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Sierra Club shifting goal for getting power plants off fossil fuels

Source: 
National Journal

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said the organization is in the process of figuring out how to shift its target for getting the United States off fossil fuels in the power sector to 2030, 20 years earlier than its current goal of 2050, National Journal reports.

Senate Energy business meeting to vote on lands bills

Washington, November 21, 2013, 9:30 am

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meets to vote on pending lands bills. 

Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage.

Senate Energy subcommittee hearing on pending lands bills

Washington, November 20, 2013, 3:30 pm

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Public Lands, Forests and Mining Subcommittee hearing on public lands bills. Lawmakers, Obama administration officials to testify.

5 Americans killed in Philippines typhoon

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say five Americans have died in Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan and hundreds of other Americans have received assistance.

Agency considers pinto abalone for endangered list

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government says it will consider endangered or threatened species status for a 6-inch marine snail that lives in waters from Alaska to Baja California.

Zooplankton decline reported in North Atlantic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The microscopic creatures that make up a critical link in the ocean food chain declined dramatically the first half of this year in the North Atlantic as ocean temperatures remained among the warmest on record, U.S. scientists say.

EPA proposes new labels for insect repellents

Source: 
Wired

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a series of voluntary new labels for insect repellents that highlight how long the product works and what species it will repel, Wired reports.

NOAA: Through October, 2013 the seventh-hottest year on record

Source: 
The Hill

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that 2013 is the seventh-warmest year on record through October, The Hill reports.

State-by-state look at storm, tornadoes in Midwest

An unusually large and strong late-season storm system ripped through several states across the Midwest on Sunday, spawning tornadoes and tearing through homes and overturning cars along its path. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state:

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