"The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, drawing on three mammoth scientific reports published since September 2013, shows the need for urgent and ambitious action."
"The South Miami City Commission voted 3 to 2 for Florida’s 23 southern counties to secede and form a new state named South Florida because of frustration over environmental issues and a lack of concern by state leaders."
"The EPA touted decreased methane leaks during fracking, but environmentalists say the numbers are skewed."
"European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030."
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"BRUSSELS — The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are set to meet here on Thursday to reassert their global leadership in climate protection, but they will first need to finesse deep divisions over how to generate and distribute energy."
"After Hurricane Sandy roared across the Northeastern United States, many homeowners on Long Island — even those who escaped the most damage — often lost their property insurance. The same thing happened in coastal Virginia after Hurricane Katrina, which hit hundreds of miles away along the Gulf Coast."
"Climate change activists have opened a new front in their fight against fossil fuels at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission."
"The signs appear about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, tacked onto old farm wagons parked along quiet two-lane roads and bustling Interstate 5."