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FILE - In this March 14, 2014 file photo a layer of smog covers the city of Brussels. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)

Republicans, Democrats brainstorm on plan to reduce greenhouse gas

- The Washington Times

Amid a raging debate about how the U.S. should approach climate change, Republicans and Democrats on a key Senate panel Wednesday sought common ground on the best ways to continue reducing the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions through research, innovation and private-sector leadership.

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Top 20 onshore US petroleum spills since 2010

- Associated Press

The spill of an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota on Thursday from TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline is one of the 20 largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010. Here are the top 20 spills during that period as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The list ranks them by size and includes the date, gallons spilled, commodity, company name, city or county and state of spill and estimated costs including property and environmental damages.

This Oct. 17, 2017 photo shows the Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station in Braceville, Ill. Radioactive waste continues to pour from Exelon's Illinois nuclear power plants more than a decade after discovery of chronic leaks led to national outrage, a $1.2 million government settlement and a company vow to guard against future accidents, according to federal and state record reviewed by Better Government Association. (Madison Hopkins/Better Government Association via AP)

Investigation: Radioactive leaks at Illinois nuclear plants

- Associated Press

Radioactive waste continues to pour from Exelon's Illinois nuclear power plants more than a decade after the discovery of chronic leaks led to national outrage, a $1.2 million government settlement and a company vow to guard against future accidents, an investigation by a government watchdog group found.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. Fisheries biologists in Idaho say they think they know why a relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean. (Dan Baker/Idaho Fish and Game via AP, File)

Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them

- Associated Press

A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why.

Wyoming game managers take public comment on grizzly bears

Associated Press

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department public meeting on how to manage grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem drew comments and ideas from hunting guides who perceive there are too many grizzly bears and environmentalists insistent that Jackson Hole should remain a hunting-free sanctuary.

A replica of the Statue of Liberty by Danish artist Jens Galschiot emits smoke in a park outside the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

After Bonn: where next for the global climate caravan?

Associated Press

As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here's a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming: