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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.
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Climate Change Activists Come Up Short In Midterm Elections

Tom Steyer, the hedge-fund billionaire, spent tens of millions of dollars in the midterms, mostly in seven senate and gubernatorial races. Most of his candidates lost, as will — presumably --one of his Steyer's key ambitions: major action on climate change.
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Invasive Bug Prompts Quarantine In Pennsylvania Townships

The spotted lanternfly has officially arrived in the U.S., and leaders in Pennsylvania are hoping it won't be staying long.
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On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops

With some 1,500 heirloom fruits and vegetables under cultivation, Appalachia is the most diverse foodshed in the U.S., Canada and northern Mexico. Among them is a beloved corn called Bloody Butcher.
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U.N. Report Warns Of 'Irreversible' Damage To Earth's Climate

In Copenhagen on Sunday, scientists gathered to issue their latest assessment of the world's climate. Their report is considered the most comprehensive overview of the state of climate science.
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U.N.: End Greenhouse Emissions By 2100 Or Risk 'Irreversible' Damage

A new report says that if human-produced, heat-trapping gases aren't phased out by the end of the century, there will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences.
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U.N. Panel Issues Climate Warning

The U.N.'s climate science panel has finished its report on global warming. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Michael Oppenheimer about the conclusion that humans are altering the Earth's climate.
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Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians Object

Slow-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano is stalled near the village of Pahoa in Hawaii. One volcanologist says redirecting the flow might be feasible, but would carry political and cultural risks.
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In Texas, The World's Biggest Bat Colony Is Saved From City Sprawl

The city of San Antonio and conservation groups teamed up to buy land threatened with development near the Bracken Bat Cave, summer home to millions of bat mothers and babies.
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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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