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Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming

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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:57pm
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More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. 

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Taking Page From Health Care Act, Obama Climate Plan Relies on States

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Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:17am
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Energy

President Obama’s new plan to fight climate change depends heavily on states’ devising individual approaches to meeting goals set in the nation’s capital, a strategy similar to the one he used to expand health care, often with rocky results.

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Green jobs grow four times faster than others

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Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:42pm
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Clean-energy jobs make up a small part of U.S. employment, but a new federal report shows they are growing much faster than other work, even healthcare.

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Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs

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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:43pm
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Energy

Scientists say that the release of large amounts of methane from thawing permafrost in the Arctic could have huge economic impacts for the world.

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China's smog taints economy, health

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Sat, 01/26/2013 (All day)
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Factories, flights, highways and hospitals are affected by pervasive pollution. The country is home to seven of the world's 10 dirtiest cities. When a thick quilt of smog enveloped swaths of China earlier this month, it set in motion a costly chain reaction for the world's No. 2 economy.