Rand Paul Is No Moderate on Global Warming

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The latest GOP presidential candidate is “not sure anybody exactly knows why” the climate is changing.

Texas City Opts For 100% Renewable Energy–to Save Cash, Not the Planet

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Georgetown, Texas, decision not about going green:”‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,” says city official.

Climate-Skeptic US Senator Given Funds By BP Political Action Committee

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Senator Jim Inhofe, who opposes climate change regulation, has received $10,000 from PAC funded by donations from US staff at oil group.

Bark Beetles Are Decimating Our Forests. That Might Actually Be a Good Thing.

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They gobble up trees and send politicians into a frenzy. But do the bugs know more about climate change than we do?

Overpumping of Groundwater Is Contributing to Global Sea Level Rise

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Drilling for water could account for as much as 7 percent of sea level rise.

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