Native Americans Protest New Oil Pipeline In North Dakota

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In The Pacific Northwest, Oil Train Derailment Highlights Potential Dangers

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A natural gas line lies broken in San Bruno, Calif., after a massive explosion on September 9, 2010. A federal jury found Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest utility, guilty of misleading investigators about how it was identifying high-risk pipelines. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Orange sediment laced with heavy metals is visible in the path of water coming out of the Natalie/Occidental Mine in southwestern Colorado. This mine is one of dozens on a proposed Superfund listing pending with the EPA. Several mines in the area have been leaching the tainted water for years — well before the Gold King Mine spill. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

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A massive gas pipeline fire roared through a neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2010. Federal prosecutors, without explanation, slashed the potential criminal penalties they were seeking in the trial of utility giant PG&E for violating gas pipeline safety laws. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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The Solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft prepares to take off from the Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital on Sunday as it heads to Abu Dhabi on the final leg of its world tour. Khaled Desouki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A car drives by a Switch data center in Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2015. In 2013, data centers consumed 2 percent of all U.S. power — triple what they used in 2000. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

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Consumer advocates took to the streets of Phoenix recently to protest against an Arizona utility's efforts to bill customers using a so-called "demand charge." If approved, Arizona Public Service would be the first utility in the country to place most of its residential customers on that kind of rate plan. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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Uber But For Energy: Utility Surge Pricing Threatens Summer Cool

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A new study finds people who are well-hydrated have lower body weights and lower odds of obesity. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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Thirsty? New Study Links Good Hydration To Slimmer Waistlines

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Not In My Landfill: Georgia Residents Fight Plan To Store Toxic Coal Ash

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Logger Greg Hemmerich and his crew feed low-value trees into a wood chipper, before bringing the chips to ReEnergy Holdings' biomass plant in Lyonsdale, N.Y. David Sommerstein/NCPR hide caption

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Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

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'The New York Times' Investigates An Ailing Clean Coal Project

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Herman "Dub" Tolbert, shown inside an American Legion post in Bokoshe, Okla., says the community is left exposed and he's determined to make regulators listen. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Communities Uneasy As Utilities Look For Places To Store Coal Ash

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Eric Frumin (right) stands in front of his solar panels on the roof of his Brooklyn home alongside architect David Cunningham (left) and AeonSolar's Allen Frishman (center). Courtesy of Eric Frumin hide caption

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Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, prepares to land in Seville, Spain, on Thursday. Jean Revillard/AP hide caption

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'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

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California To Close State's Last Nuclear Power Plant

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