Science & Environment

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Coal industry win is temporary, fate of plants still in air

A divided Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

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Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 U.S. lives a year

The study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when soot and smog are reduced.

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Environment threatened and 400 parks closed by government shutdown

While the people are banned from the more than 400 shuttered national parks, big oil and gas companies will have no trouble getting in and will continue operations as usual in 12 of the otherwise closed national parks.

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The real scientific uncertainties about climate change

The real debates are about whether climate change will be catastrophic within years or within decades, and about whether or not we have already passed crucial environmental tipping points.