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84% of People Now Consider Climate Change a 'Global Catastrophic Risk'

By Nadia Prupis

A majority of people in eight countries say they are ready to change their lifestyles if it would prevent climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats released Wednesday found.

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Trump Plans to Slash Renewable Energy Budget by 70%

By Andrea Germanos

The Trump administration is planning to put the U.S. Department of Energy's budget for its renewable energy and energy efficiency program on the chopping block with a proposal to slash it by 70 percent.

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Coal Boss Jailed for Role in Deadly Mine Disaster Urges Trump Not to 'Punish' Executives

By Nika Knight

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was released last week from prison after serving one year for his role in a deadly mine explosion that killed 29, and one of his first acts after being released was to appeal to President Donald Trump for more lenient laws to protect "frightened" coal executives such as himself from prosecution.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Has Its First Spill

By Deirdre Fulton

Throughout the battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Indigenous campaigners and their allies repeatedly warned it was not a question of if, but when a breach would occur.

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World to Trump: Don't Abandon the Paris Agreement

The world is worried as Decision Day nears.

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U.S. Military: 'We Are Prepared to Use Nuclear Weapons'

Twice in seven days the U.S. shot nuclear-capable long-range missiles toward the Marshall Islands, but the same government refused in March to join negotiations for a new treaty banning nuclear weapons.

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8,000 Flint Residents Could Lose Their Homes Over Unpaid Bills for Poisoned Water

By Deirdre Fulton

The city of Flint, where the pipes have still not been fixed and the water crisis is ongoing, is threatening to place tax liens on people's homes for non-payment of water bills, according to a local news source.

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Wildfire Burns in Fukushima 'No-Go Zone,' Sparking Fears of Airborne Radiation

By Lauren McCauley

A wildfire broke out in the highly radioactive "no-go zone" near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant over the weekend, reviving concerns over potential airborne radiation.

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