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As flood waters recede, deeper questions emerge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As Rhode Islanders recover from the state's worst flooding in 200 years, questions are being raised about why the damage was so great.

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Obama threads political needle on oil drilling

The president responds to "Drill, baby, drill" with his own drilling plan.

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Obama’s nuclear power plan assailed as costly and misguided

President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.

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White House launches new agency to advance climate change action

The Obama administration is establishing a new federal Climate Service to suppport national, state and local action on climate change, officials announced last week.

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Audi green police ad ignites controversy

Audi aired a new car commercial featuring "green police" arresting polluters for environmental infractions. Some see fascist links.

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‘This fracking sucks,’ concerned residents say

ITHACA, N.Y. - Residents in this town, known for its picturesque waterfalls, are protesting a plan to extract gas from the ground by a process known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Ray of hope for environmental justice

SAN FRANCISCO - What do a hazardous waste disposal plant, a refinery, a former power plant site and a housing complex under construction have in common?

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Black lawmakers and EPA launch environmental justice tour

The Environmental Protection Agency/Congressional Black Caucus tour kicks off in Mississippi, aiming to "highlight environmental justice challenges faced by Americans in all communities."

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Clean energy manufacturing wins federal boost

President Obama announced funding for tax credits to promote new job growth in the clean energy manufacturing sector.

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Trucks spew deadly pollution at nation’s ports, new reports show

Emissions from thousands of trucks filling our ports cause hypertension, asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and a host of other respiratory illnesses among drivers and surrounding communities.

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