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Republican candidates might as well ignore climate change since they have no plans to do anything about it

Let’s call it the non-denial denial. Some Republican presidential candidates are beginning to peer out from behind the wall of climate denial that has defined the party as long as Barack Obama has been in the White House. Finally, it seems, the most open expressions of climate denial – such as dismissing long-established scientific fact – may be seen as a bit retrograde, and possibly embarrassing, even by some who are looking for votes from an increasingly rightwing Republican party.

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Company behind Keystone XL sues Obama in attempt to revive pipeline

TransCanada launches two challenges as it argues president violated NAFTA, saying it is seeking to recover $15bn spent in push for pipeline’s approval

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Major powers pledge $20 billion for green energy research

The US and 18 other countries have pledged to double funds for clean energy research to a total of $20bn over five years, boosting a parallel initiative by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and increasing the prospects for successful agreement at the Paris climate negotiations that start on Monday.

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California's Central Valley is sinking -- as the drought forces farmers to ponder the abyss

As people dig ever deeper to find water, nearly 1,200 square miles of California is sinking 2 inches a month – destroying roads, bridges and farmland in the process

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Here's why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Major online realtor Trulia says it’s high time to take a risk but drinking the real estate Kool-Aid will only lead to financial heartache

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Obama aims to cut 1 billion tons of carbon pollution by 2025 with new executive orders

Measures announced on Thursday aim to avoid up to 1 billion tons of carbon pollution globally by 2025 ahead of December’s climate change summit in Paris

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10 House Republicans will stage 'mini-rebellion' breaking with GOP on climate change: ‘They care what the future is’

Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress will break ranks with leaders of their party on Thursday, and call for action against climate change.

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Pope Francis faces challenge persuading US's Catholic leaders on climate change

When the US supreme court legalised same-sex marriage in June, the leader of America’s Catholics erupted in white-hot fury, condemning the historic decision as “ a tragic error ”.

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Thousands of walruses wash ashore as global warming devastates Alaskan Arctic

Survival of walruses threatened as they wash ashore on a remote barrier island just before Obama is due to visit region to draw attention to climate change

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Revealed: Exxon knew of climate change in 1981-- but it funded deniers for 27 more years

A newly unearthed missive from Lenny Bernstein, a climate expert with the oil firm for 30 years, shows concerns over high presence of carbon dioxide in enormous gas field in south-east Asia factored into decision not to tap it

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White House plans rooftop solar panel initiative for inner-city neighborhoods

The White House said it would move to put more solar panels on rooftops in poor, inner-city neighbourhoods to cut electricity bills and fight climate change.

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US climate deniers call Paris summit 'a threat' to the world

The godfather of climate denial has warned that a United Nations deal on global warming would spell “economic suicide” for America and a disaster to the world, according to a leaked fundraising letter.

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Republicans' leading climate denier tells Pope Francis to butt out of climate debate

Washington’s notorious snowball-thrower was at it again – even on a June day with forecast highs of 92 degrees – as the Senate’s most powerful environmental leader delivered a pep talk to activists who deny the science behind climate change.

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Secretive donors gave climate denial groups $125 million over three years

The secretive funders behind America’s conservative movement directed around $125m (£82m) over three years to groups spreading disinformation about climate science and committed to wrecking Barack Obama’s climate change plan, according to an analysis of tax records.

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Jeb Bush to talk energy policy at closed-door meeting with coal industry barons

Jeb Bush will convene next week with a clutch of coalmining barons and reliable Republican party donors who have paid at least $7,500 each to huddle in secret with the presidential hopeful at a golfing and fly-fishing retreat in a hidden-away corner of Virginia.

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