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  • Energy Voices Want to fight climate change? Build more nuclear power.

    Aging plants and competition from cheaper alternatives threaten the future of US nuclear power, the country's largest source of carbon-free electricity. Even with renewable energy, it will be exceedingly difficult to meet US climate change targets if much of American nuclear goes offline, Cunningham writes.

  • Energy Voices Train delayed again? Blame the oil boom.

    With oil production booming in the US, producers are increasingly turning to railways to get crude to refineries. And so much oil is hitting the rails that it's crowding out grain and coal – and even people.

  • Energy Voices Who needs Keystone XL? Oil sands flow to US via loophole.

    As Keystone XL awaits a final decision from the Obama administration, at least one energy firm has found a loophole to ship controversial oil sands across the US border. The Keystone XL workaround could increase the flow of oil sands to the US by an additional 75,000 barrels per day without White House approval. 

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September 1, 2014

Photos of Labor Day weekend

An Indian laborer loads goods on a bike at Chawri Bazar, in New Delhi, India, Monday. Chawri Bazar, is a specialized wholesale hardware market said to have started in the late 19th Century, mostly selling brass, copper and paper products.

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