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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — On a typically grey and fogged in morning in the Bay Area, a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and assorted wonks from the world over Continue →

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

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A leading Republican in the U.S. Senate is calling out his colleagues on the Continue →

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Right now, solar power only comprises 0.23 percent of America’s electricity generation. But that percentage has the potential to skyrocket to 10 percent in the next 30 years, Continue →
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International talks to deal with a particularly potent greenhouse gas took a cautious step forward on Wednesday, as India and a host of other countries agreed to “informal Continue →
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Screenshot of trailer for "Interstellar" showing a typical dust storm on post-apocalypic Earth.

Spoiler Alert: This post reveals key plot points of Interstellar, to the extent the movie can be said to have a plot. Or a point. Also if you are Continue →

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On Wednesday afternoon, an offshore oil rig owned by Houston-based Fieldwood Energy experienced an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, killing one contracted worker. The rig Continue →

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AT&T has agreed to pay nearly $52 million for illegally dumping hazardous electronic waste, in a settlement that represents the first legal action taken in California against Continue →

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Protesters on Burnaby Mountain.

Protesters on Burnaby Mountain.

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Canadian police arrested anti-pipeline protesters in Canada Thursday, in an attempt to break up the blockade protesters have been maintaining Continue →

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JoAnn Thomas stands outside her home in Dukeville, North Carolina.

DUKEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — It was fall of 2012, and only a short metal fence separated Sherry Gobble from a tree full of bright, orange persimmons. It was the Continue →

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Butchers ready to sacrifice water buffaloes at the Gadhimai festival in Nepal (C) Diwakar Bhandari

Butchers ready to sacrifice water buffaloes at the Gadhimai festival in Nepal (C) Diwakar Bhandari, used with permission.

Nepal is set to host one of the world's largest religious slaughter Continue →

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Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, one of the sponsors of the "Secret Science" bill.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, one of the sponsors of the “Secret Science” bill.

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The House of Representatives voted 237-190 on Wednesday afternoon to pass Continue →

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), center.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), center.

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In a sense, the problem of climate change is incredibly simple: certain people are dumping carbon into Continue →

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Coal Ash Spill

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Coal ash could be contaminating drinking water in southeastern Wisconsin, according to a new report.

The report, published by environmental group Clean Wisconsin, looked Continue →

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With politically-charged pipeline maneuvering and international climate jockeying taking up most of the attention this week, three major wind power purchases show how clean energy is Continue →

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Recycling bins. Photo by Flickr user Márcio Cabral de Moura. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

This article by Antonia Bruno was produced by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Other Worlds and Continue →

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A member of the Center for Biological Diversity in polar bear costume protests the Keystone XL pipeline during a visit by President Barack Obama for a two-day visit to Los Angeles for two political fundraisers Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

A member of the Center for Biological Diversity in polar bear costume protests the Keystone XL pipeline during a visit by President Barack Obama for a two-day visit Continue →

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), sponsor of the Science Advisory Board Reform Act, speaks on the House floor on Tuesday.

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While their Senate colleagues were engaged in a Continue →

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 In this May 12, 2009, file photo Jonathan Gruber, professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participates in a Capitol Hill hearing on the overhaul of the heath care system in Washington.

In this May 12, 2009, file photo Jonathan Gruber, professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participates in a Capitol Hill hearing on the overhaul Continue →

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Water flowing from one of the discharge points in Floyd County, KY where Frasure Creek Mining was turning in false water monitoring reports.

Water flowing from one of the discharge points in Floyd County, KY where Frasure Creek Mining was turning in false water monitoring reports.

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A major Kentucky Continue →

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced Tuesday that retiring 8-term Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), a physicist, will become the CEO of “the Continue →

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With the debate still raging over Keystone XL, the company behind the pipeline is already hard at work promoting a PR strategy for its larger and entirely Continue →

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