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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

A trip that would have shown a rare moment of bipartisanship between lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a GOP colleague appeared to fall apar...

Last month, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez accepted an invitation from GOP Rep. Andy Barr to visit his district in Kentucky. But last Friday, the goodwill seemed to flip.

A Kentucky sheriff suspended law enforcement due to a lack of funding: ‘Lock your doors, load your guns’

In a message on Facebook, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk told residents that he couldn't give them the help they need.
Donald Trump models a hard hat in support of coal miners during a 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia.

Trump says he thinks the Earth will cool back down, denying his own administration’s climate change report

While Trump correctly stated that the Earth's climate changes regularly over time, it does so on a geologic time scale, rather than a matter of years.
Mining coal has its costs.

A photographer spent years exploring India’s apocalyptic ‘capital of coal’ and returned with unreal photos

In India, photographer Sebastian Sardi was introduced to Dhanbad, a city known as the "capital of coal" due to the vast number of coal fields and strip-mines. The mining has turned the landscape into a post-apocalyptic moonscape.
People stand on the world's largest solar-powered boat in Cancun December 8, 2010.

California kicks its climate change fight into overdrive while Trump looks the other way

California is kicking its climate change fight into overdrive and several states are falling in line as the Trump administration moves in the opposite direction. The state will require all its electricity to come from carbon-free sources by 2045.
Exhaust rises from the East Bend Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, September 14, 2017.

Trump’s new pollution rules would cause hundreds more people to die prematurely each year, compared to the Obama plan it’s designed to rep...

President Donald Trump's administration released its new plan to regulate carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. According to an EPA analysis, Trump's new rules could cause up to 1,400 premature deaths annually.

Sanctions are crippling North Korea’s economy

The North Korean economy saw its steepest decline in 20 years in 2017, according to South Korea's central bank, as the isolated country faces mounting sanctions.
A woman watches a solar eclipse.

A new report shows where our energy will come from 30 years from now — and coal is the biggest loser

Renewable energy is set to provide close 50% of the world's energy by 2050, mostly because of falling battery costs. The use of coal will decline, providing only 11% of the world's energy.
A worker carries a flotation device that keep the solar panels above water.

China’s latest energy megaprojects show that coal is really on the way out

In Anhui, China, two giant solar farms — one of which will go online in May — are part of the global shift away from energy generated from fossil fuels.

5 sobering charts that show how many resources Americans use and waste

The average American uses a record amount of stuff — and generates a record amount of waste in the process.