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Obama takes his boldest step ever to fight climate change

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World cautiously relieved by Obama’s climate announcement

Leaders around the globe are glad to see the U.S. finally taking global warming seriously. This could lay the groundwork for a new international climate deal next year.


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Ask Umbra: How do I convince my boss to start an office recycling program?

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Obama’s proposed power plant rules fall slightly short of environmentalists’ hopes

The EPA proposal is a major step in the right direction, but climate hawks will be pushing over the next year to make the final rules stricter.

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