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Environmental Activists Adjust Their Tactics Since First Climate Talks

It's been 17 years since the Koyto climate talks. What have environmental groups learned about advocacy, lowering expectations and the realities of international politics, government and business?
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Postcard From Paris: Meet The Matchmaker Of Clean Technology

The Climate Technology Centre and Network is like a green-tech dating agency. Nations with problems are matched with those that have solutions. More than 40 countries so far submitted help requests.
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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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Deadline Nears For Negotiators To Reach Deal On Climate Change

At the U.N. climate summit in Paris, negotiators have 48 hours until their deadline to reach a deal on global warning. NPR has the latest from the summit.
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North Face Founder Douglas Tompkins Dies In Kayaking Accident In Chile

Tompkins created The North Face and co-founded Esprit, but abandoned the business world to devote himself to environmental causes. He was 72.
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For The Marshall Islands, The Climate Goal Is '1.5 To Stay Alive'

The islands have more to lose than most any country at the Paris climate summit. Some territory is already disappearing under rising seas. The foreign minister explains the predicament.
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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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Scientific Evidence Doesn't Support Global Warming, Sen. Ted Cruz Says

There's a huge partisan divide on the issue of global warming in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate about his views on climate change.
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Much Of The World Perplexed That Climate Debate Continues In U.S.

The 20th century's biggest carbon emitter is also one of the few advanced democracies where climate change is not accepted as fact. This makes it hard for some to trust U.S. efforts on the issue.
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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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