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China’s Plan to Clean Up Air in Cities Will Doom the Climate, Scientists Say

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Slideshow: China’s Coal Bases: A Tour of the Largest Fossil Fuel Development Project in the World

China is building massive industrial complexes in its rural areas to convert coal to synthetic fuel that could make the air in its megacities cleaner.

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Report Describes the Unfathomable Cost of Inaction on Rising Seas

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Environmental Movement to Test Its Muscle in Keystone Final Stretch

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The Oil Industry’s Fight to Kill Renewable Fuels—and Why It May Win

The American oil industry could be on the verge of winning its war on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as the Obama administration weighs changes that could severely undermine the nation’s most successful—and most divisive—effort to cut crude oil consumption in the nation’s cars.

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Today’s Climate

Hollande and Obama Call For Global Climate Change Agreement (Time)

Senate GOP Sends Second Letter to President Obama Urging Keystone Approval (The Hill)

Grand Jury Launches Criminal Probe of Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Spill (Charlotte Observer)

West Virginia Officials Avoid Calling State’s Water ‘Safe’ in Congressional Hearing (Al Jazeera America)

Enbridge Unveils New Plans to Dredge Oily Sediment from Kalamazoo River in Michigan(Michigan Radio)

EPA Moves to Regulate Diesel in Fracking (The Hill)

Scientists Closer to Producing Cleaner Nuclear Energy With Fusion Reactions Breakthrough (Los Angeles Times)

Breaking News

Methane Leaks Negate Climate Change Benefits of NatGas, Scientific Study Says (New York Times)

Train Carrying Canadian Crude Derails & Leaks in Pennsylvania (Reuters)

Chevron Natural-Gas Well Fire Still Burning; 1 Feared Dead (AP)

Coal Export Project to Get Sweeping Enviro Review, Including Climate Change Impacts(AP)

Major Coal Slurry Spill Blackens River Tributary in West Virginia (CNN)

TransCanada Threatens to Change Keystone XL Route to Avoid Permit Delays (E&E, sub req.’d)

Record Tar Sands Seepage in Alberta Continues Unabated (The Tyee)

Clean Economy Wire

NRDC and U.S. Utilities Urge Grid Payments for Solar (Bloomberg)

California Has a Third of the Nation’s Solar Power Jobs (San Francisco Chronicle)

Kansas Committee Tables Net-Metering Bill in Surprise Vote (Topeka Capital Journal)

U.S. Pinpoints 47,000 Wind Turbine Sites With Interactive Map (ReNews)

China Extends Electric-Car Subsidies to Fight Air Pollution (Bloomberg)

Caribbean Islands Agree to Swap Diesel Power for Renewable Sources (New York Times)