Rows of chambers hold intermediate-level radioactive waste in shallow pits at the Bruce Power nuclear complex near Kincardine, Ontario. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances

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A publicly owned power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and less than a mile from Lake Huron.
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Fracking bonanza eludes wastewater recycling investors

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Cleaning up water in the oil patch is a tougher slog than many expected. Geology and water chemistry vary so much by location that no one has devised a cheap, one-size-fits-all technology to convince most producers to recycle.
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Activists to push DC fossil fuel investment ban

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Environmental activists are planning a rally in support of legislation that would ban the District of Columbia from investing in companies with large reserves of fossil fuels.
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Bill would make Vermont 1st state to drop oil stocks

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To Sen. Anthony Pollina, it makes sense that if Vermont wants to strike a blow against climate change, it should have its pension funds divest from oil, coal and other fossil fuel companies.
EU Commisioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard (right)  talks with Alice Akinyi Kaudia from Kenya prior to the opening of the High-level Segment of th UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

EU climate chief says UN talks hinge on 2015 deal

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After another U.N. climate conference gave only modest results, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a “substantial answer” to global warming in two years to remain relevant.
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Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

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For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for killing eagles.
Greenpeace International activist and the captain of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise Peter Willcox of the U.S. looks on after he was released from "Kresty" Csosses prison, background, in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Nearly all jailed Greenpeace protesters granted bail in Russia

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A Russian jail has freed on bail the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship and six crewmembers who were arrested following an anti-oil drilling protest in Arctic waters two months ago.
A male sage grouse performs  his "strut." (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)

Agency again approves Kinder Morgan’s Ruby Pipeline

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Agency officials said they were sticking to their conclusion that mitigation measures are sufficient to offset the environmental impact for a number of species, including the sage grouse.
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Panel grants pollution waiver for Illinois coal plants

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The Illinois Pollution Control Board has agreed to give a Texas company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants.
Russian photographer Denis Sinyakov, one of the "Arctic 30," raises his fist as he is released on bail from SIZO 1 detention centre in Saint Petersburg, on November 21, 2013. A Russian court granted bail to twenty arrested campaigners. Russia had held 30 crew members of the Arctic Sunrise for over two months after activists in September scaled an oil rig in the Barents Sea owned by energy giant Gazprom. (AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVAOLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Greenpeace Arctic protesters freed on bail

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Russian jails have freed on bail 11 of the 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace ship protest in Arctic waters two months ago, but the charges against them still stand.