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European lawmakers (left to right) Francoise Grossetete of France, Manfred Weber of Germany and Jozsef Szajer of Hungary vote in favor of the Paris climate change agreement on Tuesday. Jean-Francois Badias/AP hide caption

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Researchers at MIT found that many hybrid and battery-operated cars already meet the global emissions goals for 2030. Andrea Kissack/NPR hide caption

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It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

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Las Cañadas is an ecological cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico that's working to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change while producing food, materials, chemicals and energy. Courtesy of Ricardo Romero/Chelsea Green Publishing hide caption

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President Obama attended the plenary session of the international climate conference Monday, just outside Paris. By using regulations instead of treaties, Obama hopes to continue to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Obama Hopes To Achieve U.S. Climate Goals

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This sea wall protects the Quinault Indian Nation at the mouth of the Quinault River. In March, a state of emergency was declared by the tribe when waves crashed over the wall. Larry Workman/KUOW/EarthFix hide caption

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Facing Rising Waters, A Native Tribe Takes Its Plea To Paris Climate Talks

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Coal miner Dennis Ferrell watches over conveyer belts carrying coal out of a mine in Welch, W.Va. Climate talks in Paris are focused on moving away from coal in hopes of protecting the environment. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Cocoa pods in Ivory Coast, one of the world's top producers of cocoa. Climate models suggest that West Africa, where much of the world's cocoa is grown, will get drier, which could affect supply. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

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A view of the opening of COP21 on climate change Monday in Paris. More than 150 world leaders are meeting for the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Jerry Brown (left) meets with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 27. Brown has been brokering his own international agreement on climate change. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

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