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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Low on water, California farme...

Aug 6, 2019 by

If California is to meet its goal of running on 100-percent clean electricity by 2045, fields that once grew hay are going to have to start producing electrons.

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What’s in the way of this Texa...

Aug 5, 2019 by

The golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered songbird native to Central Texas, always seems to be flitting around controversy.

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So Long and Thanks for all the...

Aug 2, 2019 by

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again washed its hands of its responsibility to protect the health and safety of our waterways.

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An Absence of Energy Leadershi...

Aug 1, 2019 by

These are interesting times for electricity regulators and legislators in the 13 US states, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Ohio Valley to Illinois, that share authority with PJM and FERC. PJM has been in direct conflict with state activity and autonomy in regulating environmental effects from energy power production.

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Activists Call on Retiring FER...

Jul 18, 2019 by

For the past 30 years FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has voted in favor of 398 out of 400 applications for mostly fracked gas interstate pipelines and related projects. 

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Berkeley bans: straws, plastic...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Environmentalists have cheered “valve turners” who illegally cut off oil and gas flows through pipelines. Now their political allies are turning off valves on gas pipelines that connect to buildings in their own towns.

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Fewer Inspections for Aging Nu...

Jul 18, 2019 by

A new report by staff members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees the safety of the nation’s 59 aging nuclear power plants, recommends that the commissioners significantly weaken or reduce safety inspections of the plants.

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‘We Can’t Sit on the Sid...

Jul 17, 2019 by

“Regardless of how we feel about the term ‘climate change,’ the one thing I hope we all agree on is that each of us individually, as companies, impact the environment,” he said. “And it is our responsibility to do everything we can to make sure that we can be respectful in terms of that impact.”

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The climate change policy with...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Public clean energy R&D is overlooked and underfunded.

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National Grid to NYC customers...

Jul 11, 2019 by

On Monday, the leading distributor of natural gas in the Northeast, National Grid, sent an urgent-sounding email to many of its New York customers —

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Maine Hits Clean Energy Grand ...

Jul 9, 2019 by

As a baseball fan, I’m looking forward to watching the best players in the world compete for bragging rights in the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star game tonight. As a Maine resident for the past 11 years, I’m even more thrilled to see Maine regain its all-star status as a clean energy leader.

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Virtual Pipelines: A Dangerous...

Jul 3, 2019 by

For several years a mysterious fleet of tractor trailers loaded with natural gas cylinders has been crisscrossing U.S. roads, and in the dark early morning hours on Sunday, March 3, one drove off a highway near Cobleskill, New York, careened down an embankment, and flipped over.

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The Latest Signs We Are Cookin...

Jul 3, 2019 by

A European Union satellite has confirmed that June was the hottest month on earth since scientific record-keeping began around 1850.

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U.N. Chief Warns Paris Climate...

Jul 1, 2019 by

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates—U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy.

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Today’s Fossil Fuel Infr...

Jul 1, 2019 by

To stay within the Paris climate goals, coal and other fossil fuel-fired power plants would have to shut down early or be retrofitted for carbon capture.

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There’s a new EPA air sheriff ...

Jul 1, 2019 by

Out with one EPA official with close ties to big polluters, in with Anne Idsal, a little-known, politically connected Texan with a shaky grasp on climate science.

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General Electric’s multi-billi...

Jun 27, 2019 by

A new report says the industrial giant misread the tea leaves on clean energy  —  and should serve as a warning to businesses worldwide.

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EPA’s air pollution chie...

Jun 26, 2019 by

EPA air pollution chief Bill Wehrum is leaving the Environmental Protection Agency after House Democrats began an investigation into his ties to his old law firm.

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As Coal Fades in the U.S., Nat...

Jun 26, 2019 by

America’s coal-burning power plants are shutting down at a rapid pace, forcing electric utilities to face the next big climate question: Embrace natural gas, or shift aggressively to renewable energy?

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What the ‘Fossil Fuel Ec...

Jun 21, 2019 by

“Unless we change course now and treat the crisis for what it is, we will continue to see more disasters like today.”

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100 times more pollution than ...

Jun 21, 2019 by

The numbers are stunning: Methane pollution from ammonia fertilizer plants is 100 times higher than what the industry reports, and substantially above what the Environmental Protection Agency estimates for all industrial processes in the United States.

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Largest Tennesee Solar Landfil...

Jun 21, 2019 by

C2 Energy Capital recently announced the completion of the largest Tennessee solar power landfill project.

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New York Passes Ambitious Clim...

Jun 20, 2019 by

The state legislation drew widespread praise for its goals, but also concerns that it fell short on support for disadvantaged communities.

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Trudeau Approval of Tar Sands ...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday is reportedly expected to approve a $5.5 billion expansion of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline, a move environmentalists warned would make an “absolute mockery” of the House of Commons’ vote to declare a climate emergency just hours earlier.

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Solar, Wind, & Batteries ...

Jun 20, 2019 by

The continuing decline in costs for wind, solar, and battery storage technology will drive a global power grid half-powered by renewables by 2050, according to new projections published this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to R...

Jun 19, 2019 by

Loading coal at the Spring Creek Mine in southern Montana. The mine’s owner, Cloud Peak Energy, declared bankruptcy in May.

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