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Steam rises from the Neurath coal-fired power plant operated by German utility RWE, which stands near open-pit coal mines that feed it with coal, on Nov. 13, near Bergheim, Germany. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

Germany Is a Coal-Burning, Gas-Guzzling Climate Change Hypocrite

Angela Merkel hasn’t come close to earning her reputation for leadership on climate change.

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An Auspicious Anniversary for the Marshall Plan

Seventy years after George Marshall’s famous speech built the modern foundation of the transatlantic alliance, Donald Trump seems determined to tear it apart.

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Another Big Win for Russian Pipeline Politics in Europe?

The controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline reaches a new milestone.

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09:   A scientist lowers biological samples into a liquid nitrogen storage tank at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute on December 9, 2014 in Cambridge, England. Healthy and cancerous biological samples are stored at -196degrees to preserve them for use laboratory tests and experiments. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Its vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and as such the survival rate in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. Cancer Research UK funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK, more than 33,000 patients who join clinical trials each year and a further 40,000 volunteers that give their time to support the work. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK)

I Will March for Science on Saturday — So Should You

Trump’s cuts to pure science and vital agencies risk generational damage to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.

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While Trump Tries to Turn Back the Clock, Europe Swears Off Coal

There's a thick black cloud swirling over King Coal's future.

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Take A Wild Ride on The Oil Price Roller Coaster

No wonder OPEC has been feeling so nauseous lately.

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Is Europe Caving to Russia on Pipeline Politics?

And will the new White House welcome it with open arms?

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Greasy Palms Dept.: Congress To Repeal Oil and Mining Anti-Corruption Regulation

The same week former Exxon chief Rex Tillerson is expected to become secretary of state.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry walks through the lobby on his way out of Trump Tower, December 12, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A Lesson for Rick Perry: The Department of Energy Doesn’t Produce Much Energy

A former governor of Texas would seem to be a natural choice for secretary of energy. Yet Perry faces a paradox.

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Watch: Trump Outlines His Plans For Day One in the Oval Office

From rescinding TPP to ramping up scrutiny on immigration, the president-elect previews his top priorities out of the gate.

The Pollution Pain Of Rare Earth Village

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By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech.

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Mexico’s Crude Capitalism

The country is providing a model for a new Latin American energy policy. But will it work?

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China Is the New Power Broker in the Persian Gulf

Oil is transforming 
the country’s foreign policy. Can the 
United States handle 
the consequences?

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