Doughnuts at a Krispy Kreme store in Washington, D.C. An environmental coalition says leading doughnut companies like Krispy Kreme source palm oil from suppliers who are clear-cutting rain forests and destroying wildlife habitat. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

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The EPA is proposing rules that would govern carbon dioxide gas emissions by U.S. power plants. Here, coal is transported via conveyor belt to the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyo., in March. Jim Urquhart/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

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The world must cut its greenhouse gas emissions to meet its goals, climate experts said Sunday. Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (left to right) Youba Sakona, Ramon Pichs Madruga, Ottmar Edenhofer and Rajendra Pachauri hold copies of their new report in Berlin. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

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Farmers participate in a CGIAR climate training workshop on how to interpret seasonal rainfall forecasts in Kaffrine, Senegal. Courtesy of J. Hansen/CGIAR Climate hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Geoff Brumfiel on the U.N. panel's report

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In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge

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Cattle graze at a Brazilian Agricultural Research experimental farm in Planaltina in Goias state. To reduce emissions from deforestation, the Brazilian government is experimenting with grazing on integrated forest and pasture lands. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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