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Boston tops the list of energy-efficient U.S. cities. -

Strong efficiency policies for buildings and utilities helped Beantown secure the top spot on the scorecard of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. New York, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle round out the top fiveWashington Post

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Canada's emissions target doesn't include the tar sands industry. -

The country's goal is to slash emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030—but tar sands emissions are expected to increase by 102 million metric tons in that time (oops). The nation may have to buy international credits to offset the increase. CBC

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Japanese aquariums will stop buying dolphins from Taiji. -

The town is notorious for its inhumane dolphin hunts, which kill hundreds of the cetaceans each year, as seen in the Oscar-winning 2009 documentary The Cove. The decision came after the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums threatened Japanese members with expulsion. The Guardian

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When the seas rise and storms come, we all have to be ready.

President Obama on how climate change threatens national security, during his keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremony

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Organic agriculture may promote biodiversity. -

A new study found that land near organic farms had a greater variety of wild plants. The researchers say that even a mixture of organic and nonorganic fields could boost the number of wildlife-sustaining flora. BBC News

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The number of Americans exposed to extreme heat will rise sixfold by 2070. -

A new study says the combination of rapid population growth and climate change will create hotspots of dangerous exposure—with Texas, Florida, and areas of the southeast and mid-Atlantic being the hardest hit. New Scientist

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One day there will be a reckoning.

Rhode Island senator Sheldon Whitehouse discusses our democracy's failure to act on climate change during his 100th weekly speech about climate since April 2012.

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