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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

Climate Change Deal Requires U.S., China To Overhaul Energy Use

Experts who've parsed the numbers offered by the two countries say it's not enough to keep climate from overheating seriously. It is seen as a benchmark by which governments can be held accountable.

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

For U.S.-China Deal On Greenhouse Gases, The Devil Is In The Details

Scientists say a new deal between the U.S. and China on greenhouse gases is a positive move toward new models for controlling emissions, but that it won't keep the Earth from dangerous levels of warming.

China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

China, U.S. Pledge To Limit Greenhouse Gases

President Obama and China's Xi Jinping have concluded their summit in Beijing. Their joint announcement on climate is designed to set an example for other countries in combating climate change.

Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In New England As Stocks Dwindle

The federal government is shutting down cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine for the next six months. But fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, dispute the government's cod counts.
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Potomac River Shows Improvement In Report, But Threats Linger

The health of the Potomac River has made great strides in the last several decades, according to a new report, but the progress is threatened by continued development which could strain the ecosystem.


How Africa's Oldest National Park Can Benefit Both Gorillas And Locals

Virunga, a new documentary on the Congolese park, premieres Friday on Netflix. We spoke to the chief warden about endangered mountain gorillas, oil speculators and the power of tourism.

What Does A GOP Majority Mean For Environmental Policy?

Melissa Block talks to New York Times reporter Coral Davenport about the impact of a GOP majority Congress on environmental policies.