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Six years after a fiasco in Copenhagen and a year before he leaves office, a Paris summit offers Barack Obama the chance to make his mark in the fight against climate change. In December 2009, Obama left the Danish capital after signing on to a hastily issued statement by leaders hoping to save face. A deal to slow global warming seems to be within reach, even if it is less ambitious and less far reaching than first hoped.
US conservatives backed by the powerful gas and coal lobbies are at loggerheads with both the scientific world and President Barack Obama on the environment -- but have failed to block his path on climate change. Among them are several Republican White House contenders, who deny or downplay the impact of humans on global warming and reject efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, saying it could hurt the economy and favor China, the world's top carbon dioxide emitter ahead of the United States.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jay Cutler threw for 200 yards and a score and the Chicago Bears held off the Green Bay Packers on fourth-and-goal from the 8 with 22 seconds left for a 17-13 victory Thursday night.