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  The global warming battle you haven’t heard of

Need to Know talks with Todd Woody, an environmental journalist in California, about a little-known initiative there that could derail the state’s global warming laws.

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A political climate: The battle over Prop 23

A California ballot initiative is getting national attention as the first time U.S. voters will determine policy on global warming — and out-of-state interests are spending millions to sway the result.

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  Googling in the wind: The search engine giant goes green

Google has gone from search engine to phonemaker to TV producer. Now, the Internet giant is investing in green energy, helping build a giant wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Give me one good reason for a new energy policy

General Electric’s CEO wants a new energy policy, and so do the rest of us. And many presidents have promised one. Robert Fri asks: What’s the holdup?

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Could clean cookstoves save lives and help clear the air?

Need to Know’s Alison Stewart learns more about the $60 million cookstoves initiative recently announced by Hillary Clinton.

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  After ‘Glaciergate,’ UN panel on climate change mulls reforms

Need to Know talks with the man who reviewed the work of the UN’s Nobel Prize-winning climate science body, the IPCC, which has been accused of some embarrassing errors, such as ‘Glaciergate.’

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Judge denies request for records in UVA climate case

A Virginia judge set aside a request for records related to research by a prominent climate scientist at the University of Virginia. But the attorney general vowed immediately to try again.

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  Michael Mann on the latest Climategate crusade

In 1998, Michael Mann published a graph that showed the Earth was getting warmer. Now he’s being investigated for fraud. Alison Stewart talks to Mann to get his side of the story.

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Climate scientist calls Va. attorney general’s fraud probe ‘harassment’

An influential climate scientist who has been accused by the Virginia attorney general of defrauding the public calls the probe “criminal harassment” and warns that the case could set a “horrifying” precedent.

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