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Is It Morally Wrong For U.S. To Export Coal?

The Seattle area is seeing widespread, well-organized opposition to an export industry: coal. Thousands of people have turned out to express their disgust with a plan to build export terminals on Puget Sound to ship American coal to Asia. Opponents cite noise, traffic delays, coal dust and global warming.
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Commentary: A New Year's Resolution Without Meat

It's New Year's resolution time and commentator Paul Shapiro, who works with the Humane Society of the United States, wants D.C. residents to consider scaling back meat consumption in 2013 to help protetct the environment.

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EPA Chief Announces Resignation

After a rough and tumble four years, Lisa Jackson announced Thursday that she is stepping down as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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An Abundance Of Extreme Weather Has Many On Edge

It was the warmest year on record and brought a series of extreme weather events, from wildfires and floods to drought and a devastating derecho. Polls show a big jump this year in the number of people connecting such disasters with climate change.
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EPA Administrator Jackson Stepping Down

Accused by Republicans of running an agency that issued "job-killing regulations," Jackson has faced stiff political opposition in her four years at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Storm Pummels Nation's Midsection As It Heads East

Bad weather was making its way across the eastern part of the U.S. on a busy post-Christmas travel day. Hundreds of flights were canceled and roads were treacherous in many East Coast and Midwestern states.
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Climate Change Gets Real For Americans

Something remarkable happened in 2012.

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