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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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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 ...

Watch Six Months of Fracking Fires Blaze Across the Country

August 22, 2014 Massive fires light up the sky in U.S. states at the center of a fracking boom. The fires—known as flaring—are a symptom of the rapid spread of the controversial drilling technique. Cities and towns across the country are scrambling to keep up with a newfound surplus of natural gas, and ...

Obama: U.K. and France Will Join U.S. In Delivering Aid to Iraq

August 11, 2014 President Obama announced that Britain and France will join the United States' humanitarian efforts in Iraq during a Saturday morning news conference from the White House's South Lawn. "This morning I spoke with Prime Minister Cameron from the United Kingdom and President Hollande from France and I'm pleased both leaders ...

EPA Chief: Teach Global Warming in Schools

August 8, 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wants schools to include climate science in their curricula. Irish America magazine scored an interview with McCarthy, who grew up in a Boston area family with Irish roots. In one question, she was asked whether climate change should be part of the educational system. ...

Nevada Takes Action to Save Wildlife Amid Devastating Drought

August 7, 2014 Nevada is taking drastic measures to keep wildlife alive. The state Department of Wildlife assembled a team of rescuers on Tuesday to pull fish out of water-filled ditches in Reno that are expected to dry up amid the devastating drought. A 25-person team—made up of department officials and volunteers—used nets ...

California Residents Are Painting Their Lawns Green

August 5, 2014 For Jay Torres, the hardest part of California's devastating drought wasn't the shorter showers or the fact that he couldn't wash his car. It was looking at his lawn, which withered and died when he cut back on watering. So he got creative. The San Bernardino resident hired someone to ...

The Costly Lobbying War Over America's Dying Honeybees

July 2, 2014 The insect world's biggest murder mystery is moving to K Street. Honeybees—pollinators that serve as the matchmakers of the floral kingdom—are dying off in droves, frightening environmentalists and scientists who fear the unfilled natural niche that collapsing bee colonies leave behind. Those concerns hit the national stage last month when ...

Must-Pass Budget Bill Stalls Over Global-Warming Fight

June 19, 2014 With a White House veto threat looming, top Senate Democrats on Thursday froze progress on a key spending bill. At issue: a Republican attempt to attach language to the measure that would block President Obama's plan to use the Environmental Protection Agency to address power plants' contributions to global warming. ...

Why Are Baby Animals Dying at the National Zoo?

April 2, 2014 The National Zoo has a horrifying tale to tell. In late December, one of the zoo's sloth bears gave birth to three cubs. But then -- in a gruesome turn -- the mother ate two of her cubs within a week of their birth, forcing zookeepers to rescue the third. ...

EPA Stakes Out Authority Over Waterways

March 25, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency wants you to know exactly which waterways it plans to protect. The agency floated draft rules Tuesday to define the bodies of water protected under the Clean Water Act. The rule brings the majority of U.S. streams and wetlands under EPA's jurisdiction. This means that any ...