of different ways. In recognition of the scope of their work, we at Heatmap are starting a new tradition for Giving Tuesday — asking some of the most prominent voices in the climate space where they would donate this year.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Surviving a Hurricane

Here are steps you can take to prepare and common misconceptions to keep in mind.

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Hurricane Idalia is the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2023 season to make landfall in the continental United States, but it will by no means be the last. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has predicted an “above normal” hurricane season for the year, driven in part by record-high sea surface temperatures.

Hurricanes bring many variables with them, and their effects don’t end when the wind and rain stops. I spoke with Joel Cline, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, about steps you can take to prepare and common misconceptions to keep in mind. Here are the dos and don’ts of hurricane season:

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