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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an energy reporter at National Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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New York State Moves to Ban Fracking

December 17, 2014 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state will not lift its ban on fracking. The long-awaited decision marks a decisive turn in the years-long battle over fracking in New York State. Energy companies are eager to unlock potentially vast reserves of natural gas in rock underlying ...

Next Time You Visit a National Park, You Might Get a Lecture on Climate Change

December 12, 2014 "Hey, you want to save some money?" That's the first thing Brian Ettling says when he meets a climate-change skeptic. Ettling has spent his summers working as a park ranger at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon for nearly a decade. He is on a mission to teach visitors that ...

Second Texas Textbook Publisher Drops Climate-Denial Entry Amid Backlash

November 18, 2014 McGraw-Hill, the second-largest educational publisher in the world, has removed key passages from a proposed Texas textbook that cast doubt on climate science. The publisher told education watchdog group Texas Freedom Network on Monday that it cut material from a sixth-grade social-studies textbook up for review by the Texas Board ...

Under Pressure, Texas Textbook Publisher Caves on Climate Denial

November 14, 2014 Climate scientists can breathe a bit easier. Pearson Education—the largest educational publisher in the world—has cut material from a proposed Texas social-studies textbook that cast doubt on the human causes of global warming. The revision arrives one week ahead of a final vote by the Texas Board of Education to ...

Drought Is Taking California Back to the Wild, Wild West

November 11, 2014 Mary Madden feels paranoid. Last fall Madden noticed something suspicious. The water filling the tanks outside her veterinary clinic in Los Gatos, Calif., was disappearing at an alarming rate. Madden checked for leaks but found none. Then she realized: Someone was stealing her water. "I just couldn't believe it," she ...

What Quarantine In the U.S. Looks Like

October 1, 2014 In mid-August, a man who had recently traveled to Liberia showed up at an emergency room in Birmingham, Ala., with a fever. Doctors quarantined the patient, fearing that he might have contracted Ebola, a deadly virus that has spread swiftly through West Africa in recent months. Attending physicians at the ...

EPA Is Cracking Down on Dentists

September 25, 2014 Your dentist wants you to clean your teeth. The federal government wants your dentist to clean his office. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released a proposal to cut down on the amount of mercury that winds up in the water supply as a result of a routine dental procedure. ...

Why Is Kansas Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse?

September 24, 2014 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants his state to be ready when zombies arrive. And to make sure Kansas takes the zombie apocalypse seriously, Brownback plans to officially declare October "Zombie Preparedness Month" during a ceremonial event Friday at the Kansas Statehouse. Zombie Preparedness Month, however, is not actually about planning ...

Obama Is Pushing Climate-Change Resilience, but He's Not Promising New Carbon Cuts

September 23, 2014 President Obama wants the U.S. to plan for climate change as it doles out international aid. During an address Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit, Obama will unveil a blueprint aimed at ensuring that projects funded by U.S. international development dollars are able to withstand the worst effects of ...

Hollywood, the Circus, and Congress Are Fighting Over 'Tiger Selfies'

August 28, 2014 Social media has created a monster. People are posing with tigers, lions, cheetahs, and jaguars, then uploading the images to Facebook and dating sites like OkCupid. So-called "tiger selfies" have proven paricularly popular with young men hoping to stand out from the crowd. And the pictures are spreading like wildfire ...