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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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The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Keystone Report Disappointing Foes

Written with Mark Drajem and Jonathan Allen The State Department is preparing a report that will probably disappoint environmentalists and opponents of the Keystone pipeline, according to people who have been briefed on the draft of the document. While the...

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Gasland producer Josh Fox on June 11, 2013

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Gasland producer Josh Fox on June 11, 2013

EPA Needs Fracking Review: ‘Gasland’ Maker, Environmentalists

“Gasland” producer Josh Fox joined groups in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to re-open its probe of water contamination from gas drilling in Texas after scientists found methane in wells at combustible levels. “Evidence of contamination from fracking remains clear...

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Threaded drilling pipes are stacked at a hydraulic fracturing site in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.

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Threaded drilling pipes are stacked at a hydraulic fracturing site in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.

Obama Sees ‘Net Plus’ in Natural Gas — Yet Concerns About Fracking

There may be a record-breaking cold snap in Washington, but President Barack Obama is raising the heat in his battle against climate change. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Obama said one way to reduce global greenhouse gas...

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Keystone’s Inconvenient Truths: Alberta Meets Al Gore at Davos

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she’ll try to dispel some “myths” about the oil sands during a panel discussion at Davos with Vice President Al Gore, who once called the Keystone XL pipeline the Canadian province is seeking “an atrocity.”...

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