Nebraska regulators approve alternative route for Keystone XL pipeline.

AdvertisementLINCOLN, Neb. — The nearly decade-long battle over Keystone XL has come...

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Libya falls back into civil war as rival sides fight to control oil terminals.

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Final notice.

From: The Earth To: The people of Washington, DC, and particularly to the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue This is a letter to inform you...

Slower snowmelt in a warmer world

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Rick Perry asked for a boring, wonky study of the grid. Even that was...

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Tropical birds live longer than temperate counterparts

An international research team has found strong evidence that passerine birds near the equator live longer than their higher latitude counterparts.

Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon

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