For the first time in over 135 years, the United States got more energy from renewable sources like solar, wind, and water energy, than it did from coal. That's a big change, and it may be the beginning of the end for coal.
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Ukraine reports that fire fighters have put out forest fires near the location of the world's worst nuclear accident. The forest fires threatened to spread dangerous radiation through the air, though the accident happened over 30 years ago.
As countries around the world work to lower their pollution in order to take on the climate crisis, some unusual groups are joining the effort - the same companies that are causing the most pollution.
Protesters in Canada have been blocking rail lines for over a week in an attempt to stop the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The costs of the protests are growing, with no signs that the problem will be resolved soon.
A company called Heliogen has announced a new process that can reach extremely high temperatures using only the power of the sun. The process could help reduce the pollution that's causing the climate crisis.
The climate crisis is quite serious - scientists believe that humans have around 11 years to get global heating under control. Still, there is some good news that suggests that progress is being made.
An explosion at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico on Friday has killed at least 73 people and left over 70 injured. The pipeline exploded as people were trying to steal gas from the line.
The world's first hydrogen trains have begun running in Germany. The trains make almost no noise and they run without polluting. Instead, they give off steam.
For around six years, protesters have been living in tree houses, trying to protect what's left of Germany's Hambach Forest. Now, as police work to remove them, more protesters are arriving.
People around the world react in different ways to the global threat of climate change. Some people work to fix the problem, some protest for more action, and some act like there's no problem at all.