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In Russia’s ‘Death Valley,’ Putin’s Pledge to Become Carbon Neutral Rings Hollow – by Ann M. Simmons (Wall Street Journal – December 4, 2021) KISELYOVSK, Russia—In October, President Vladimir Putin pledged Russia would become carbon neutral by 2060, an ambitious promise for the world’s fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and an economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Few were as surprised at Mr. Putin’s announcement as the residents of Kiselyovsk, a town they call “Death Valley” because of …

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