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NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

Named Sustainability Base, a NASA facility in California is a model for energy-efficient federal buildings. It's powered by a fuel cell like those used on spacecraft and recycles water for flushing.
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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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10 Things To Know About The U.N. Climate Talks In Paris

Here's a bit about what you should know going into the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference beginning Nov. 30.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.

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Pepco-Exelon Again Under The Microscope In D.C.

The proposed merger between Pepco and energy giant Exelon will again make their case in front of the D.C. Public Service Commission, but this time there may be support.

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Some 150 World Leaders Gather In Paris For U.N. Climate Conference

The conference is being billed as a last-chance summit to save the planet. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions in an effort to curb climate change.
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Confidence In Oil Hub Security Shaken By Oklahoma Earthquakes

Oklahoma's earthquake boom is now a national security threat. No damage has been reported, but operators at the hub are on high alert for a disruption that would ripple through the U.S. energy market.
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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

The 1997 Kyoto treaty set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that many nations didn't meet. This time, stakes are higher and all countries will be asked to set and meet their own limits.
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India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?
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Plunging Oil Prices Force Producers To Lay Off Skilled Workers

Gasoline prices have been plunging this fall, which is great for consumers. But it has been very hard on oil producers, who have been laying off legions of skilled workers. To hang on to their key employees, some companies are offering unpaid sabbaticals or trimming pay across the board to reduce labor costs without layoffs. But for many employers, times are so hard that they have no choice but to keep cutting employee ranks.

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