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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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Outrage in Maryland as Feds Approve Controversial Natural Gas Facility

Outrage in Maryland as Feds Approve Controversial Natural Gas Facility
Opponents are weighing a motion for rehearing after feds approve massive $3.8 billion source of pollution without a full Environmental Impact Statement.
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Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations

Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations
While the U.S. Chamber, utilities, elected officials and other business organizations argue that these new rules will drive up the cost of energy thus hurting consumers and the economy, South Carolina is the perfect case study to dispel these fears. Despite a dramatic spike in the cost to consumers in order to build a pair of nuclear power plants, the state's economy is booming — at least according to Gov Nikki Haley's re-election campaign.
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SC Small Businesses Fight Climate Change to Preserve Disappearing Coastline

SC Small Businesses Fight Climate Change to Preserve Disappearing Coastline
Secretary of State John Kerry needs to talk with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Better yet, he should come see the South Carolina coast firsthand. Even a two- to three-foot rise in sea level will inundate many commercial areas and residential communities and destroy vital infrastructure. And this means we won’t be waiting until the end of the century to see our small-business coastal tourism economy start disappearing. It might be, as some scientists predict, only 30 to 40 years.
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Wind Energy Could Potentially Expand the Workforce in MN

Wind Energy Could Potentially Expand the Workforce in MN
Duluth Mayor Don Ness and President of Ventera Wind Joseph Woods held a press conference Wednesday about wind energy. Specifically, they want Congress to extend incentives to encourage the wind energy industry's further development. Currently, wind energy provides nearly 13 percent of Minnesota's power. Minnesota ranks fourth in the nation.
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New Report: Coal Plants Disproportionately Impact Communities Of Color

Of the 378 coal plants across the country, 75 are considered to be the most toxic and receive an “F” on the report’s environmental justice report card. Four million people live within three miles of those plants. In fact, some 78 percent of African-Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant.
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Nine Activists Shutdown Four Bank of America Branches in Coal Protest

This morning, nine activists interrupted business as usual at four Bank of America branches across the city of Charlotte, NC. The activists, most of whom were Charlotte locals, were there to protest the bank’s massive financing of the U.S. coal industry.
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Financed Emissions: A Big Problem for Banks, and a Bigger Problem for the Climate

What is the total greenhouse gas footprint of Citigroup, Bank of America, or UBS? Right now, we don’t know, and that’s a major problem for both banks and the climate.
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An Open Letter in Support of the Keystone XL Pipeline Blockade

Dear Friends,
As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it. For two weeks, they have captured the imagination of the world with a daring tree-sit and bold ground actions near Winnsboro, TX that have delayed TransCanada’s operations.
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