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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 ...
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” ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Unlike its previous reviews ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 campaign
ers and an MP whose constituency has a site ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Greenpeace has launched a landmark legal challenge to halt fracking in England, claiming drilling under people's homes without permission is unlawful.
group made the announcement at a press conference in Lancashire, which ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the potential benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline far outweigh the costs of all the lobbying being done in favour of the mega-project.Conservative politicians have made several trips to ...