Manchin emerges as possible pick for Energy Department.

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Mexico urges wealthy nations to help poorer states cut disaster risk.

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Community raises environmental concerns with Tesoro refinery's proposed project.

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The White House was on the same page as ExxonMobil on Monday. Literally.

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Watch John Oliver expose Trump administration's coal industry lies.

Throughout his campaign, President Trump repeatedly promised coal miners he would preserve their jobs. But on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver argued that...

Key GOP lawmaker slams budget; Perry says he had no input.

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Myanmar coal plant growth could kill 280,000.

YANGON - Myanmar’s plans to grow the country’s desperately needed but polluting coal-fired power plants could kill more than a quarter of a million...

Coal lobby says it is exploring building new US plant.

The Castle Gate coal-fired power plant near Helper, Utah. Could new coal plants be underway in the United States? The industry hopes so. Photo...

Analysis: Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know.

The world has agreed to a set of shared targets on climate change. Those targets require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly. What’s...

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