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Blazing Hot First Half of 2016 Sends Climate Records Tumbling

Blazing Hot First Half of 2016 Sends Climate Records Tumbling
Scientists from NASA and NOAA say the first six months of the year have been the hottest ever. It comes as no surprise in sizzling Alaska.
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How a Major Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air

How a Major Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
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Families to Obama: 'It's Not Too Late to Provide Leadership on Fracking'

Families to Obama: 'It's Not Too Late to Provide Leadership on Fracking'
More than 100 families personally affected by the fracking industry have written to President Barack Obama demanding that he meet with them—as he often does with fossil fuel executives—ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month.
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DNC Platform Calls for Justice Dept. to Investigate Fossil Fuel Companies

DNC Platform Calls for Justice Dept. to Investigate Fossil Fuel Companies
Platform's authors request federal climate probe into 'allegations of corporate fraud,' while brushing off calls for carbon tax and other strong climate policies.
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California Last Nuclear Power Plant to Be Replaced With 100% Renewable Energy

California Last Nuclear Power Plant to Be Replaced With 100% Renewable Energy
An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Friends of the Earth and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy.
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First Mammal Goes Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change

First Mammal Goes Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change
The Bramble Cay melomys—a rodent found only on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—has been declared extinct, according to a new study from researchers at the Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the University of Queensland.
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Renewable Energy Jobs Keep Growing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Keep Shrinking

Renewable Energy Jobs Keep Growing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Keep Shrinking
More than 8.1 million people are now employed by the renewable energy industry worldwide, an increase of five percent over last year, according the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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Climate Denier Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out

Climate Denier Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out
Donald Trump doesn't think climate change is real... unless it's threatening one of his gold courses in Ireland.
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In 'Profound Loss for Maine's Citizens,' Court OKs Sale of Town's Water to Nestle

In 'Profound Loss for Maine's Citizens,' Court OKs Sale of Town's Water to Nestle
Decision "paves the way for a private corporation to profit from a vital public resource for decades to come."
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Why is Coal Suddenly Becoming a Major Talking Point in the Presidential Election?

Why is Coal Suddenly Becoming a Major Talking Point in the Presidential Election?
It simply wouldn’t be an election year in the United States without the fictitious “war on coal” talking point rearing its ugly head. But something is different this year. In years past, the “war on coal” was admittedly fake, but today we really do have presidential candidates who have expressed interest in making the industry a thing of the past, and those quotes are being used as a catalyst to rally voters in coal-dependent states like West Virginia and Kentucky.
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