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In this Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Madison Gardner, 4, left, and her brother Mason, 3, play on flooded Wohler Road near a vineyard in Forestville, Calif. Recent storms have eased California's decade-long drought somewhat, but state officials are worried that the rain will give people an excuse to abandon their already paltry conservation efforts.

In this Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Madison Gardner, 4, left, and her brother Mason, 3, play on flooded Wohler Road near a vineyard in Forestville, Calif. Recent Continue →

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Cuban Oil May Prove A Boon For U.S. Companies

by Ari Phillips on December 21, 2014

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With diplomatic relations warming between the U.S. and Cuba, oil and gas companies may train their sights on what’s off Cuba’s coast — large oil reserves. Right Continue →

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EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A Hazardous Waste

by Emily Atkin on December 19, 2014

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan River.

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan Continue →

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The Sierra Club has had its share of environmental successes over the years. It prevented the damming of the Grand Canyon in the 1960s. Continue →

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Last week, Congress finally decided to discuss the continued threats posed by lax chemical safety and security regulations. The Chair of the Environmental Public Works (EPW) committee, Senator Barbara Boxer Continue →

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Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River.

Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River.

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The EPA has confirmed that on Friday, it will release its first-ever regulations on the Continue →

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Enbridge, Inc. an energy delivery company based in Alberta, Canada, experienced an oil spill from one of its pipelines on Wednesday.

Enbridge, Inc. an energy delivery company based in Alberta, Canada, experienced an oil spill from one of its pipelines on Wednesday.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (left) toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping upon announcing the climate deal.

Getting meaningful action to address climate change out of the United States’ political system has been a bit like pulling teeth. Denial that human activity is driving global warming Continue →

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Birds Are Avoiding Offshore Wind Farms, Study Finds

by Ari Phillips on December 18, 2014

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A new report by a leading bird research institute in the U.K. found that over 99 percent of seabirds were likely to alter their flight Continue →

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The team of Coconuts TV went to south Sumatra in Indonesia to document the impact of the burning of peatlands and forests to make way for the expanding palm oil Continue →

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Gary Southern, president of Freedom Industries, takes a sip of water at a press conference on the chemical spill.

Gary Southern, president of Freedom Industries, takes a sip of water at a press conference on the chemical spill.

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The U.S. Attorney General’s office has filed Continue →

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Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference as he stands with state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and construction workers Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Medina, Wash.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference as he stands with state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and construction workers Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Medina, Wash.

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Protected: Selling Recycling: Making Waste Diversion Sexy

by Christina Dawn Morgan on December 17, 2014

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On Wednesday, the Washington D.C. City Council will vote to amend its nearly 10-year-old Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard to exclude so-called “black liquor,” an industrial Continue →

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Lower Manhattan in New York City, during a power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Lower Manhattan in New York City, during a power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Major cities like New York and Philadelphia could see a big uptick in Continue →

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Greenpeace activists stand next  to massive letters delivering the message "Time for Change: The Future is Renewable" next to the hummingbird geoglyph in Nazca in Peru, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. The Nazca peoples' ancient geoglyphs are one of the country's cultural landmarks.

Greenpeace activists stand next to massive letters delivering the message “Time for Change: The Future is Renewable” next to the hummingbird geoglyph in Nazca in Peru, Monday, Continue →

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Have the Japanese Become ‘Numb’ to Earthquakes?

by Nevin Thompson on December 16, 2014

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A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rattled Japan's Nagano Prefecture in November 2014. Forty-one people were injured and 54 buildings collapsed, making Continue →

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New commitments by Europe, China, and the United States to cut their greenhouse gas emissions still aren’t to sufficient to head off dangerous levels of climate change, Continue →

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The Amazon. Photo credit: Mariusz Kluzniak (Flickr)

The Amazon. Photo credit: Mariusz Kluzniak (Flickr)

This article was written by Hoda Baraka for 350.org, an organization building a global climate movement, and is republished on Global Voices as part of a Continue →

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Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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Plenty of Texas’ politicians may be ignoring climate change, but individual cities and municipalities in the state are still making moves toward renewable energy. The Continue →

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Human rights activists protest in front of the White House in Washington, on Monday Jan. 11, 2010.

Human rights activists protest in front of the White House in Washington, on Monday Jan. 11, 2010.

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The American Energy Alliance is testing out a Continue →

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