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19/4/2014
WHAT more could one want? It is cheap and simple to extract, ship and burn. It is abundant: proven reserves amount to 109 years of current consumption, reckons BP, a British energy giant. They are mostly in politically stable places. There is a ...   
11/4/2014
California is known for the twin threat of natural disasters from drought and earthquakes, with both phenomena certain to give many residents serious concern. But there is one group that is starting to reap serendipitous marketing ...   
9/4/2014
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is lobbying for a new law in California that would force energy companies to share as much as $2 billion of the state’s oil wealth with residents. The proceeds would come from an “extraction tax” ...   
26/3/2014
Environmentalists using a Keystone XL template to battle natural gas export terminals can draw a powerful parallel between the infrastructure projects -- both would speed up the development of vast fossil fuel pools -- but face longer odds ...   
18/2/2014
When Lynn Buehring leaves her doctor's office in San Antonio she makes sure her inhaler is on the seat beside her, then steers her red GMC pickup truck southeast on U.S. 181, toward her home on the South Texas prairie.About 40 miles down ...   
18/2/2014
In January 2011, with air quality worsening in Texas' booming oil and gas fields, state environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce emissions.The industry rebelled. So did the state legislature.A few months later, lawmakers ...   
14/2/2014
We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...   
13/2/2014
Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate change. "Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet,' the ...   
31/1/2014
In its final environmental review of TransCanada`s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department today acknowledges for the first time that the pipeline could "significantly impact" climate change. Unlike its previous reviews ...   
21/1/2014
Nuclear power is the energy dream that refuses to die, despite serious accidents at Windscale (1957), Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011). Many of the arguments that were employed in favour of nuclear in the ...   
19/1/2014
Former Prime Minister John Howard claimed Australians had "settled into a state of sustained agnosticism" on climate change. Is this true? Share Tweet this Email John Howard speaks at a press conference in London with Global Warming Policy ...   
18/1/2014
By announcing in December that it would award shale drilling licences in 2014, the coalition government has made plain its enthusiasm for shale gas. This zeal stems from the belief that an increased domestic gas supply will drive down national ...   
17/1/2014
The state of California formally declared a drought emergency today due to a lack of winter rainfall and water reserves at only 20 percent of normal levels. This is the third year of dry conditions across California, which poses a threat to the ...   
13/1/2014
Government moves to persuade councils to support fracking have been condemned as giving them "contradictory roles" and undermining trust in local government decisions, according to anti-fracking campaigners and an MP whose constituency has a site ...   
3/1/2014
For Mark Ruffalo, environmental activism started out with something to oppose, to be against: Fracking. It all began when the actor, perhaps best known for his role as Bruce Banner (The Hulk) in Marvel`s The Avengers, was raising his three small ...   
13/12/2013
The fires burned for four days after the explosions. A train carrying 72 cars of crude oil had barreled into the sleepy Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic and derailed. And the oil did what crude oil isn’t supposed to do: it blew up, killing 47 ...   
11/11/2013
Like the underground shale gas that Premier Christy Clark says will pave the way to a debt-free future, British Columbia appears caught between a rock and a hard place in balancing its hunger for a burgeoning liquefied natural gas industry and ...   
6/11/2013
From Virginia to Colorado to Washington, voters on election day 2013 threw their weight behind politicians and policies that in one form or another limit the use of coal, oil, or natural gas. Energy from fossil fuels isn't likely to ...   
24/10/2013
The viability of a fossil fuel future is rarely connected to the human rights abuses required to sustain it. How often do we think about where oil and gas is obtained? Are the Europeans or Americans any more aware? This deliberate ...   
23/10/2013
One morning in mid-July, I drove north out of Houston at the crack of dawn, three hours up Highway 59 into the cleaner air and dense, piney woods of deep East Texas. It was Sunday, and I was on my way to church. I’d been up that way ...   
18/10/2013
In 1973, Archie Bunker's All in the Family topped TV rankings and Tony Orlando's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree led Billboard charts. On the economic front, the United States depended heavily on foreign oil. This year, ...   
14/10/2013
Greenpeace has launched a landmark legal challenge to halt fracking in England, claiming drilling under people's homes without permission is unlawful. The campaign group made the announcement at a press conference in Lancashire, which ...   
9/10/2013
The head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development sought to make climate change a higher priority on the global agenda, urging the world on Wednesday to eliminate all emissions from burning fossil fuels sometime in the second ...   
6/10/2013
Coal has emerged as a defining issue in the race for Virginia's governor, and the stark divide between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe has grown wider with the release of new federal pollution limits on coal-fired power ...   
5/10/2013
Headlines may move markets, but the latest news on climate change has so far failed to disturb fossil-fuel investors. It's not for want of information. One week ago, this headline flashed across Wall Street traders' screens: "Fossil ...   

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