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Maggie Fox

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The Price of Carbon

(32) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 10:26 PM

It's past time for a real conversation about carbon pollution, and how much we are already paying.

The science is settled: We know that carbon pollution from dirty energy is disrupting our climate. We know that as a result, we have greatly increased our risk of disastrous dirty...

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Reality Drop: A New Way to Fight Climate Denial

(12) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 4:07 PM

After the hottest year on record in the continental U.S. in 2012, coupled with a number of devastating dirty weather events, it's become increasingly clear we are living with the impacts of carbon pollution and a warming climate, and the polls show it. Yet despite this reality, climate...

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After the Inauguration: A National Conversation on Carbon

(24) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 1:34 PM

In his inaugural address one week ago, President Obama delivered a powerful and visionary call to action on climate change. "We will respond to the threat of climate change," he said, "knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."

We are already deeply...

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What's Good for Women Is Good for the Planet

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 1:02 PM

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, the pivotal 1992 event that put climate change on the international map. The theme of this year's Rio+20 summit is sustainable development -- economic growth that sustains us in the present without placing the lives and welfare...

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Moving to Action on Climate Change

(13) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 3:34 PM

It's easy to miss that there is a lot more happening on the climate change front than the alarming rise in severe weather all over the world. Without question, the latest news is sobering: Even as we learn that global carbon pollution reached record levels in 2011, most of our...

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Heart Disease Gene Protects One-Fourth Of African Americans

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2011 | 10:48 AM

Some black Americans have a gene that protects them from heart disease, researchers said on Thursday.

About a quarter of African-Americans carry the protective gene, and if they are lucky enough to have two copies, one from each parent, their risk of heart disease is 10...

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Our Path to a Clean Energy Future

(15) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 2:45 PM

In this State of the Union address, much of the President's attention was rightly focused on economic growth. It's imperative that we continue adopting policies to revive our economy and create new jobs. That's why the President was correct to call specifically for investment in clean energy -- including the...

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Optimism for a Clean Energy Future

(3) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 2:57 PM

Even before the Senate starts debating clean energy and climate legislation, the professional pessimists are saying it will never happen.

Some political analysts say it's just not possible this year to squeeze in legislation that aims to limit carbon pollution that is warming our planet or to invest in...

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It's Time to Lead the Clean Energy Revolution

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 10:37 AM

All of us who care about solving the climate crisis know we can't stop working until we achieve a binding international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas pollution while implementing comprehensive policies here at home. Now that the dust from the summit in Copenhagen has settled, important new research has emerged....

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Happiness Is Contagious: Study

(13) Comments | Posted December 5, 2008 | 11:59 AM

Happiness is contagious, researchers reported on Thursday.

The same team that demonstrated obesity and smoking spread in networks has shown that the more happy people you know, the more likely you are yourself to be happy.

And getting connected to happy people improves a person's own happiness, they reported in...

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