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A Conservative Approach To Climate Change

One former Republican lawmaker thinks it's time for conservatives to make fixes for climate change a priority. We find out where free-market policies fit into the issue.

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Public Power To The People?

More than 2,000 communities around the country are served by publicly-owned electric utilities. What would it take to have "public power" in the Washington region?

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Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

The Arizona city already logs more days over 100 degrees than any U.S. city, and climate researchers predict Phoenix will grow hotter still in the coming decades. Planners are taking the projections seriously, and are looking for ways to adapt the city and its residents to a hotter, drier reality.
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Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

Germany has announced plans for a total nuclear phaseout in 10 years and an ambitious transition to renewable energy. But one big challenge is distribution, and new power lines are planned. Opposition is growing among Germans who say the power-grid expansion will hurt their homes, land and lives.
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Climate 'Weirdness' Throws Ecosystems 'Out Of Kilter'

"We've had time to act — and essentially we haven't acted," says science journalist Michael Lemonick. He describes the threats posed by climate change in his new book, Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future.
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Appalachian Trail Celebrates 75 Years

It may be 75 years old, but like the people who use it, the Appalachian Trail is always moving.

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Feds Conclude Probe Of Polar Bear Scientists

Critics have charged that the two-year federal investigation into two researchers who wrote a famous report on drowned polar bears was a witch hunt. The probe is over, but the scientists have not been allowed to see its conclusions, their lawyer says.
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A New Species Discovered ... On Flickr

Could crowd-sourced photo sharing be the future of taxonomy? Cybertaxonomy?

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