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The Singapore-flagged tanker BW Zambesi set sail with little fanfare from the port of Galveston, Tex., on July 30, loaded with crude oil
destined for South Korea. But though it left inauspiciously, the ship's launch was another critical turning ...
The government is pressing ahead with plans to allow shale
gas companies to drill under people's homes without their consent, despite 99 per cent of respondents opposing the consultation proposals.
The Department of Energy and Climate
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...
Widespread public opposition to the government's fracking plans has again been underlined this week, as a new poll commissioned by the Guardian revealed a majority of people think fracking should be banned from national parks.
Hillary Clinton never actually said the word "fracking" during her keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada on Thursday, but she still clearly laid out her views on the technique: She`s all for it. She says it needs to be ...
Fracking should be completely banned from national parks, according to a strong majority of the UK public.
The controversial issue of shale
gas exploration in some of the country’s most precious landscapes forced ministers in July to ...
A survey released on Tuesday by the Department of Energy and Climate
Change (DECC) has contradicted findings from a trade body earlier this week. The new poll found less than a quarter of Brits said they support shale
gas extraction, a decline ...
Two dozen protestors were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in a demonstration against proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups reporting from the scene. Maryland’s ...
Environmental activists vowed Thursday to fight plans for a proposed 1,100-mile crude oil
pipeline that would slice diagonally through the heart of Iowa, but the state's politicians are withholding judgment for now.
Former state ...
Visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science can stand beside an enormous rotating drill bit, take a virtual ride down a fracking well and run their fingers along the smooth, dark surface of the Barnett Shale
, the natural gas-rich rock that ...
The public debate over climate
-change agents has focused recently on coal, shale oil
and fracked natural gas - fossil fuels, all. Vermonters might draw vague solace from knowing that these disputed resources, and the key battles being waged over ...
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate
"The costs to people, homes and the environment remain unacceptably high, but we now also know that the projected economic benefits are only a small fraction of what the oil
industry has been touting."
In spite of the millions spent ...
If 300 workers were to die in a nuclear accident or a shale
gas blast, such an energy source would be doomed. Not so coal. Coal is the filthiest and most polluting form of energy, and the most dangerous to extract. I recall my Welsh grandfather ...
One of Canada's premier scientific bodies has issued a critical report on the state of hydraulic fracturing in the nation, saying the industry has outpaced credible baseline data, scientific knowledge and necessary monitoring.
A new index has been launched that will make it easier for investors to steer their investments away from fossil FOSL -0.22% fuel companies, which contribute to climate
change and pollution.The new index series, launched by FTSE Group, ...
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 ...
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 ...