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  If you’re a Republican and you believe in climate change, who do you vote for?

Virtually every GOP candidate has eschewed the science behind global warming. So if you’re green and you’re conservative, who do you vote for?

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  Hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods: A preview of life under global warming?

As Hurricane Irene, first major hurricane of the season, threatens the Eastern seaboard, Need to Know investigates the links between extreme weather and climate change.

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What’s happening with Hurricane Irene? Get updates throughout the weekend

The Climate Desk will be live-blogging Hurricane Irene as it nears landfall, in what some experts predict could be the most devastating storm to barrage the East Coast in history.

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  The sea also rises: What climate change means for coastal communities

The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is already experiencing the effects of sea-level rise. We explore how one American city is dealing with a problem that may soon be on all our doorsteps.

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  From allergies to deadly disease, feeling the effects of climate change

A rare but deadly fungal disease once known only in tropical climates is infecting people in the Pacific Northwest — and researchers say climate change may be why.

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Is a nuclear renaissance possible?

Will nuclear power itself be a casualty of the tragic events in Japan? Robert Fri explains how we can, and why we should, keep it in the mix.

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  One year after BP’s oil disaster, Grand Isle residents still struggle

On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we return to the community of Grand Isle, La., to see how families and business owners are faring.

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House Republicans now officially on record denying science behind climate change

House Republicans voted against a measure to adopt the scientific consensus that climate change is real. So here are a few other things they now officially don’t believe.

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  Does Punxsutawney Phil believe in climate change?

In honor of Groundhog Day, Need to Know talks with one of Phil’s closest confidants about the secrets behind his prognostications, the mysteries of the “Inner Circle” and whether the world’s most famous weatherman believes in global warming.

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