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Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly (R) had choice worlds for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on power plant emissions Monday, moving beyond the usual “war on coal” language and likening the proposed regulations to an act of terrorism.

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Climate change isn’t always just catastrophic. It can also be a nuisance.

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this week found that nuisance flooding, or minor flooding, has increased on all three U.S. coasts between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s. Continue →

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Fifty-four adult and hundreds of young fish have died in California’s Salmon River, due to low water flows and warmer-than-usual temperatures.

A population assessment for Chinook salmon and Steelhead in the river found 300 to 600 juvenile fish — mainly Chinook — have died, prompting concerns over further Continue →

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An ALEC protester in Cincinnati in 2011.

After maintaining a low profile for decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) received widespread exposure in recent years for backing Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, a substantial part of the national discussion following the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. ALEC eventually distanced itself from the Continue →

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A farmer walks past his dried-up wheat cropland at Liuhe village in Tongzhou district in Beijing, China on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009.

A farmer walks past his dried-up wheat cropland at Liuhe village in Tongzhou district in Beijing, China on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009.

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Right now, in China’s Henan and Inner Mongolia regions, more than 300,000 people are without drinking water. Approximately 1 million hectares of Continue →

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Eleven people have died and more than a thousand taken by ambulance to hospitals during a major heatwave in Japan this weekend.

Almost 1,900 people were hospitalized in Japan on Saturday, the county’s hottest day so far this year. Fifteen of those people remained seriously ill Continue →

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Researchers at MIT say their new material can convert a whopping 85 percent of solar energy into steam.

Researchers at MIT say their new material can convert a whopping 85 percent of solar energy into steam.

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled a new material this week that provides a highly efficient way to convert sunlight into steam and holds major potential for Continue →

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Senior elephant handler Steve Koyle sprays down "Indu", an Asian elephant at the Phoenix Zoo, Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Phoenix. With Phoenix-area daytime highs hovering around 110, zoo officials use a variety of frozen snacks and spring to keep the animals cool.

Senior elephant handler Steve Koyle sprays down “Indu”, an Asian elephant at the Phoenix Zoo, Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Phoenix. With Phoenix-area daytime highs hovering around 110, zoo officials use a variety of frozen snacks and spring to keep the animals cool.

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“Smaller is baller,” “Min it to win it,” “Think shrink.”

Those are the puns Google is using to promote its new competition: $1 million to whomever can invent a working power inverter for solar and other forms of renewable energy that’s roughly as small as a laptop. The Continue →

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A worker monitors a hydraulic fracturing site outside Rifle, Colorado.

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A Colorado town’s voter-approved ban on fracking in residential areas was shot down on Thursday, after a judge sided with an industry lawsuit claiming only the state government has that kind of authority over oil Continue →

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This week in climate science denial mockery:

“I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change. But I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there Continue →

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A 474-mile natural gas pipeline could run from Alabama through Georgia and into Florida as early as 2017, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott owned stock in the company that’s set to build it.

BrowardBulldog.org revealed this week that a review of Scott’s financial records show Continue →

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