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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

NPR | Dec. 1, 2015 11:20 a.m.

The 1997 Kyoto treaty set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that many nations didn't meet. This time, stakes are higher and all countries will be asked to set and meet their own limits.

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NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

NPR | Dec. 1, 2015 11:08 a.m.

Named Sustainability Base, a NASA facility in California is a model for energy-efficient federal buildings. It's powered by a fuel cell like those used on spacecraft and recycles water for flushing.

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Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 3:26 p.m.

How can climate scientists be so sure about what will happen decades and centuries from now? About 30 teams using supercomputers to churn through mountains of data see patterns aligning.

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Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Pledge To Take On Climate Change

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Twenty countries and 28 investors promised on Monday to jointly fund the development of energy alternatives. Backers of the initiative say private money is key to the next big push in energy.

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Some 150 World Leaders Gather In Paris For U.N. Climate Conference

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 2:17 p.m.

The conference is being billed as a last chance summit to save the planet. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions in effort to curb climate change.

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Confidence In Oil Hub Security Shaken By Oklahoma Earthquakes

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 11:38 a.m.

Oklahoma's earthquake boom is now a national security threat. No damage has been reported, but operators at the hub are on high alert for a disruption that would ripple through the U.S. energy market.

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India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 8:10 a.m.

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?

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10 Things To Know About The UN Climate Talks In Paris

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 8:06 a.m.

Here's a bit about what you should know going into the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference beginning Nov. 30.

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China Plans To Create A Nationwide Carbon Market By 2017

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 12:50 p.m.

China is building what could be the world's largest carbon market. Pilot programs are helping to lower emissions. But this is mostly due to slowing growth and the shift away from manufacturing.

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Environmental Review Is Out On Vancouver Oil-By-Rail Project

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Washington state has released a detailed environmental assessment of a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.