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Canada Exits Kyoto Climate Agreement

Canada is withdrawing from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol agreement on climate change, with Environment Minister Peter Kent arguing that the framework doesn't represent the way forward for Canada or the world.
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US Military Keeps Wary Eye On Asia's Space Race

In Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks, Naval Postgraduate School professor James Clay Moltz discusses the potential militarization of fast-growing space programs in China, India, and Japan--and why US military officials are keeping watch.
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EPA Connects 'Fracking' To Water Contamination

For the first time, a government study has tied contamination in drinking water to an advanced drilling technique commonly known as "fracking." EPA scientists found high levels of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing in the ground water of a small Wyoming town.
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D.C. Affordable Housing Complex Gets Solar Panels

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A D.C. affordable housing complex just got a little greener with the announcement that it will be powered in part by solar energy.

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Can 'Carbon Ranching' Offset Emissions In Calif.?

Climate experts are thinking about growing dense fields of weeds to help soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This would require flooding dense, carbon-rich wetland soils of the San Joaquin Valley, and farmers hope money they make from capturing greenhouse gases would make up for the lost acreage.
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Mine Settlement Is In, But Closure Is Tougher

The Justice Department announced a $210 million settlement Tuesday with the owner of the Upper Big Branch coal mine, where 29 miners died in an explosion last year. The federal mine safety agency, meanwhile, issued a final report on the blast. But families of the miners are still trying to make sense of the disaster.

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