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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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Icebergs in Narsaq, Greenland, on July 30, 2013.

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Icebergs in Narsaq, Greenland, on July 30, 2013.

‘Politics of Power:’ Changing the Course of Climate Change

`Climate change is happening,” Chris Hayes says, opening with scenes of climactic extremes, drought and flood. “2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States.”And then there was super-storm Sandy. “Climate change, extreme weather, call it what you...

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

Hottest Republicans: ‘Anti-Climate?’

Your tax dollars at work: Republicans whose House districts had the greatest number of record-setting daily high temperatures last year cast the most “anti-climate” votes. So says a minority staff report of the Committee on Energy and Commerce prepared for...

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Randy Kern, left, and John Rice dress as Star Wars characters for their own annual snapshot tradition near an unofficial thermometer at Furnace Creek Visitors Center reading of 131 degrees, believed by officials to be about three degree on the high side, as a heat wave spreads across the American West on June 30, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California.

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Randy Kern, left, and John Rice dress as Star Wars characters for their own annual snapshot tradition near an unofficial thermometer at Furnace Creek Visitors Center reading of 131 degrees, believed by officials to be about three degree on the high side, as a heat wave spreads across the American West on June 30, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California.

Flat-Earther Protest: Climate Change More Credible than Round Earth

The members of the Flat Earth Society have a message for President Barack Obama: We’re not a punchline. In a climate-change speech last week filled with poetic imagery of astronauts’ view of Earth and pledges to protect generations to come,...

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