Jennifer Ludden Jennifer Ludden is an energy and environment editor for NPR.

Carbon Tax Gaining Popularity, But Not With Lawmakers

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Attorney General Eric Holder greets Alexis Margaret Herman, member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, before speaking at the organization's convention. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Zimmerman Verdict Feels Personal For Some In Service Sorority

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Esteban Roncancio and other protesters call for executive action on workplace discrimination for LGBT Americans in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Gays And Lesbians Turn Fight To Workplace Discrimination Ban

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Congress Not Likely To Pass Sweeping Climate Legislation

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Pew Poll: Adult LGBT Americans Optimistic About Future

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Pushed Off The Job While Pregnant

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Snowden Had A Fast Rise In The Intelligence World

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Alimony Till Death Do Us Part? Nay, Say Some Ex-Spouses

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Dawn Heisey-Grove hands off Zane to Jonathan after a midday feeding. The couple were both working full time when Jonathan lost his job as a graphic designer two years ago. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Stay-At-Home Dads, Breadwinner Moms And Making It All Work

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Defense Attorney Judy Clarke has defended Arizona mass shooter Jared Loughner, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Bombing Suspect's Lawyer A Quiet Defender Of The Notorious

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Cy Maramangalam gives a presentation about climate change for the Alliance for Climate Education. Courtesy of Alliance for Climate Education hide caption

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Filling In The Gap On Climate Education In Classrooms

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First-time homeowner Amanda Cowley in her new home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. After married couples, single women are the largest demographic group of homebuyers. Gabriella Demczuk /NPR hide caption

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Moving Out And Buying In: Single Ladies Emerge As Homeowners

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For the first time, new nationwide science standards recommend teaching K-12 students about climate change. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

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The Rev. Gene Robinson, along with his daughter Ella and partner Mark Andrew, attend a news conference after Robinson was confirmed as bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minneapolis in 2003. Robinson was the church's first openly gay bishop, and his daughter is an advocate for gay marriage. Eric Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Kids' Voices Key On Both Sides Of Gay-Marriage Debate

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