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Climate & Energy

Japan builds coal plants, calls it a win for the climate

Japan has spent nearly $2 billion for coal plants -- and they're calling it all "climate finance."

Politics

Republicans tell states to break the law and ignore Obama’s climate rules

Mitch McConnell proposes a solution for any state that doesn't like Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions: Just ignore it.

Climate & Energy

The Guardian declares war on climate change

If the British newspaper's new angle on climate coverage sounds like straight-up activism, that's because it is.

Politics

Ted Cruz’s crazy climate theories, debunked

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz shared his climate change theories on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Scientists called them "a load of claptrap."

Politics

Obama orders the federal government to cut carbon emissions

Obama signed an executive order directing the federal government to reduce its carbon footprint by 40 percent below 2008 levels within a decade.

Politics

The 3 scariest words for the environment: President Scott Walker

From wind turbines to iron ore mines -- Walker is the absolute worst candidate for the environment.

Business & Technology

Solar power just had its best year ever

2014 was a banner year for solar in the U.S., with 30 percent more photovoltaic installations than in 2013.

Cities

New York’s new solar plan sets a high bar

The change in New York could become a model for other states. Regulators in Hawaii are already considering a similar policy.

Politics

One thing Netanyahu and Obama agree on: Climate change is a huge threat

They might have vastly different visions for how to deal with Iran, but Obama and Netanyahu agree on the necessity of climate action.