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U.S. carbon emissions back on the rise after years of decline

Thanks in large part to increased coal use, energy-related CO2 emissions in the U.S. increased two percent in 2013, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Monday. While still ten percent lower than 2005's levels, last year's emissions mark a reversal in a three-year trend of decline:

Coal's minor comeback, the Washington Post explains, was prompted by a bump in the cost of natural gas:

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