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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

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This Earth Day, climate action takes a big step forward! | Katie Hammer

April 22 is a big day for climate action! This Earth Day marks the historical event when more than 150 countries will come together to sign the first-ever legally binding global climate deal -- The Paris Climate Agreement.

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Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.” | Katie Hammer

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

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'Umpteenth' bid to block clean water protections fails in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 56-42, rejected a move by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to block the Obama administration's landmark Clean Water Rule.

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Federal purse strings can help reduce climate impact from transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation took the first steps to consider requiring state and regional organizations receiving federal funds to consider global warming pollution when planning transportation projects. At this stage, the administration is only seeking comment, not proposing a rule, on whether transportation planners should factor in pollution.

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Putting the Pieces Together -- LEGO on Track to be 100% Renewable by 2020 | Rob Sargent

Several years ago, LEGO set a goal to go 100 percent renewable by 2020. Last month, the Danish company announced that through a combination of investments in energy savings and purchases of wind power contracts, it is on track to meet that goal.   

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