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President Barack Obama condemned an "horrific attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four people, including three U.S. citizens, dead and urged Israelis and Palestinians to calm tensions, before a meeting at the White House on Nov. 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Staking Final Two Years In White House On Climate Change

With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he’s gone.

11/18/2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jindal: Obama Administration Has Become ‘Science Deniers’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administration has become “science deniers,” failing to do enough to harness the nation’s energy potential.

09/16/2014

UN Report: Global Warming Human-Caused, Very High Risks  GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

UN Report: Global Warming Human-Caused, Very High Risks

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

08/27/2014

A customer looks at a U.S. beef product at a branch of U.S. owned supermarket Costco on Aug. 9, 2006 in Chiba, Japan. (credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Beef Pollutes More Than Pork, Poultry, Study Says

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

07/21/2014

Visitors watch the 'Old Faithful' geyser in Yellowstone National Park, one of the signs of significant geothermal activity just below the surface. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Yellowstone National Park Road Melting From Supervolcano’s Heat

The combination of the hot summer sun and geothermal activity raised the blacktop temperature to an asphalt melting 160 degrees.

07/14/2014

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Top US Money Men Push Climate Change Report For Businesses

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.

06/24/2014

The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

New UN Assembly Pushes Climate Change, Environment As Top World Priority

The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.

06/23/2014

Researchers say climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: World On The Brink Of A “Sixth Great Extinction”

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived.

05/29/2014

Study helps explain why Antarctic sea ice is not receding in the face of global warming. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers: Giant Waves Breaking Up Antarctica’s Sea Ice

Study helps explain why Antarctic sea ice is not receding in the face of global warming.

05/28/2014

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Regulators: No Major Impact in Gas Exports Plan

Federal regulators concluded Thursday that Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose “no significant impact” on the environment — a positive step for the company.

05/15/2014

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