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3 Lessons to Winning the War on Global Warming

3 Lessons to Winning the War on Global Warming
A World Meteorological Organization report has led scientists to fear that the Earth is losing its capacity to absorb heat-trapping gases, the Washington Post reported.
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Outrage in Maryland as Feds Approve Controversial Natural Gas Facility

Outrage in Maryland as Feds Approve Controversial Natural Gas Facility
Opponents are weighing a motion for rehearing after feds approve massive $3.8 billion source of pollution without a full Environmental Impact Statement.
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BS by the Pound: UK Prime Minister's Top Donors Also Financing Climate Denial

BS by the Pound: UK Prime Minister's Top Donors Also Financing Climate Denial
UK Prime Minister David Cameron faces a major party rebellion over climate change, with Conservative funders giving money to climate denialists and calling for a party rethink on its policy of cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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Evidence Mounts of Hidden Fracking Hazards

Evidence Mounts of Hidden Fracking Hazards
A major report released Thursday exposes a hidden hazard of fracking: the mining of the special sand—known as 'frac sand,' for short—that is essential to the practice.
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5 Ways ALEC Enables Climate Deniers

5 Ways ALEC Enables Climate Deniers
It’s been a big week for secretive lobbying group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), although not the kind of big week they’d probably prefer.
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Study: Natural Gas a Bridge to Nowhere

Study: Natural Gas a Bridge to Nowhere
A study published on Thursday in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that switching from coal to natural gas would not significantly lower the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change.
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China Moves on Cap-and-Trade, US Stuck with Science-Incredulous GOP

China Moves on Cap-and-Trade, US Stuck with Science-Incredulous GOP
China is moving to institute a cap-and-trade system that would begin to limit the powerhouse's coal emissions. The US is stuck with a GOP that doesn't even believe in climate change, and whose president must go it alone as best he can.
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Sorry, Kids, You Might Never See These 10 American Species

Sorry, Kids, You Might Never See These 10 American Species
They are vanishing before our very eyes. Polar bears, monarch butterflies and the North Pacific right whale are among the list of 10 American species a conservation coalition warns that our children may never see.
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Canada-Australia 'Axis of Carbon' an Obstacle to Climate Pact

Canada-Australia 'Axis of Carbon' an Obstacle to Climate Pact
The flags of all its member states flutter outside the United Nations as world leaders gather for a summit meeting on September 23 to help shape a global treaty confronting the climate crisis. But not all of those nations have caught the same wind.
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Proximity To Fracking Wells Increases Incidence Of Health Problems

Proximity To Fracking Wells Increases Incidence Of Health Problems
A new study has found that people living in close proximity to a fracked natural gas well are twice as likely to suffer upper-respiratory or skin problems.
The study,
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