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Scientists Say Texas Agency Edits Out Climate Change

Scientists and conservationists accuse the state environmental agency of editing references to climate change and sea level rise out of a public report — because the agency, like Gov. Rick Perry, is skeptical of global warming.
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The Global Coal Trade's Complex Calculation

Increasing U.S. coal exports to China doesn't necessarily mean global emissions will rise. As demand abroad drives up coal prices at home, it could prompt U.S. utilities to switch to cheaper and more environmentally friendly natural gas. And that might alter the politics of climate change in the U.S., an expert says.
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Feds Asked Polar Bear Researcher To Take Polygraph

A government researcher who wrote a controversial report on dead polar bears was asked to take a polygraph test by a federal agent investigating allegations of scientific misconduct. Some critics of the investigation say it will have a chilling effect on other investigators.
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A Local Fight Against Global Coal In A Northwest Town

Plans are afoot to build new coal terminals on the West Coast to ship the lucrative commodity to China. But the mayor and activists in Bellingham, Wash., want to keep the city's green image and move beyond its industrial past.
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Northern Lights Glow In Southern States

Melissa Block talks to Robert Moore of the University of West Georgia's physics department about a surprising display of the northern lights Monday night that went as far south as Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia itself.
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Maryland Energy Officials Tout New Efficiency Ranking

Officals at the Maryland Energy Administration are touting the fruits of their labor this week, after a nonprofit group released rankings showing that Maryland now ranks as the 10th most energy efficient state in the U.S.

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142 Square Miles Swept For Every Living Thing

In a single 24-hour period, the National Park Service and National Geographic led a "treasure hunt" to catalog all the species in Arizona's Saguaro National Park. NPR's Ted Robbins takes us to the "BioBlitz."

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