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A worker carries used drink bottles and cans for recycling at a collection point in Brooklyn, New York. Three decades of recycling have so far failed to reduce what we throw away, especially plastics.
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Black or brown hydrogen is extracted from coal. Gray hydrogen is made by heating natural gas. Both create carbon dioxide. Blue hydrogen captures about 90% of that carbon dioxide and stores it, usually underground. Green hydrogen uses renewable energy to split hydrogen out of water using electricity. Pink hydrogen does the same but relies on nuclear power.
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Charlton Heston (left), then president of the NRA, meets with fellow leaders Wayne LaPierre (far right) and Jim Baker (center) on April 30, 1999, ahead of the NRA's annual meeting in Denver. Around the same time, leaders discussed how to respond to the shooting at Columbine High School in nearby Littleton, Colo. More than 20 years later, NPR has obtained secret recordings of those conversations.
A cyclist pauses outside the site of the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. With the Tops store closed for the foreseeable future, the community around it has been left without easy access to healthy and affordable food.
American businessman Todd Boehly, center, applauds as he attends the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, May 22, 2022.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton waves after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Hilton Anatole in July 2021 in Dallas, Texas. Tuesday, Paxton won the GOP primary for attorney general Tuesday.
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An unsold 2019 Accent sedan sits at a Hyundai dealership in Littleton, Colo. on May 19, 2019. Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars because the seat belts can explode and injure vehicle occupants.
Workers remove the final New York City pay phone near Seventh Avenue and 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. Despite the fanfare, there are still some pay phones standing in the city.
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