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On Thursday, the Senate Energy Committee convened a hearing to discuss the U.S. ban on crude oil exports, which has been in place since 1973. With the United States in the midst of an oil boom - and with Americans using less gas
than ever before ...
President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its greenhouse gas
emissions by nearly half over the next decade, driving his climate change
agenda forward despite percolating challenges from Republican-led ...
The folks who brought you the massive People’s Climate
March in September are now turbocharging New York City’s efforts to combat climate change
Activists and some of their allies in city government laid out an ambitious climate
A survey of American climate
activists by Grist inspired us to conduct our own survey on the priorities of German activists. Both surveys include a dozen or so leading figures of the climate
movement in each country. Before comparing the two, ...
On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy's High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United States. Opened in 2008 as a replacement for an aging coal plant, the ...
Global emissions of carbon dioxide, the main long-lived global warming pollutant, flatlined in 2014, despite global economic growth, a report released Friday found.
This is the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or ...
Scott Walker is killing it with Republicans. The Wisconsin governor is one of his party's rising stars--thanks to his ongoing and largely successful war against his state's labor unions, a fight that culminated Monday with the signing of a ...
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...
The Goolarabooloo people have their own name for James Price Point: Walmadany.
It’s a spectacular bit of country in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with soil the colour of burnt orange, and sapphire blue waters. But Walmadany ...
Fascism is alive and well in Canada. What else would you expect from a government that sanctions the seal slaughter? Canada likes to think of itself as "good", but it is just as "good" as the US. Both nations place money above all else because ...
companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental ...
Thousands of antifracking activists took to Oakland's streets Saturday to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to change
his stance and ban the controversial practice, which uses large amounts of a pressurized water mixture to crack subterranean rocks and ...
On his way out of office last November, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the door to allowing fracking
in that state, albeit under heavy regulation. That raised concerns that incoming pro-fracking Republican Governor Larry Hogan ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown has done more to fight climate change
than perhaps any other elected official in the United States. So what accounts for the environmentalists heckling him during speeches and planning to confront him Saturday at an ...
We worry a lot about the problem of climate change
. And we try to fix it -- again, again and again -- by changing how the country uses energy.
What we don’t stop and ponder enough, though, is that the country is changing how it uses ...
Methane is leaking from natural gas
infrastructure in Boston and the surrounding region at rates two to three times higher than government estimates, scientists at Harvard University and other institutions found.
Published in the journal ...
Anti-fracking protests have escalated in the small Algerian town of In Salah since the start of January, and have now spread to neighboring towns in the region. The demonstrations have continued despite the government's announcement that plans to ...
Most people consider fracking
a climate change
issue. They are able to make the connection between a potent greenhouse gas
like methane and its impact on warming the planet. But methane emission leaks at well sites are only one of the many ...
The government has been forced to change
plans on where fracking
can occur across the UK after conceding to Labour’s calls to close 13 environmental loopholes in the industry’s regulation.
Energy secretary Ed Davey accepted amendments to ...
A group of MPs failed to block plans for shale gas fracking
in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation and a ban on fracking
in national parks.
Some 200 protesters including the designer Vivienne Westwood rallied outside ...
is the process of extracting gas
and oil from shale rock by drilling into the earth.
"We cannot allow Britain's national parks and areas of outstanding natural
beauty to be developed into oil and gas
fields ... Parliament should ...
New York state’s fracking
fight has moved offshore. And now the key players include not just New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) but also New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).
New York’s famously dedicated anti-fracking activists, who last year ...
As we enter 2015, the state of the climate
movement is strong. Over the last year, we have grown in leaps and bounds. Together, we turned out over 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during last September’s People’s Climate
March. It ...
What should U.S. climate
activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
No matter what desperate steps the Chinese government takes--banning coal burning plants within the city limits, shuttering more than 300 factories, wiping out old vehicles and boilers, forcing heavy trucking to go nocturnal--this ...