Environment

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Could Leave a Lot of Renewable Energy Gains On The Table

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Could Leave a Lot of Renewable Energy Gains On The Table
Many states are already on track to meet or beat the renewable energy targets laid out for them by the EPA's Clean Power Plan, according to a new report from Earthjustice.
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NASA Model Shows How Carbon Emissions Travel Around The World

NASA scientists have brought to life the invisible carbon emissions floating around the atmosphere in a vivid, swirling simulation.
Computer model is the first to show in such fine detail how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere moves across the globe.
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Chanting Erupts as Keystone Fails In Senate

Chanting Erupts as Keystone Fails In Senate
Chanting Erupts as Keystone Fails In Senate
Moments after Senator Elizabeth Warren announces a bill to permit building the Keystone pipeline has failed to gather enough votes, chanting erupts.
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30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted

30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted
The state and federal governments have been in collusion with Big Oil in California for decades - and people concerned about the future of fish, wildlife and the oceans are fed up with the fact that Southern California's oceans were fracked at least 203 times over the past 20 years.
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Watch Bill Nye Shred a Climate Denying Congresswoman

Watch Bill Nye Shred a Climate Denying Congresswoman
Bill Nye the Science Guy has no patience with climate deniers like Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), whom he faced off with on a recent segment of CBS’s Meet The Press. Blackburn blithely dismissed his contention that climate change is real. Then Nye stepped in.
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Groundbreaking Study Finds Cancer-Causing Air Pollution Near Fracking Sites

Groundbreaking Study Finds Cancer-Causing Air Pollution Near Fracking Sites
The air quality near fracking sites and other gas and oil operations may not be safe to breathe, according to a new study Air Concentrations of Volatile Compounds Near Oil and Gas Production: A Community-Based Exploratory Study, published today in the journal Environmental Health.
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In Pennsylvania Governor's Race, Environmential Issues of Fracking a No-Show

In Pennsylvania Governor's Race, Environmential Issues of Fracking a No-Show
Fracking has become a prominent issue in this year's Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, energizing ads, debates and campaign appearances.
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'Business as Usual for Big Oil—Particularly in the Tar Sands—is Over'

'Business as Usual for Big Oil—Particularly in the Tar Sands—is Over'
The growing tide of tar sands resistance—seen in blockades, tree sits, petitions, education efforts and calls to divest—is having a measurable negative impact on the bottom line of the tar sands industry, according to a new report, prompting researchers to declare that "business as usual for tar sands is over."
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Against the Trend: Oil's Loss is Solar's Gain

Against the Trend: Oil's Loss is Solar's Gain
Usually gas prices falling are a bad thing for solar, pricing the renewable source way above the old standby. But a funny thing has happened: technological efficiencies have made solar just about comparable, regardless.
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Keystone XL Will Fail Obama's Climate Test If Plunge in Oil Prices Persists

Keystone XL Will Fail Obama's Climate Test If Plunge in Oil Prices Persists
Will crude oil prices go low enough and for long enough to become the final nails in the coffin of the Keystone XL pipeline? The answer just might be yes—but not for the reasons that might be assumed.
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