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Pope to world: clean up your act 

VATICAN CITY – With a poet’s lyricism, a former chemist’s precision and a pontiff’s moral thunder, Pope Francis recast humanity’s relationship with nature in stark ethical terms, hoping to spur a warming, filthy world to clean up its act “before it’s too late.” In issuing “Laudato Si,” his much-anticipated encyclical on climate change, the pope on Thursday took an extraordinary approach to an environmental issue often framed in the dry language of science. Francis’ teaching document is a melodic yet radical indictment, depicting a materialistic and wasteful society that is hurting the planet and its poorest people.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 2013

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo speaks at news conference Monday in Boise at the Idaho state capitol (Betsy Russell)

Crapo gets Unicorn Award 

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo speaks at news conference Monday in Boise at the Idaho state capitol Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo got caught up in an Obama campaign stunt to help push his initiative to address climate change. Volunteers for Organizing for America, the political...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

A “Frozen Gore” ice sculpture is unveiled Tuesday in Fairbanks, Alaska. The block, hooked up to the exhaust of a pickup  to make it appear Gore is spouting hot air, is a dig from two businessmen at Gore’s beliefs about climate change.

Extreme weather? 22 

A “Frozen Gore” ice sculpture is unveiled Tuesday in Fairbanks, Alaska. The block, hooked up to the exhaust of a pickup to make it appear Gore is spouting hot air, is a dig from two businessmen at Gore’s beliefs about climate change. Last week a...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

Montana oil leases suspended 

BILLINGS – A federal judge has approved a first-of-its-kind settlement requiring the government to suspend 38,000 acres of oil and gas leases in Montana so it can gauge how oil field activities contribute to climate change.At issue are the greenhouse gases emitted by drilling machinery...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010

The Greenland ice sheet, shown above, is reportedly losing 200 million cubic meters of ice a year. A University of Idaho professor plans to study how clouds above the ice sheet influence climate. Photo courtesy of Von Walden (Photo courtesy of Von Walden / The Spokesman-Review)

Climate Skepticism Grows as Emissions Fall 16 

The Greenland ice sheet, shown above, is reportedly losing 200 million cubic meters of ice a year.WASHINGTON, DC — Following a scandal over stolen emails and the discovery of errors in a prominent research report, the number of Americans in doubt over climate change has...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.