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Nuclear option to climate change

Brian Nearing | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) BALLSTON SPA — When she headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton, Carol Browner was at best uneasy about nuclear power, like nearly all environmentalists. But years later, as she became more and more convinced that time was running short to combat man-climate change, she broke ranks and changed her mind. ...

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Rate of greenhouse gas increase unseen in 30 years

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Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media In a recent announcement, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated that Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 grew at their fastest rate since 1984. The WMO figures show that the globally averaged amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 396 parts per million (ppm) in 2013, an increase ...

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Justices limit existing EPA global warming rules


By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said that the Environmental Protection Agency lacks authority in some cases to force companies to evaluate ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. ...

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