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Latest Malheur News: Cliven Bundy Indicted, Denied Bail

Toxic legacy of Malheur takeover now includes family patriarch Cliven Bundy indicted on charges dating back to the 2014 Nevada standoff.
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The Skills Gap in India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy and Climate Goals

India will need to make dramatic investments if it wants to make good on the promises it made at COP21.
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Yet Another Study Links Fracking And Water Contamination

Dog bites man: Yet another report nails fracking as the source of contamination in drinking-water resources.
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Scalia’s Death and Senate Politics: What’s Next for Clean Power?

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, things just got complicated for the Supreme Court -- and for Senate majority…
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Wind Energy is Top-Dog in the EU … But Will It Last?

The EU added more new wind-energy capacity than any other form of power last year. But, as Oliver Joy of the European Wind…
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COP21 — Two Months On: Time to Separate News from Trends

Is the energy transition stalling? Two months after COP21, it is time to separate news from trends. The oil price is down; the…
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Seafood Origin Scrutinized Under Proposed U.S. Rules

A new federal program would scrutinize the origin of seafood caught outside the United States. The intent is to limit fraud and protect…
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Forest Protection Groups Ask EU to Exclude Biofuels

Last week, a group of 125 organizations from 45 countries signed a declaration asking that the European Union exclude large-scale biofuels from its…
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A Bump in the Road: Impact of the SCOTUS Clean Power Plan Decision

"We want to be clear ... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who…
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The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…
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U.S. Supreme Court Halts Clean Power Plan Amid Questions of Partisanship

In a surprising decision that environmentalists are calling "unprecedented," the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan this…
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Oregon Takeover Update: The Plot Thickens

Ammon Bundy is pleading for support from elected officials, but nobody wants to touch the Oregon "occupiers" with a ten-foot pole.
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Will Congress Consider the Climate Impacts of its New Energy Bill?

Congress is required to determine if a bill would add to the federal deficit prior to voting on it. But there is no…
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Barclays, Credit Suisse Settle with Record Fines for Misleading Investors

Dark pools? If it seems as if the names of financial-trading systems are getting murkier these days, you're not alone. But the SEC…
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Local Food Cooperatives as a Cornerstone for Rural Community Development

What if you could directly help a businesses and community members at the same time? You can, if that business is a co-op.
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