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Conservatives claim Senate, but climate denial could cost GOP White House in 2016

The political dynamics of Congress may have shifted, but that doesn’t change the realities that Americans will face if climate change is not addressed. Both the National Climate Assessment and the just-released IPCC report conclusiv...

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Superstorm Sandy anniversary serves as a reminder to act on climate

Two years have now passed since Superstorm Sandy crashed into the northeast of the United States, showing Americans the consequences of a world where climate change is left unaddressed. Sandy remains one of the most expensive extrem...

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With midterm elections looming, the climate issue is booming

Climate and energy issues now rank in the top three issues mentioned in electoral ads as the midterm elections near in the US. After nearly half a million people gathered last month in New York City for the People’s Climate March, p...

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US military leaders identify climate change as immediate security threat

Top military leaders in the US agree with a recent Department of Defense finding that identifies climate change as an “immediate risk to national security.” On Monday, the department released a roadmap laying out how the American mi...

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East Coast cities will be inundated by tidal flooding before midcentury

Flooding at high tide is already affecting coastal American cities, and the trend is expected to noticeably worsen due to continued sea level rise, according to a new Union of Concerned Scientists study. The paper, released just a d...

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US and India agree to joint action on climate change

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi agreed to new steps to fight climate change on Tuesday. The two leaders met in Washington exactly one week after 122 heads of state gathered in New York City for the UN Climate Summit, ...

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White House and industry partner to cut greenhouse gases ahead of UN Summit

The White House announced Tuesday that it would be taking new steps to reduce the emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases that are up to 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide. In order to reduce emissions of ...

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Oregon rejects export terminal, dealing another blow to dirty American coal

Oregon’s Department of State Lands rejected a vital permit for construction of a coal export terminal Tuesday that would have paved the way for American coal to be shipped to Asian markets. It marks the first time a Pacific Northwes...

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