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Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage

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Wed, 01/23/2013 (All day)
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WASHINGTON — President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.

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How High Could the Tide Go?

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Tue, 01/22/2013 (All day)

BREDASDORP, South Africa — A scruffy crew of scientists barreled down a dirt road, their two-car caravan kicking up dust. After searching all day for ancient beaches miles inland from the modern shoreline, they were about to give up.

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Obama On Climate Change Faces High Expectations, And High Hurdles, In Second Term

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Thu, 01/17/2013 (All day)
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Energy

On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future generations a nation not only free of debt and unencumbered by inequality, but also one "that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."

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Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide

Published: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 (All day)

WORCESTER, England — Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.

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2012 Hottest Year On Record For Lower 48 States, NOAA Confirms

Published: 
Tue, 01/08/2013 (All day)
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Energy

It’s official: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states, as the country experienced blistering spring and summer heat, tinderbox fire weather conditions amid a widespread drought, and one of the worst storms to ever strike the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.