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PHOTOS: Protesters Around The World Target Fossil Fuel Industry

For two weeks, protesters have gathered — on kayaks, on train tracks, at mines and at refineries — to demonstrate against coal, oil and other energy sources that contribute to global warming.
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Competing Political Visions For America’s Coal Workers

Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.

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Army Corps Of Engineers Blocks Pacific Northwest Coal Terminal

In a blow to the coal industry, a new terminal in the Pacific Northwest was denied approval after opposition from environmental groups and a debate between local Native American tribes.
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In The Midst Of A Downturn, Some In Oil Industry Are Prepping For A Bounce

The plunging price of crude oil is good for motorists but bad for those in the industry. And nowhere is that pain more acute than in West Texas, where many are hunkered down with an eye on the future.
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Norton Says She'll Keep Fighting Against Ethanol Shipments Through D.C.

D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the government should ban ethanol and other flammable substances from being transported by freight rail through densely-populated areas.

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Huge Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Oil Sands City In Canada

Some 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been ordered to evacuate their homes. The wildfire spans more than 6,500 acres.
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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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