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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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Falling Oil Prices Hit Levels Not Seen Since 2009

OPEC's failure to agree on production cuts last Friday has sent prices down further.
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Is This Congressman's 'Oversight' An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas is formally investigating a recent study on global warming. Smith calls the timing of the study's publication "suspicious," but many scientists call his tactics "bullying."
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Oklahoma Oil Workers Worry About Industry-Linked Earthquakes

New research raises alarms about quakes near Cushing, Okla., home to the country's largest oil hub. No damage has been reported, but operators at the hub are on alert.
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As Saudi Arabia Battles Its Oil Rivals, Prices Are Expected To Stay Low

The Saudis could push up world oil prices by cutting their production. But they seem to feel that would mostly help their rivals, like Iran and Russia. So the Saudis are expected to keep pumping away.

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