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Arctic is warming, NOAA report says

An array of factors--from record temperatures in Greenland to thinning sea ice and record snow cover decreases--all suggest the Arctic is heating up, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual assessment of the region.

By Juliet Eilperin  | October 21, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Six months after the Deepwater Horizon Spill

On Wednesday, it will be six months since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and setting off the worst oil spill in U.S. history. I made several trips to the gulf this...

By David A. Fahrenthold  | October 19, 2010; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Critics spoof new Chevron ads promoting responsibility

When Chevron launched a striking new ad campaign Monday, touting itself as an oil company that supports renewable energy and small businesses, among other things, it already had some company. Tipped off early to the new ads, critics of the oil giant posted an online spoof of the Chevron campaign the night before, as big and bold as the real thing.

By Steven Mufson and Elizabeth Flock  | October 19, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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EDF targets retiring senator for defeat

Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) is retiring from Congress this year, so he's not technically campaigning for anything. But the Environmental Defense Fund launched a climate attack ad against him anyway, criticizing his attempt to limit the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gases.

By Juliet Eilperin  | October 19, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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