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EPA To Unveil Stricter Rules For Power Plants

The rules, which come two decades after Congress ordered the agency to regulate toxic air pollution, would give power plants nationwide just three more years to slash mercury and other harmful emissions. But some big power plants are angling for more time.
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Canada Exits Kyoto Climate Agreement

Canada is withdrawing from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol agreement on climate change, with Environment Minister Peter Kent arguing that the framework doesn't represent the way forward for Canada or the world.
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Delegates To Durban Agree To Climate Treaty

United Nations climate talks in Durban, South Africa, weren't expected to produce much. But negotiators did make a deal — one that could lead to a major new climate treaty at the end of the decade.
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In Pa., Drilling Comes Into Focus

The vast, untapped natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale are the subject of much debate. Scientists who are trying to shed light on the safety of drilling are facing a host of obstacles, including lack of funding and data. Susan Phillips Scientists who are trying to shed light on the safety of drilling are facing a host of obstacles.
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At Last, Nations Agree To Landmark Climate Deal

After a third sleepless night, climate negotiators in Durban, South Africa, finally found a way to reach a compromise early Sunday. The agreement charts a course for a legally binding climate pact that would include all the major emitters, including China, the United States and India.
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Climate Talks Go Longer Than Expected

The United Nations climate conference in Durban, South Africa, was scheduled to wrap up Friday, but the negotiations have gone into overtime. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Richard Harris about what is still under discussion.

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