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US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 photo, workers board large-sized liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility in Geoje Island, South Korea. South Korea’s big three shipbuilders _ Daewoo, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries _ won orders for 53 new LNG carriers in 2018 at about $200 million each, soaking up the lion’s share of the 62 vessels ordered globally, according to numbers compiled by the London-based shipping group Clarkson Research. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

In South Korea's largest shipyard, thousands of workers in yellow hard hats move ceaselessly between towering cranes lifting hulks of steel. They look like a hive of bees scurrying over a massive circuit board as they weld together the latest additions to the rapidly growing fleet of tankers carrying super-chilled liquefied natural gas across the world's oceans.

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UN: 2000-2009 likely warmest decade on record (6:46 a.m. 12/8/09)

By CHARLES J. HANLEY AP Special Correspondent COPENHAGEN (AP) — This decade is very likely to be the warmest since record keeping began in 1850, and 2009 could rank among the top-five warmest years, the U.N. weather agency reported Tuesday ...

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