The History of Home Energy Use...

Jan 13, 2020 by

From firewood to solar-powered electricity, the resources we use to power our homes have drastically changed over the past 150 years and continue to evolve today.

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Wildlife is thriving in Fukush...

Jan 7, 2020 by

A lesson in what happens when the humans disappear.

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Into The Raging Sea

Jan 7, 2020 by

With waters rising around them, Pacific Islanders are marrying Space Age technology with ancestral wisdom.

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To Fight Climate Change, One C...

Jan 6, 2020 by

Seeking to do their part to avert climate change, dozens of cities are exploring ways to limit natural gas heating in new homes. One city may also require existing homeowners to make a switch.

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Our Cherished Rivers Are Under...

Dec 30, 2019 by

Permanent protections for free-flowing rivers need to be a centerpiece of every country’s national climate action plan. Chile can lead the way.

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Ask a Scientist: How to Ensure...

Dec 11, 2019 by

This month’s Ask a Scientist column takes a look at how the revolution in energy storage technology has the potential to wean the United States off fossil fuel-powered electricity and—if implemented correctly—lower residential electric bills, strengthen resilience to power outages, and clean up the air in communities where dirty power plants are located.

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Global Carbon Emissions Will H...

Dec 5, 2019 by

Global carbon emissions will hit a record high once again in 2019, despite climate scientists warning louder than ever of impending environmental disaster, according to a study published Wednesday.

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Coal Knew, Too

Nov 25, 2019 by

A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry was long aware of the threat of climate change.

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This Pipeline Cuts Across a Re...

Nov 18, 2019 by

They could face fines of $10,000 and up to six years in jail.

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The world’s energy report card...

Nov 14, 2019 by

The world just got its energy report card … and at best, its grades are mixed.

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In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro’s An...

Nov 13, 2019 by

An oil spill has been contaminating the northeastern shore for weeks.

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Build Tall or Net-Zero? The Co...

Nov 13, 2019 by

As President Trump moves forward with America’s globally embarrassing plan to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the state of California is—in addition to addressing the brunt of current climate change impacts—leading the nation in crafting policy around emissions reductions.

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The Promised Land

Nov 1, 2019 by

Big coal gave a tiny Texas town free land. There’s a major catch.

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‘Like a Death in the Family’...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Texas coal companies are leaving behind contaminated land. The state is letting them.

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Failing nuclear industry pushi...

Oct 24, 2019 by

A bailout proposed by the nuclear industry would cost tax and ratepayers billions, while starving demand for wind and solar

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How (Not) to Analyze the Cost ...

Oct 24, 2019 by

A Minnesota based think tank, Center of the American Experiment (CAE) releases a report last March greatly exaggerating the cost of roughly doubling current renewable energy use in Minnesota to 50 percent by 2030.

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What if you owned your own pow...

Oct 22, 2019 by

“If you don’t own an oil well, get one.”Well, maybe you can’t afford an oil well, but what if you could own something even bigger—an entire electric utility?

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PG&E Chief Says Blackout ...

Oct 18, 2019 by

PG&E’s chief executive said Thursday night that the utility had done a poor job in executing the blackout, even if its intentions — pre-empting wildfires caused by its equipment — were sound.

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Grids and Greed: An Expert Bre...

Oct 16, 2019 by

“The problem is much more ingrained in the way this company has developed and continues to operate than it is something as simple as just trying to make more money.”

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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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The Future, Post-Coal — ...

Sep 20, 2019 by

One point of agreement evident during a recent policy summit between Hopi and Navajo leaders was that the economy of northern Arizona can—and must—transcend its 20th-century past.

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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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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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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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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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Manmade Antarctic snowstorm &#...

Jul 19, 2019 by

Blowing trillions of tonnes of snow on to ice sheet could halt its collapse, researchers say

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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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10 Ways Andrew Wheeler Has Dec...

Jul 15, 2019 by

On July 8, President Trump hosted a White House event to unabashedly tout his truly abysmal environmental record.

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