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A funny thing is happening on the way to conservative attacks on solar energy—some conservatives are championing renewable energy over fossil fuel interests. The reason is simple: It’s called employme … More » Is the Sun the Only Thing Powerful Enough to Unite Democrats and Republicans?
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential … More » In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites
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Yahoo News asked voters to consider President George W. Bush's legacy as his presidential library opens Thursday in Dallas. Here are some selected perspectives and tweets we received. More » Wars, Economy and Environment Cloud Voters' Views on Bush's Legacy
Should you be able to ice skate under the shadow of Half Dome, a stone's throw from the beautiful Merced River? Should it be possible to drive to Yosemite National Park, park your car, and rent a bike … More » The Battle Over Bike Racks in Yosemite Heats Up
Tick tock, tick tock. More » The End Game Approaches on the Keystone XL Pipeline
Jay Inslee, recently elected governor of Washington state, openly talked about climate change on the campaign trail, bucking conventional wisdom. He literally wrote the book—Apollo’s Fire—on the clean … More » Why Washington’s Jay Inslee Is the Greenest Governor in America
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told a Senate panel on Thursday that coal will remain important in the U.S. energy … More » Coal to stay important in U.S. energy mix -environment agency pick
President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 that aims to slash the deficit by a net $600 billion over 10 years, raise taxes and trim popular benefit programs, including Social … More » An agency-by-agency guide to Obama's 2014 budget
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Barack Obama courted well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that required … More » Obama raises California cash for Democrats
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Barack Obama is courting well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that requires … More » Obama raises California money for Democrats
The biggest news in solar power is the mainstreaming of distributed generation. Call it a suburban dream, version 2.0: a chicken in every backyard, an electric vehicle in every garage, and a solar panel … More » Forget a Chicken in Every Pot—America Needs a Solar Panel on Every Roof
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is conducting nothing short of a grand political experiment in 2013, testing whether a tea party favorite can carry a closely divided state with conservative roots. If Ken … More » Can hard-right ideology win in a 50/50 state?
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- Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet Breaks 30-Year Record
On Aug. 8, the Greenland ice sheet shattered a seasonal record, with more cumulative melting since record-keeping began more than three decades ago, new research fin … More »Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet Breaks 30-Year Record
- How healthy are Earth's oceans?
In a new perspective on ocean health, one that looks through the lens of both humans and the natural world, scientists give Earth's seas a grade of 60 out of 100, meaning … More »How healthy are Earth's oceans?
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