Romney's Energy Plan Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels
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The Larsen B ice shelf, a large floating ice mass on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, shattered and separated from the continent 10 years ago. A NASA satellite captured the event in this image from Feb. 23, 2002. The 650 foot-thick, 1,250-square-mile ice shelf had existed since the last ice age. AP hide caption

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Humans' Role In Antarctic Ice Melt Is Unclear
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Ruling Is A Set-Back To Obama's Clean Air Plan
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Muslim girls study by candlelight inside a religious school in Noida, near New Delhi, on July 31. The collapse of three regional power grids last week caused a massive power outage that blacked out more than half of India. Parivatran Sharma/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Growing Pains: Nations Balance Growth, Power Needs
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This algae, called Chaetoceros atlanticus, can bloom in the ocean when iron is added to the water. It captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and carries the carbon down underwater when it sinks. Marina Montresor, SZN/Alfred Wegener Institute hide caption

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Can Adding Iron To Oceans Slow Global Warming?
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Thieving Rodents Keep Circle Of Life Going For Trees
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U.S. Feels Less Guilt About Environmental Choices
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Researchers Take Stock Of 2011 Weather
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Coral polyps feed in the plankton-rich waters by Santa Catalina, Panama. A new study of coral reefs off the Pacific coast of Panama shows that dead coral reefs may be able to recover from rising ocean temperatures and other environmental disasters. laszlo-photo/Flickr hide caption

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Dead Reefs Can Come Back To Life, Study Says
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This graphic depicts a proton-proton collision from the search for the Higgs boson particle. CERN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Subatomic Particle May Be Physics' Missing Link
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Physicists In Switzerland Make Momentous Discovery
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This image, from a sensor at the particle accelerator at CERN, is an example of the data signature a Higgs particle might generate. CERN hide caption

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Is The Hunt For The 'God Particle' Finally Over?
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Trainees with Royal Dutch Shell learn to deploy oil spill booms in the waters near the port of Valdez in Alaska. The company is training about 200 spill responders. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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Ahead Of Alaska Drilling, Shell Practices Cleaning Up
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U.N. General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's Secretary of the Conference Luis Figueiredo Machado and Rio+20 Secretary General Sha Zukang attend the closing ceremony of the Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Rio+20 Summit Sustains Little More Than Sentiment
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Shell says it hopes to never need to use its new 300-foot-long, $100 million oil recovery ship named Nanuq for anything other than drills and training. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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Shell Faces Pushback As Alaska Drilling Nears
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