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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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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

Rubio’s Rising Tea Party Tide

Written with Jonathan Salant — updated at 2 pm, May 13 A political career is all about choices. With the stances one takes, the votes one casts, the more that accrues in the public record, the less any political player...

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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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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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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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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Climate Change Real Issue for Republican Mayor if Not House

On the day the Republican-led Congress held a hearing to cast doubt on the connections between freak storms and climate change, a Republican mayor from Indiana sat down for lunch in Washington and offered a quite different assessment. “Everybody sees...

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Icebergs in Narsaq, Greenland.

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Icebergs in Narsaq, Greenland.

Global Warming: The Partisan Divide

There is at least one reason Republicans on Capitol Hill have been resistent to government regulations aimed at combating climate change: They don’t think mankind is responsible for it. There’s no question, most Americans tell the Pew Research Center, that...

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