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Hardening U.S. utility systems
Feb 23, 2021

Hardening U.S. utility systems

Some see the battle against climate change as a catalyst for national power grid and energy market upgrades. Plus, the Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to drop two cases on the legality of making some people work for their Medicaid. And, despite a housing boom in 2020, millennials still don't own at the rate of previous generations at a similar age.

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Millennials continue to lag behind in home ownership rates

Feb 23, 2021
Student loan debt, high housing prices and career setbacks from the Great Recession hurt millennials' ability to build wealth.
Millennials are held back from homeownership from economic setbacks like student loan debt and the Great Recession. Above, a house under contract in Washington, D.C., in November.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The political and economic costs of reducing carbon emissions

Feb 23, 2021
How President Joe Biden might pursue climate legislation — and the challenges he'll face.
Experts say the U.S. needs significant investment in energy infrastructure to avert further climate change and avoid power grid failures like the one seen in Texas last week.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer