So, You’ve Got 100% Renewable ...

Oct 11, 2019 by

Manufacturers seeking to decarbonize have a long row to hoe. They can order up a package of renewable energy and carbon offsets to power their factories and offices, but that’s just for starters.

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What Are Californians Supposed...

Oct 10, 2019 by

PG&E is turning off the power to protect against another fire. It’s created a new kind of disaster.

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A Major Fossil Fuel State Is J...

Oct 4, 2019 by

Pennsylvania is the nation’s No. 2 natural gas producer, and No. 3 in coal. Its governor says ‘we need to get serious’ about the climate crisis.

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A ‘Chilling Message’: Trump Cr...

Oct 3, 2019 by

President Trump’s political feud with California has spread collateral damage across more than a dozen other states, which have seen their regulatory authority curtailed and their autonomy threatened by a Trump administration intent on weakening the environmental statutes of the country’s most populous state.

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The Beam Podcast, Episode 1: P...

Oct 2, 2019 by

The Earth is warming at a faster pace than the world’s scientists thought it would, and the climate crisis has become an emergency. Fossil fuels are the largest contributor to climate change.

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Court: Trump’s EPA Can’t...

Oct 2, 2019 by

A Trump-appointed judge was involved in the ruling. Without a strong plan for cutting coal power plant emissions, meeting ozone requirements gets much harder.

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Killing California car polluti...

Oct 2, 2019 by

If you want to upend a half-century of legal tradition, you better have a damn-solid argument to justify your move. Especially if it’s a legal move so broad that it could nullify local speed limits.

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Before 1965, low CO2 levels we...

Sep 26, 2019 by

Humans have never lived with the high CO2 atmospheric conditions of the last 60 years, according to a new study.

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Up from the ashes

Sep 25, 2019 by

Could a solar-powered uprising reshape Puerto Rico?

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University of California to Di...

Sep 19, 2019 by

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, two top university investment officials said it was the long-term risk posed by fossil fuel investments, rather than concerns over the environment, that led them to pull some $150 million in fossil fuel assets from the university endowment.

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Sliding Down the Climate Slope

Sep 19, 2019 by

The widely recited “12-year deadline” to avert catastrophe is wrong — and right.

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Fossil fuel companies roll out...

Sep 17, 2019 by

Forget “climate change” and “global warming”: Environmental advocates are increasingly using phrases that emphasize the urgency of our planetary pickle, such as “climate crisis,” “climate emergency,” and “existential threat.”

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Trump to bar California from s...

Sep 17, 2019 by

The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and blocking states from setting tailpipe emission rules — a move that will spark a furious legal challenge, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday

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UK Solar Capacity: Is the Futu...

Sep 13, 2019 by

Astonishingly, the solar capacity in the UK has increased from 5,488.6 MW in 2014 to 13,259 MW in June 2019.

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Trump Administration to Roll B...

Sep 12, 2019 by

The Trump administration on Thursday announced the repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation that had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and other bodies of water.

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Top Things Individuals can do ...

Sep 10, 2019 by

The topic of climate change is extremely controversial in today’s world as the impacts of this are being seen at all different corners of the globe. 

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After State Rejects Gas Pipeli...

Sep 9, 2019 by

UK-based National Grid, already under scrutiny at home, is now tangling with New York’s governor over plans for a new pipeline under Lower New York Bay.

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Big Oil undermines U.N. climat...

Sep 6, 2019 by

Major oil companies have approved $50 billion of projects since last year that will not be economically viable if governments implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, think-tank Carbon Tracker said in a report published on Friday.

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Extreme weather is driving the...

Sep 5, 2019 by

Energy storage installations for homes and businesses — involving battery technology — are on the rise in areas where extreme weather threatens the electric power grid, such as flood-prone Houston, wildfire-stricken California and hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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A step too far for the Appalac...

Sep 4, 2019 by

The Trump administration wants to allow a pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail on federal lands. Congress should say no.

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A Southern Governor’s Cl...

Aug 30, 2019 by

The state’s Republican-controlled legislature remains an obstacle to big changes, so the administration is looking for work-arounds and short-term wins.

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“God Told Me to Fight”—Inside ...

Aug 29, 2019 by

Houses, several churches, and an elementary school would all be about a mile away.

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Friends Of The Earth Blasts TV...

Aug 27, 2019 by

The Tennessee Valley Authority, popularly known as the TVA, is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity to business customers and local power companies. According to its website, “it serves 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. It receives no taxpayer funding and derives virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity.

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Appeals Court Rules Against Co...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Western coal states want an export terminal on the Columbia River. Washington state has concerns about the company and its environmental and climate impact.

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Did North Dakota Regulators Hi...

Aug 21, 2019 by

In July 2015 workers at the Garden Creek I Gas Processing Plant, in Watford City, North Dakota, noticed a leak in a pipeline and reported a spill to the North Dakota Department of Health that remains officially listed as 10 gallons, the size of two bottled water delivery jugs.

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Government Delays First Big U....

Aug 19, 2019 by

It ordered an expanded review for Vineyard Wind at the same time Trump is weakening environmental rules for fossil fuel projects that contribute to climate change.

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Fracking and Shale Drilling Ca...

Aug 16, 2019 by

Climate-changing pollution reached unprecedented levels in 2018. That’s both judged against the last 60 years of modern measurements and against 800,000 years of data culled from ice cores, according to the U.S. government’s State of the Climate report, which was published this week with the American Meteorological Society.

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How One Billionaire Could Keep...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Australia — The vast, untapped coal reserve in northeastern Australia had for years been the object of desire for the Indian industrial giant Adani.

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Trump Weakens Endangered Speci...

Aug 13, 2019 by

The changes also let the government consider economic interests and could open doors to oil and gas drilling and mining in sensitive areas, including the Arctic.

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Exxon Accused of Pressuring Wi...

Aug 7, 2019 by

New York’s attorney general wants a judge to stop the oil giant from subpoenaing documents from investors, saying it would ‘discourage them from testifying’.

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