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Coal outside Price, Utah.

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Coal outside Price, Utah.

EPA Rule: Legal Backing for Climate Plan — or ‘Lipstick on a Pig’

Buried in the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions, which was published in the Federal Register today, is a second rule that may provide a crucial legal backstop to the plan. The EPA’s proposed rule to cut the...

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Emissions at the coal fired Morgantown Generating Station, on May 29, 2014 in Newburg, Maryland.

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Emissions at the coal fired Morgantown Generating Station, on May 29, 2014 in Newburg, Maryland.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 24.6%

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new pollution-cutting rule Monday with enough facts and figures to bury anyone beneath numerical rubble for weeks on end.  In the avalanche, the most relevant figure to remember may be 24.6 percent. The regulation,...

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

Greenhouse Gas Limit Supported: ABC/Post Poll

The White House probably can count on some public support for the regulations on power plant emissions it rolled out today — even if it costs consumers something in the process. That’s the word from an ABC News/Washington poll released...

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Destroyed houses and palm trees in Sulyan Village on the coastline of Eastern Samar, the Philippines, on Nov. 20, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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Destroyed houses and palm trees in Sulyan Village on the coastline of Eastern Samar, the Philippines, on Nov. 20, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Climate Change: Here and Now — What Next?

“The assessment is clear.” – President Barack Obama. “Not only is climate change a problem in the future,” the president said in an interview aired today by CBS News. “It’s already affecting Americans.” The climate report ordered by Congress and...

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a keynote panel on reducing greenhouse gases on pril 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a keynote panel on reducing greenhouse gases on pril 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

EPA’s McCarthy: Science Real

Updated April 29 at 12:50 pm EDT Since she was first nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy has worked hard to assuage Republican and industry critics of the agency’s scientific process, including promising data from decades-old studies...

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A coal-fired power station in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

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A coal-fired power station in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

McKibben: Holding Fossil Fuel Stock = Betting on Global Warming

Environmental activist Bill McKibben is asking people, institutions and governments to divest holdings of fossil fuel companies in a bid to avert the worst impacts of climate change. If companies and governments produce and burn all their reserves of coal...

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

Kashkari: Climate Change Not Causing California Drought

As California grapples with water-use restrictions, worsened smog and idled farmland following the driest year on record, Neel Kashkari says climate change isn’t to blame. While the former U.S. Treasury official running for the Republican nomination in California’s gubernatorial race...

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A housing development above the smog-filled valley of Salt Lake City in Utah.

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A housing development above the smog-filled valley of Salt Lake City in Utah.

Senate’s Climate Change All-Nighter: Look Who’s Skipping the Party

Bring out the cots! A group of Senate Democrats will stage an all-night session of the Senate tonight to discuss a matter the party has no plans to touch legislatively in this election year: Climate change. The group, led by...

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Cross country skis on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 13, 2014.

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Cross country skis on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 13, 2014.

Homeland Security: Guarding Against Threats of Climate Change

A top U.S. homeland security official testified this week that the nation must be better prepared to handle extreme weather events sparked by a warming planet. David Heyman, assistant secretary for the department’s Office of Policy, and other officials told...

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