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Iowa caucus: Cruz leads Trump in Republican opinion poll

<b>A survey asking Republican supporters in the key US state of Iowa to pick a presidential candidate has placed Texas Senator Ted Cruz ahead of Donald Trump, who leads in most national polls.</b><p>The poll, ordered by Bloomberg Politics and The Des Moines Register, gave Mr Cruz a 10-point lead over Mr …

Republicans

Paris Climate Change Deal Could Spell The Beginning Of The End Of The Fossil Fuel Age

It has been a month of tragedy and upheaval in Paris as a result of the terrorist attacks that killed 129 people throughout the city.<p>But there can be no more emphatic demonstration of the city’s intent to overcome this trauma than its ability just weeks later to gather more than 150 world leaders …

Climate

Playoff picture: Buffalo needs a miracle

The Buffalo Bills didn't receive any help from the out of town scoreboard on Sunday. They also didn't help their own cause by losing on the road to …

John Prescott On Climate Change Deal: "We've Got To Move To A Green Economy"

Kerry: Climate Agreement is a Win for All

The Climate Path Ahead

At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro 23 years ago, the world’s nations adopted a treaty that pledged, but ultimately failed, to cut the emissions driving global warming. In Paris over the last two weeks, negotiators from around the world met for the 21st time since then in an effort to move from …

Climate

German plasma success raises nuclear fusion hopes

<b>A German nuclear fusion experiment has produced a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy.</b><p>The helium plasma - a cloud of loose, charged particles - lasted just a tenth of a second and was about one million degrees Celsius.<p>It was hailed as a …

Physics

COP21: Climate deal 'final draft' reached in Paris

<b>Organisers of the climate talks in Paris say a final draft text has been reached after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations.</b><p>An official in the office of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the AFP news agency the draft would be presented to ministers at 10:30 GMT.<p>No details of the …

Climate

3 Key Questions for the Energy Industry Around a Global Climate Agreement

Representatives from more than 180 countries are in Paris this week to forge a global climate agreement. If successful, the agreement will send strong signals to financial markets — and therefore to businesses and investors — about the direction of energy for the foreseeable future.<p>Many business …

Fossil Fuels

Climate change: Understanding the debate over 'transparency'

As negotiators at the<p>United Nationsclimate summit outside Paris work toward a Friday deadline on a final agreement aimed at reducing worldwide carbon emissions, one sticking point is how to measure, report and verify emissions to ensure that countries are meeting their reduction targets. Here are …

Australian firm brings floating solar plant technology to the U.S.

Solar technology from Down Under will soon be providing power in California, as the company behind the world’s first-ever floating solar plant just …

COP21: 'Fireworks' expected as new climate text published

<b>A critical "clean" draft text has been published at UN climate talks here in Paris after delays.</b><p>This new version, 29 pages long, marks the first time the French presidency of the meeting has pulled together an outline of a deal.<p>The new draft has significantly reduced the options on many of the key …

Climate

Key questions left unanswered in the draft climate deal

The international climate deal in Paris has now reached the “rough draft” stage. As global leaders from 195 countries attempt to nail down the …

3 Reasons New York's New Carbon Emissions Goal Is A Huge Step

NEW YORK -- The Empire State wants to conquer its carbon emissions.<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered the state Department of Public Service, which oversees utilities, to "design and enact" regulations mandating that the state generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.<p>The …

Fossil Fuels

Sanders Unveils Climate Change Plan

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is rolling out a plan to slow the effect of climate change, vowing to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030.<p>The …

COP21: Ministers in final push for Paris climate deal

<b>Ministers from all over the world gather in Paris on Monday in a final push for a new global climate compact.</b><p>The politicians will attempt to craft a deal from a draft negotiating text signed off by delegates here on Saturday.<p>Poor countries warned the talks would fail if the rich tried to limit …

Climate

Even ExxonMobil says climate change is real. So why won’t the GOP?

To understand how dangerously extreme the Republican Party has become on climate change, compare its stance to that of ExxonMobil.<p>No one would confuse the oil and gas giant with the Sierra Club. But if you visit Exxon’s website, you will find that the company believes climate change is real, that …

Climate

New York Giants: Nail in the Coughlin

<i>The New York Giants came into the rivalry game needing a victory to stay alive in the division, and keep their playoff hopes alive. But in the</i> …

Newton keeps Panthers perfect with 41-38 win over Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers displayed composure in the clutch. That's what unbeaten teams do.<p>Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the Panthers clinched the NFC South with a 41-38 victory over the …

NFL

Analysis: Can Rahm Emanuel survive?

Two months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel let it be known he had every intention of seeking a third term and scheduled a giant fundraiser to replenish his …

Paris conference has draft agreement, but more work to be done

The conference is midway over, and participants have a draft -- but the current version has a lot of decisions that remain to be made.<p>Negotiators …

Paris climate talks: UN adopts climate-saving draft as stars add voices to call for change

Negotiators from 195 nations have delivered a blueprint for a pact to save mankind from disastrous global warming, raising hopes that decades of …

Week 13 picks against the spread

Week 13 has some good divisional battles. It is the time of year when those are the games that dominate the schedule. They also tend to make picking …

At Paris climate talks, experts cite looming risk from industrial coolants, methane

As world leaders grapple with how to cut global emissions of carbon dioxide, diplomats in Paris are recording progress in combating other pollutants that scientists believe are contributing powerfully to rising temperatures.<p>A coalition of governments and private businesses has agreed to take up a …

Climate

Growing Connection Between Climate Change, Terrorism Affects Politics

“Is it possible that we should prepare against other threats besides terrorists? Maybe we should be concerned about other problems as well.”<p>Those …