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In Philadelphia, we have already started to see impacts of climate change. But to keep climate change at below 2°C (3.6°F), a level considered likely to avoid some of the most drastic effects of climate change, the 200 corporations with the most ...
Outspoken climate scientist James Hansen, director of NASA`s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is retiring as director of the cutting-edge Earth climate research lab to devote more time to climate activism and scientific inquiry.
James Hansen has been publicly speaking about climate change since 1988. The NASA climatologist testified to Congress that year and he's been testifying ever since to crowds large and small, most recently to a small gathering of religious leaders ...
Yale Environment 360: Methane Leak Data Highlights Concerns About Natural Gas Drilling e360 digest
03 Jan 2013: Methane Leak Data Highlights
Concerns About Natural Gas Drilling
A pair of ongoing studies show ...
In Appalachia, children are 42 percent more likely to have birth defects if they live near a mountaintop
removal coal mine.
More people are likely to die from cardiovascular disease, and 50 percent are more likely to die of cancer--if ...
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced her resignation Dec. 27 after four years as the Obama administration's top environmental officer.
Jackson's resignation will take effect after the State of the Union ...
This week, the American people gave Barack Obama four more years to demonstrate his leadership of our nation. We congratulate the President on his victory, but also must hold him accountable to his promise to lead based on science
No matter who wins the 2012 election, the next president will take office as the United States faces vast new opportunities in energy production and profound challenges to environmental protection.
After decades of growing dependence on ...
The ultra-conservative American Tradition Institute has expanded its legal pursuit of climate scientists, using transparency laws to try to flush out potentially damaging emails.
The strategy – used to seek records from prominent ...
GLOBAL warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless of ...
took off in Virginia when the railroads arrived in the 1880s. More than 130 years later, coal still fuels Virginia`s economy. Northern Virginia`s tech sector depends on a steady supply of low-cost electricity, much of it derived from ...
It has long been a maxim that mixing religion and politics can spell trouble. So when Rick Santorum told a partisan crowd in Columbus, Ohio, recently that President Obama's worldview was based on a "phony theology" that drives "radical ...
James E. Hansen never thought his decision to study atmospheric models would lead to his arrest. But there he was in handcuffs last summer, protesting at the White House against a pipeline that would carry crude oil from Alberta's oil sands to ...
Despite complaints about the Obama administration's "war on coal," employment in the Appalachian mining
industry is at a 14-year high, according to new government data and congressional testimony.
Congressional allies of the coal ...
The message on the monitors was clear: Nine images from satellites circling the top of the globe, each showing summer ice extent for a different year from 2002 to 2011, yet none coming close to the historic average.
Then the screens ...
Here in the heart of coal country, just miles from numerous mining
operations, a series of politicians, industry leaders and state regulators yesterday voiced strong opposition to the Obama administration's rewriting of rules to protect waterways ...
As leaders from two of the world's largest financial institutions, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, met for annual meetings here Tuesday, a delegation of activists from India called on the World Bank to follow through with its ...
Al Gore Compares Climate Change Skepticism to Racism Briefing News & Politics Arts Life Business & Tech Science
Podcasts & Video Blogs Al Gore Compares Climate Change Skepticism to Racism
In an interview, former ...
Pick your adjective: steaming, sweltering, suffocating and sticky. It's really hot here in Massachusetts and across the country. But this is July, and hot days in July are normal, right?
The heat wave that has ...
This Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final guidance on protecting the quality of water sources in Appalachian communities where there are currently mountaintop
The purpose of the ...
Crowell & Moring, a law firm representing the National Mining
Association, apologized for a statement indicating birth defects in the coalfields may be caused by inbreeding as opposed to mountaintop mining
The statement was included ...
David Suzuki and Bill McKibben call on Canadians and Americans to risk arrest this August in order to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta's tar sands to Texas refineries.
A Call for Civil Disobedience on the ...
U.S. EPA warned of the potential dire consequences of legislation being fast-tracked through the House that would give states final say on rules concerning water, wetlands and mountaintop
In a four-page legal analysis ...
After a brief but rancorous debate, a House committee approved a fast-tracked bill that would shift regulatory powers over water, wetlands and mountaintop
-mining regulation from U.S. EPA to the states.
In a 35-19, largely party-line ...
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear maintains when it comes to regulating coal, it's time for the federal government and the Obama administration to "get off our backs."
After learning that Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities ...