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US sending dirty coal abroad

US sending dirty coal abroad

As the U.S. reduces its own carbon pollution, it is exporting more of it abroad.

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Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the W…

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Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Wolf habitat may expand, but north of I-40

Proposal is to extend the territory for releasing wolves.

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Study: Minorities not well-represented in environmental groups

WASHINGTON — Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo show Boardman Coal Plant technician Paz Barratta as he operated the control room in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global war…

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows Boardman Coal Plant manager Tom Myers, in Boardman, Ore., as he demonstrates the operation of the coal crushers. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020 and the end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollutio…

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows coal supplies at the Boardman Coal Plant in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020 and the end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to …

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014 photo shows Boardman Coal Plant's wastewater lake in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020 and the end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan…

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows Boardman Coal Plant coal train cars in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for…

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo show the Boardman Coal Plant's fire department. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for global ener…

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows the Boardman Coal Plant that is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for global energy conglomerate Amber E…

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows Boardman Coal Plant manager Tom Myers, as he stands in front of the plant's flue-gas stack in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blame…

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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. AND THEREAFTER - In this May 22, 2014, photo, sunlight reflects off of a chunk of coal at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming…

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5 things to know about U.S. coal exports

5 things to know about U.S. coal exports

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Worldwide demand for coal, perhaps fueled by U.S. exports, rose 3 percent in 2013. Experts predict it will continue to grow.  

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism, souveir sales

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism, souveir sales

CHATHAM, Mass. — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, an eye glass holder in the shape of a shark rests on a shelf in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse o…

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a T-shirt with a likeness of a shark incorporating an American flag rests on a shelf in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and …

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a bottle opener in the likeness of a shark hangs from a hook in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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