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.
A Keystone XL pipeline protester demonstrates outside of the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Keystone foes target rail projects to thwart oil sands exports

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Environmentalists opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline are expanding their fight against imports of Canadian heavy crude oil by trying to block rail projects that offer another way for it to enter the U.S.
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Climate expert: US shale boom is bridge to future cleaner-burning fuels

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A shale boom in the U.S. that’s led to lower natural gas prices and higher energy efficiency will act as a bridge to cleaner burning fuels, Carol Browner, a former Environmental Protection Agency head, said today.
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Fossil fuel subsidies outstrip climate aid fivefold

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Fossil fuel subsidies paid by industrial nations are more than five times the climate aid provided to poorer nations that need funds to reduce emissions and adapt to global warming, a study showed.
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Oil’s future draws Blood and Gore in investment portfolios

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance says peak demand for fossil fuels could happen in 2030. The risk: Oil and coal companies worth more than $7 trillion may be sinking billions of dollars today into projects that will never make sense to finish.