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17/5/2015
The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. A second rig is expected in ...   
15/5/2015
The strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of shale gas development has to be completed in two years – before exploration for the energy source begins in earnest, assessment leader Professor Bob Scholes said this week. The government`s ...   
14/5/2015
A wide-reaching trade agreement between the United States and several Asian nations could have catastrophic repercussions for climate change, including giving corporations the power to sue governments that try to limit polluting industries, ...   
14/5/2015
In a Montana Greyhound station, Annita Lucchesi, a 24-year-old Southern Cheyenne woman, noticed an entire wall filled with photos of missing women. “The majority of them were native women and it broke my heart,” she says.Lucchesi works ...   
13/5/2015
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction. On ...   
12/5/2015
A 44-year-old requirement that North Carolina study potential environmental impacts before launching building projects and another mandate that utilities rely more on alternative energy sources stand to weaken if trends in the General Assembly ...   
8/5/2015
Can Germany signal the beginning of the end for coal investment in Europe? This question gained prominent media attention last week amid competing protests staged on opposite sides of the country. One, a human chain of 6,000 ...   
28/4/2015
Oil wells and natural gas may have made individual Americans rich, but they have impoverished the great plains of North America, according to new research. Fossil fuel prospectors have sunk 50,000 new wells a year since 2000 in three ...   
16/4/2015
Controversial bills that would create a regulatory framework for fracking in Florida passed committee hurdles on Tuesday over the objections of environmental groups and concerned citizens. Members of the House State Affairs Committee ...   
14/4/2015
The wheels begin to turn in earnest next week on efforts to bring a ban on hydraulic fracturing before Michigan voters in 2016. When Michigan's Board of State Canvassers meets Tuesday, the four-member panel will review forms for the ...   
13/4/2015
The end of the 2008 Democratic primary was a weird, drawn-out exercise in face-saving and point-making. Sometime around the end of March or the beginning of April of that year, it became apparent that Hillary Clinton had no viable path to the ...   
11/4/2015
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce her decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. While the crowded Republican field has led to questions of how to fit all serious candidates on a debate stage, ...   
11/4/2015
It’s strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. And on the chief difference between them - ...   
9/4/2015
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $30 million to bolster the Sierra Club’s 13-year-old campaign to end America’s reliance on coal, one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases. The grant will bring the former New York City mayor's ...   
8/4/2015
World leaders are once again racing to avert disastrous levels of global warming through limits on greenhouse gas emissions. An agreement may be in reach, but because of the vast supplies of inexpensive fossil fuels, protecting the world from ...   
8/4/2015
President Obama could reject or approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline any day, week or month now. And as a decision looms, environmentalists face a daunting question: Can they recreate the kind of mass appeal that Keystone inspires when ...   
5/4/2015
There are immense water efficiencies to be gained, but any rational reorganization is blocked by the US financial oligarchy, which, controlling the entire political system, will not abide any impingement on its profits. The unprecedented ...   
2/4/2015
When it comes to energy, we live in transformative times. From shale oil helping to upend global markets, to explosive growth in rooftop solar, the changes we’re seeing in the energy industry have not only been rapid, but often ...   
27/3/2015
An anticipated cascade of litigation targeting the Obama administration's new drilling rule gained speed yesterday as a Wyoming lawsuit became the second legal challenge on court dockets so far. Wyoming's suit accuses the Interior ...   
20/3/2015
The Obama administration rolled out fracking rules today that will regulate about 100,000 oil and gas wells on public and tribal lands. The rules come after a long process, initiated in Obama’s first term, to regulate the now-booming industry, ...   
20/3/2015
Earlier this week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said that the new regulations for fracking on federal lands from the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would be released “within the next few days,” following a ...   
19/3/2015
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 ...   
15/3/2015
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, ...   
14/3/2015
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 ...   
14/3/2015
Deep in the Algerian Sahara, the oasis town of Ain Salah is a focus of opposition to a new wave of fracking, with violent confrontations between police and up to 40,000 protestors, writes Alexander Reid Ross. They have two main concerns: ...   

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