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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.
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Colorado Becomes First State To Restrict Methane Emissions

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas from oil and gas production. The rules require companies to find and repair equipment leaks. The rules also will reduce air pollution that contributes to smog.
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Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

Liberal activist Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to promote his favored cause of fighting climate change. David Greene talks to Steyer about his political plans.
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Steyer: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Get Canada Better Oil Price

David Greene talks to billionaire financier and liberal activist Tom Steyer about his position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court

The case focuses on the Clean Air Act permitting required of companies that want to build or modify facilities expected to emit a lot of gases. Critics call the requirement costly and time-consuming.
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Explorers' Aim For Perilous Polar Trek: 'Get Home In One Piece'

Two men broke a record for traveling from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, on foot. They retraced the steps of a British Royal Navy officer, whose team died on the journey in 1912.
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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil's Coffee Crop

Brazilian cities are rationing water; farmers are facing dying crops. Scientists say the situation will only worsen — and that the government is ignoring warnings and failing to help those in need.
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Closing America's Largest Landfill, Without Taking Out The Trash

The Puente Hills Landfill received waste from all over Los Angeles County for more than 50 years, and eventually grew higher than 500 feet. But with the site's closure, the trash won't just disappear.
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Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

During the state's profound drought, farmers are keep their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands for migrating birds. They serve as pop-up pit stops to help birds put on fat for their journeys.
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Environmental Groups Call For Rejection Of Cove Point Expansion

Dominion wants to push forward with a $3.8 billion expansion of the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas facility, and environmental activists in Baltimore took to the streets to put a stop to it.

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