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The 97 Percent Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Wrong—It’s Even Higher

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Fri, 07/10/2015 (All day)

In May, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to visually demonstrate what a true debate on climate change should look like. Instead of bringing out one expert on either side of the issue, Oliver brought on set 97 scientists who support evidence that humans are causing global warming to argue with three climate skeptics—“a statistically representative climate change debate,” he said.

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Water and wildlife may be at risk from fracking's toxic chemicals, panel finds

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Fri, 07/10/2015 (All day)

Hydraulic fracturing uses a host of highly toxic chemicals — the impacts of which are for the most part unknown — that could be contaminating drinking water supplies, wildlife and crops, according to a report released Thursday by a California science panel.

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World is on a collision course with fossil fuels, Gov. Jerry Brown says

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Thu, 07/09/2015 (All day)

After two days of rubbing shoulders with an international collection of politicians, Gov. Jerry Brown emerged from a climate-change conference here with new partnerships in the fight against global warming.

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BP reaches $18.7-billion agreement to settle Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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Thu, 07/02/2015 (All day)

BP has reached an $18.7-billion agreement resolving all federal and local government claims stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, bringing an end to a key chapter in the fiercely fought litigation stemming from the nation’s worst oil spill.

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State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules

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Thu, 07/02/2015 (All day)

State officials on Wednesday formally adopted new rules governing hydraulic fracturing in California, setting in motion some of the toughest guidelines in the nation for the controversial oil extraction practice.