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30/6/2015
New York State First to Ban Fracking | Photo, Environment News Service
A statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was made official across New York State on Monday, nearly a year after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally. This action concluded New York ...   
29/6/2015
There’s been a lot to celebrate as the U.S. Supreme Court has announced its final decisions for this session. People with subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will still receive them. Same sex couples can now be married in all 50 states. ...   
29/6/2015
Premier Christy Clark just handed out her cabinet ministers' assignments for the coming year, laying out their responsibilities and pet projects. Balance the budget, keep government lean, secure the generational opportunity of liquefied ...   
28/6/2015
The residents of Grant Township, Pennsylvania, were worried about Little Mahoning Creek, a picturesque trout stream best fished in the spring when the water runs fast.The Pennsylvania General Energy Company had acquired a federal permit ...   
24/6/2015
Although it doesn’t feel so long ago, it has been two years since I wrote about the mounting risk of investing in fossil fuels; in short, great portions of the reserves we are currently spending billions per year to discover and explore will have ...   
24/6/2015
Earth has existed for 4.5 billion years, humans for somewhere around 150,000. But in my brief lifetime--less than 80 years--human populations have exploded exponentially, from two billion to more than seven billion. In that short time, we’ve ...   
23/6/2015
The changing climate stands to overturn nearly half a century of gains in human longevity and well-being, but aggressive action to cut carbon could save lives and be a net benefit for humanity.That’s the message in a special publication ...   
23/6/2015
Two years ago this month, a flood devastated the Himalayan village of Kedarnath, India, the destination of half a million Hindu pilgrims annually. The town sits 11,500 feet up in a tight valley. Sharp, snowy peaks tower on three sides and a stone ...   
22/6/2015
More people will be exposed to floods, droughts, heat waves and other extreme weather associated with climate change over the next century than previously thought, according to a new report in the British medical journal The Lancet.The ...   
22/6/2015
Close to 30,000 high definition images of the deep Arctic Ocean floor were captured on a recent research cruise. This gives researchers insight into the most remote sites of natural methane release in the world.Over a course of 12 days ...   
22/6/2015
The Holy Father doesn’t give carbon credits or air conditioners his imprimatur. He favors a legally binding climate treaty tailored to the needs of the poor. And he has guidance on natural gas, boycotts, and paying the social costs of ...   
20/6/2015
AMONG environmental activists, the international market for carbon credits is often compared to the medieval sale of indulgences. Pope Francis presides over the Roman Catholic church, the institution that created the market for indulgences, so ...   
19/6/2015
Seven years ago this month, Barack Obama stood on a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, and claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton hadn't conceded, but the numbers told the story. Obama had clinched the ...   
19/6/2015
Bill McKibben had the first hybrid electric car in Vermont. His home in the countryside of the American state is covered in solar panels, and has all the “right” lights, but, he says, “I don’t try to fool myself that’s how we’ll solve climate ...   
19/6/2015
The Obama administration announced new rules today that would require tighter emissions guidelines for medium and heavy-duty trucks in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases. The rules, proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and ...   
19/6/2015
In a historic document addressed to "every person living on this planet," Pope Francis warns that climate change and other forms of environmental degradation have reached a crisis point. Francis frames "Laudato Si'," the first papal ...   
19/6/2015
This week in Colorado, the BLM launched a scoping process—a “big picture” project evaluation designed to inform the public and solicit feedback before the agency drafts the RMP for Colorado’s Front Range. Sadly, BLM’s public process seems fatally ...   
18/6/2015
“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all,” declares Pope Francis in his first major teaching on the environment, an encyclical letter released today.Pope Francis urges all human beings to change their behavior to ...   
18/6/2015
Judging by his recent public pronouncements – including on reproductive health, biodiversity, the creation of a Palestinian state, the political legitimacy of Cuba and now climate change – Pope Francis may upstage more than 150 world leaders when ...   
18/6/2015
While the Pope sucks up all the media attention with his climate encyclical today, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has released a position paper on the environment that deserves more attention, even if he’s not frontrunner ...   
18/6/2015
In a historic document addressed to "every person living on this planet,' Pope Francis warns that climate change and other forms of environmental degradation have reached a crisis point. Francis frames "Laudato Si',' the first papal ...   
17/6/2015
In West Virginia, where workers have harvested coal seams for centuries, Pope Francis’ new warning about the risks of fossil fuels will find skepticism even among the faithful. Monsignor Edward Sadie of Charleston knows this, probably ...   
16/6/2015
A draft of a major environmental document by Pope Francis says “the bulk of global warming” is caused by human activity and calls on people -- especially the world’s rich -- to take steps to mitigate the damage by reducing consumption and ...   
16/6/2015
Frustrated by what they see as skewed news coverage of biomass, a coalition of forest industry groups is attacking media outlets, charging that reporters are giving free rein to environmentalists' critiques of wood-fired power generation while ...   
13/6/2015
A showdown between oil and gas companies, pro-drilling politicians, and a newly formed grassroots environmental group is brewing in South Carolina. In late January, the Obama administration proposed to sell oil and gas leases for ...   

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