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Scientists See U.N. Climate Accord As A Good Start, But Just A Start

Many analyzing the deal hammered out in Paris say it's way better than no plan at all. But proof, they warn, will be in the execution of efforts to cap global temperature rise at 2 degrees C or less.
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U.S. Envoy Calls Deal An 'Important Start' In Fight Against Climate Change

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Todd Stern, the Obama administration's climate envoy, who negotiated the climate deal in Paris. He calls it a "very important start" in the fight against climate change.
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Economic, Environmental Concerns Threaten Future Of Oil Sands

Alberta, Canada, has the third largest oil reserves in the world, but the potentially lucrative oil sands business faces serious economic challenges.
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Negotiators In Paris Agree To A Landmark Climate Accord

Negotiators reach an agreement on combating climate change. What's in the deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and what it means for governments, industry and the environment.

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Shell Plans To Cut 2,800 Jobs After It Takes Over BG Group

Oil and natural gas prices are still low so companies are looking to save money. The 2,800 represent about 3 percent of the combined workforce.
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Environment Back In Spotlight For Hearings On Pepco-Exelon Merger Monday

Much of the debate on a proposed merger between power companies Pepco and Exelon has focused on what a deal might mean for the bottom line, but on Monday the agenda will be the potential impact on the environment.

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Between Cheap Gas And Carbon Caps, Oil Sands Face Uncertain Fate

Canada's potentially lucrative oil sands business faces serious economic challenges. It has some concerned about its future as environmental critics look for ways to keep the oil in the ground.
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Paris Climate Negotiators Continue Into Overtime

The U.N. climate conference in Paris was supposed to end Friday, but negotiators have extended it for at least another day. NPR has the latest from Paris.
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Wind And Sun Come To The Rescue In Power-Short South Africa

Is renewable energy expensive or cheap? This is a question being debated in Paris this week. Though there's no simple answer, in South Africa the verdict is in — and it's a surprising one.
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Environmentalists Sound Alarm On Proposed Drilling Near Florida Everglades

The National Park Service is weighing a Texas company's proposal to do seismic oil testing in the Big Cypress National Preserve, but some worry it will open the door for fracking in the Everglades.

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