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26 Nov 2017
India is ravenous for energy and much of that comes from coal — the dirtiest of fossil fuels. India plans to double its coal output by 2020. But coal production is already having a disastrous impact on the environment and on people.
4 Nov 2017
The rapid pace of global climate change is almost certainly driven by human activity, like burning fossil fuels, according to a U.S. government report that contradicts assertions by President Donald Trump and members of his administration.

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