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CBC (Nov. 30, 2012) — A groundbreaking study confirms major polar ice sheets are melting and contributing to a rise in sea levels, with devastating results in the case of storms such as Sandy.
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US, China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

US, China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

AP (Nov. 12, 2014) — A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. (Nov. 12) Video provided by AP
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