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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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Environmental Outlook: The Earth's Melting Ice Sheets

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The earth's great ice sheets are shrinking at an accelerating rate. But just how quickly is still unclear. Please join us to discuss the latest on the earth’s melting ice sheets and what it means for the world’s oceans.

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In Final Plea, D.C. Council Members Ask Regulators To Reject Pepco-Exelon Deal

In a strongly worded letter to the Public Service Commission, four D.C. council members argue that even though the deal might have short-term benefits, it could be detrimental for the city down the road.
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The Sticking Point: U.N. Climate Delegates To Debate Financial Measures

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rachel Kyte, special envoy for climate change for the World Bank, who explains the push-pull between rich and poor countries over financing measures to stop climate change.
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Secretary Moniz Emphasizes 'Innovation Agenda' To Stop Climate Change

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the U.N. climate summit in Paris.
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Small, Surprising Dip In World's Carbon Emissions Traced To China

Climate scientists say global emissions of carbon dioxide seem to have dipped a bit in 2015, though the world economy is still growing. China's reduced use of coal may be the main reason.

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