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19/4/2014
In the 1960s asbestos mining was a very profitable business. And it created a lot of jobs. Asbestos was very useful - indeed, one of the best insulating materials known to humankind. The link between asbestos and cancer was known as ...   
18/4/2014
Paul Krugman turns his attention to the impact of declining solar power prices on the prospects for climate change today and while his central fact is entirely correct there’s two errors in his argument. His central fact is that the price of ...   
18/4/2014
Whether you live in Seattle, Baltimore, or Schenectady, N.Y., if you’ve had an oyster dish, chances are the shelled delicacies came from the Gulf of Mexico, most likely off the Louisiana coast, which produces a third of the nation’s oysters. ...   
18/4/2014
The world's predicament on climate change reminds me of an old saying: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.' Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases grew faster ...   
17/4/2014
Those wind turbines endlessly turning on the hill near your home tell of a changing world. So do the fields of solar panels sprouting from the deserts of California to the plains of Germany. But the world is not changing fast enough, says the ...   
16/4/2014
Days after the U.N.-backed climate change panel of scientists urged a radical shift toward wind and solar energy to slow accelerating greenhouse-gas pollution, U.S. state attorneys general on Wednesday focused on ramped-up production of fossil ...   
16/4/2014
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is running against President Obama instead of her likely Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy. Her first reelection ad of the year compiles clips of her standing up for her state’s oil and gas interests, attacking ...   
16/4/2014
Louisiana's coast is disappearing at the rate of about a football field an hour. Since the 1930s, the Gulf of Mexico has swallowed up an area the size of Delaware. You can see the water encroaching in Delacroix in St. Bernard Parish, ...   
16/4/2014
Study finds fracking sites cause more damage to the environment than previously assumed Earlier this week, researchers with the Purdue and Cornell universities released a new study bound to further fuel already widespread opposition against the ...   
16/4/2014
Alberta will likely implement energy efficiency measures and public transit when it revamps its climate-change policy to win support for its oil sector, the fastest-growing source of global warming in the country. The Canadian province ...   
15/4/2014
Alberta is still considering raising its price on carbon when it revamps its climate-change policy to win support for its oil sector, the fastest-growing source of global warming in the country. The Canadian province plans to release new ...   
15/4/2014
Husky Energy Inc. is teaming up with Quebec-based CO2 Solutions Inc. to build a pilot project to capture carbon dioxide at its Pike Peaks South heavy oil project in Saskatchewan, with the hope of driving down costs and commercializing the ...   
15/4/2014
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The court rejected challenges from Texas and ...   
15/4/2014
Through much of its history, Greenpeace has been big on what I call “woe is me, shame on you” messaging on the environment. As I explained at a TEDx event in Portland, Ore., over the weekend, fingerpointing (including Greenpeace’s) is appropriate ...   
14/4/2014
Oil sands companies, which have benefited from years of low natural gas prices, are once again facing rising costs as the commodity they need to fuel much of their operations becomes more expensive. Increasing prices for natural gas hit ...   
14/4/2014
Pennsylvania officials plan no action despite new Ohio rules on drilling that affect a seismically active area near the state line.The new rules, issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week, require that new gas and oil ...   
14/4/2014
State officials now say a series of earthquakes that shook Mahoning County last month likely were caused by fracking, leading them to create the most stringent drilling rules in the nation, requiring seismic monitoring near fault lines and ...   
14/4/2014
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers was walking down Denver's 16th Street Mall recently when a Greenpeace activist asked if he'd like to ban fracking. It reflected the intensifying battle over how to balance public demands for a ...   
14/4/2014
It is a beguiling idea: grow crops that suck carbon dioxide from the air, burn them to generate electricity, then bury the resulting CO2. The result? Less CO2 in the air, and less climate change. This idea's time has come. The new report ...   
14/4/2014
Solar panels covered the office roof, wind turbines hummed on the hill, and biogas was brewing in the field behind us. Last week Petra Rösch spoke proudly about how her farm in Proschim village, eastern Germany, had become an energy supplier for ...   
14/4/2014
Yesterday the world’s leading climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published their final report in their recent trilogy of warnings about climate change. The latest authoritative document, produced by ...   
14/4/2014
Just a few decades remain to halt global warming and head off its most catastrophic effects, says a new United Nations report that offers a sweeping menu of climate change fixes that would require global cooperation to implement. The ...   
14/4/2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report has implications for us all. But given it warns of the unsustainability of our approach to energy production and calls for an unprecedented trillion-dollar shift in investment, ...   
14/4/2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan’s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he’d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables. A new energy plan ...   
14/4/2014
On April 9th, 2014, Code REDD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented an historic, first ever event - REDD+ Talks: Colombia in Cartagena. The packed event brought together leaders from the private, public, and ...   

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