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Climate & Energy

Even Republican voters support Obama’s new climate rule

A new poll finds that 63 percent of Republicans think the federal government should limit CO2 emissions from existing power plants.

Climate & Energy

Did China just outdo Obama on climate action?

China might be moving toward a cap on carbon emissions -- "potentially the most important turning point in the global scene on climate change for a decade," one expert says.

Climate & Energy

Cow causes oily spill; energy companies ruminate over whether to cow-proof facilities

A cow in North Dakota rubbed up against a tank valve, probably while scratching an itch, and triggered a spill of natural gas condensate.

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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.

Climate & Energy

Obama gears up for his big climate move

The president is about to launch the largest climate change initiative in U.S. history, and it's not because he's a tree-hugging hippie.

Climate & Energy

How the melting Arctic could spread invasive species far and wide

Global warming has opened up the Northwest Passage to shipping, which could mean that invasive species have an easier time hopping from port to port.

Don't ask me

Republicans confirm they don’t know squat about science

GOP politicians are using a new tactic as they fight climate action: playing dumb.

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Chevron and BP are pulling out of wind and solar

Beyond Petroleum? Not anymore. These two oil giants plan to stay oil giants, with emphasis on the oil.

Climate & Energy

Ohio rolls back green energy standards — cue widespread hair-tearing

The state now has the dubious distinction of being the first in the nation to undo a renewable energy mandate.