Environment

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China breathes easier as terrible air quality improves

By Michael Cochrane
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China | After three decades of breakneck economic growth and little concern for the environmental consequences, China has become notorious for its air pollution…

Keystone kaput for now

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | President Obama’s unilateral rejection of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would have brought petroleum and jobs to the United States is another…

World leaders to gather in Paris for ‘final’ climate change conference

By Julie Borg
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Climate | At the entrance to a temporary city in a Paris suburb, two 26-foot-tall white steel trees sport green, plastic mini-wind turbines. The leaf-like power…

Blowing their tops

By Emily Belz
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Environment | As West Virginia’s coal industry declines and jobs evaporate, is detonating mountaintops good stewardship?

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fahrvergnügen? Volkswagen executives admitted today the emissions scandal first revealed Friday is much larger than previously thought. At least 11 million…

Dirty water may force Rio to move 2016 Olympic aquatic events

By Rob Holmes
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Olympics | Sewage contamination in Rio de Janeiro’s bay and urban waters may force the Brazilian city to give up hosting 2016 Olympic events planned at iconic beach…

Obama keeps his promises on carbon

By Cal Thomas
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Science | During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama said: “… if somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It’s just that it will…

Carbon emissions rendering carbon dating tests useless

By Dick Peterson
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Science | A build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from fossil fuel emissions will render dating by radiocarbon analysis unreliable in the next 30 years,

Midday Roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ gets serious about VP running for president

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Next level. A top adviser to late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has joined a group that wants Vice President Joe Biden to run for president. Josh…

Rio’s bacteria-laden water threatens Olympic swimmers, sailors

By Evan Wilt
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Olympics | An investigation into Rio de Janeiro waterways found high levels of viruses and bacteria that could endanger athletes and spectators at the 2016 Olympic…

California’s water fight makes a splash in Washington

By Abby Reese
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Agriculture | Scorched land, low river beds, and parched crops all testify to the lack of water available for farmers during California’s four-year drought. When their…

Cold pact

By James Bruce
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Religion | Mainline Protestants cheer pope’s stance on global warming

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