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McAuliffe Close To 'Flunking Out' On Environmental Issues, Groups Say

A coalition of four environmental said that after two years in office, the Virginia governor's environmental record deserves a "D+" grade.

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Venezuela Cuts Public Employees' Workweek To 2 Days To Save Energy

President Nicolas Maduro says public sector workers will work only on Mondays and Tuesdays. Venezuela is grappling with drought that has shrunk water levels at the country's main hydroelectric dam.
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Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across The Pacific

Solar Impulse 2 flew for three days from Hawaii to Calif., after a nine month delay for repairs. The team is aiming to complete a round-the-world journey using only the sun's power.
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Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Takes Flight After 9-Month Delay

Solar Impulse 2 is attempting to circumnavigate the world using only the sun's power. It has been grounded in Hawaii for maintenance and is now on a three day journey heading to California.
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Can The U.S. And China Keep Their Climate Pledges?

The two nations topping the world in greenhouse gas emissions agreed at the Paris talks to cut way back. But critics have stalled a key part of the U.S. plan, and China's good start may be fragile.
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San Francisco Requires New Buildings To Install Solar Panels

San Francisco already required buildings to be "solar ready," and starting in 2017, actual panels will be mandated. It's the first major U.S. city to take such a step, according to the bill's sponsor.
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A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The scale is expected to drive down the cost of electric cars and batteries that homeowners can use to store surplus solar power.
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After 9-Month Delay, Record-Breaking Solar Plane Prepares For Liftoff

The Solar Impulse 2 is preparing to resume its flight around the world. It's aiming to be the first plane to make the journey powered only by the sun.
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What Peabody's Bankruptcy Means To St. Louis

Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the United States, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company is the second major coal company based in St. Louis to file for Chapter 11 protection.
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U.S. Coal Giant Peabody Energy Files For Bankruptcy

As the coal industry struggles with falling prices, weak Chinese demand, regulatory changes and competition from fracking, St. Louis-based Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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