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View of the New York state Capitol after an overnight snowfall, in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Schools close as U.S. East braces for ‘long, difficult storm’

- Associated Press

A final wallop of a seemingly endless winter storm that impacted most of the country over the long holiday weekend is bearing down on the East, dumping heavy snow, shuttering schools and stymieing travel in the region Monday.

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Nobel Physics Laureate Didier Queloz speaks during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jonas Ekstromer /TT News Agency via AP)

Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

- Associated Press

An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets.

Annie Dee holds a turnip she uses as a cover crop at the Dee River Ranch in Aliceville, Ala. on Nov. 25, 2019.  Dee, who runs the Dee River Ranch in Pickens County, is one of a growing number of farmers who are signed up to get paid to sequester carbon in the soil using what are being called regenerative farm techniques.(Dennis Pillion/Press-Register via AP)

Alabama farmer looks to cash in on carbon storage

- Associated Press

Deep in west Alabama, in a part of the state where most economic activity grows up from the ground, one woman is hoping to get paid for what she's putting back into the soil.