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Japan nuclear crisis mixed message for climate change

PARIS – Japan’s nuclear crisis will boost interest in clean renewables such as solar and wind power but may also sharpen demand for coal, oil and gas, whose carbon pollution drives climate change, experts said Monday. Nuclear energy provides around 14 percent of the world’s electricity mix, although this is…

Fired-up Kucinich: We’re reducing earth to a ‘smoking, glowing, oily mess’

As gallons of oil continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) invoked God on the House floor Friday in an impassioned 90-second plea to end our dependence on fossil fuels and preserve “mother earth” with a clean energy economy. “The creator gave us a paradise,”…