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These states are not so chill about air conditioners’ climate emissions

The comfort of air conditioning comes with an environmental cost — one a growing number of states are trying to reduce by phasing out the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs.... Read more»

Supreme Court limits ability to designate endangered species habitat

The Supreme Court made it harder Tuesday for the government to designate critical habitat for endangered species, in a ruling that logging giant Weyerhaeuser and business and property rights groups said corrects bureaucratic overreach.... Read more»

Navajo officials split on plan to divide former military base with Zuni

Two Navajo Nation officials split Thursday on a plan to divide a former Army depot in New Mexico between the Navajo and the Zuni tribes, with one opponent calling it a surrender of tribal land.... Read more»

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Environmental groups whistling past the graveyard?

Environmental groups have long warned that America’s ravenous consumption of fossil fuels is not sustainable as a matter of public health or economic health . But on the heels of a boom in domestic natural gas production — most of it the result of the adoption of fracking — their opponents are in the ascendency.... Read more»

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Senate-seat showdown in New Mexico

Environmental groups are outspending big business for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat. Republican candidate Heather Wilson has been on the receiving end of more than $1.4 million to date in attack ads urging voters not to cast a ballot for her. ... Read more»