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21/8/2014
Birds singed in midair by a solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert — known as "streamers" for the smoke plume they emit — viscerally highlight the reality that the quest for energy almost always causes some form of environmental harm, ...   
19/8/2014
It's happening, people. On Sunday, one out of every five light bulbs in your home was powered using wind energy. If you own three TVs and two games consoles (you know who are), one of those was powered using wind energy as well. You would need 10 ...   
19/8/2014
For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities – largely low-income communities of color ...   
16/8/2014
In stark contrast to their party's public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate change and recognize the need to address the ...   
16/8/2014
A tender for the generation of 496 Megawatts of electricity by solar power was recently issued by the Russian government. Russia’s allocation for power generation by alternative energy sources is still small, but growing. Is Russia ...   
13/8/2014
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...   
10/8/2014
The government has been criticised for censoring a report into the impact of shale gas drilling that examines the effect on house prices and pressure on local services. Campaigners are calling for full publication of the study carried ...   
9/8/2014
Shale gas exploration company Tamboran has until the end of next month, the time limit set by Stormont, to make a “drill or drop” decision.If it decides to “drop” and walk away, then the protesters gathered near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, may ...   
9/8/2014
Actor Emma Thompson, while traveling with Greenpeace to the Arctic, has targeted Australian prime minister Tony Abbot for his stance on climate change and its effects on the continent. In her personal protest, Thompson was photographed ...   
3/8/2014
With boundaries generally falling, U.S. firms are trying to sell their wares around the globe. But just how that expansion is financed is up for question -- with a movement now afoot that seeks to extract the U.S. government from the ...   
1/8/2014
These are dark days for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. On 29 July, the last major regulatory hurdle facing the development of Australia’s largest coal mine was removed by Greg Hunt, minister for the environment. The Carmichael coal mine, owned ...   
30/7/2014
Global food giant General Mills has promised to set targets for its own greenhouse gas emissions and do more to reduce them through its supply chain, while sustainably sourcing its 10 priority ingredients - half its total purchases - by ...   
29/7/2014
The Environmental Protection Agency launched public hearings on Tuesday on its proposal to slash carbon emissions from the country's power plants, and interested groups ranging from coal miners to senators made their views known. The ...   
27/7/2014
Ministers will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in "exceptional circumstances". The government will invite firms to bid for ...   
21/7/2014
At first the forest seems still, with only the sounds of busy insects and slight movement of wind betraying activity in the patchy undergrowth. Then, curiously, a Malay civet (Viverra tangalunga), an animal resembling half cat and half weasel, ...   
20/7/2014
In a new oil field among the rolling hills near here, Chesapeake Energy limits truck traffic to avoid disturbing the breeding and nesting of a finicky bird called the greater sage grouse. To the west, on a gas field near Yellowstone National ...   
18/7/2014
Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested ...   
17/7/2014
Move over, Al Gore. There's a new wealthy environmentalist whom conservatives love to hate. If you haven't heard of him yet, meet Tom Steyer. In the past, environmental leaders like Gore have often struggled to deliver a message that ...   
17/7/2014
So far, the only really big donor to the Steyer cause is Steyer himself. The numbers show just how hard it may be for Steyer to persuade rich liberals to spend their millions on climate change while voters focus on the economy, ...   
11/7/2014
This week several palm oil giants - Sime Darby Plantation, Musim Mas Group, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK), IOI Group Corporation Bhd, Cargill and Asian Agri/APICAL - announced new environmental criteria for palm oil production. The companies, ...   
11/7/2014
The Labour party has pledged to mobilise investment in the development of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) if it wins the next general election. In a policy position paper published on Wednesday, Labour says that the ...   
10/7/2014
In one of the reddest states in the nation, one utility is turning green. As debate rages between industry and environmental groups over how new emissions restrictions will affect coal-fired power plants, Nebraska’s Omaha Public Power ...   
9/7/2014
Decades since the issue of global warming reared its ugly head; a lot of people still argue the validity of scientific findings put forth by researchers and professionals around the world. Arguments, such as “the climate is a natural process”, to ...   
7/7/2014
The Eco-Justice Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting has announced that more than $2 million of assets have been divested from fossil fuels and reinvested in a new Quaker Green Fund offered by Friends Fiduciary Corporation. By ...   
4/7/2014
Germany plans to adopt regulation that will rule out shale fracking for the foreseeable future. The government wants to ban hydraulic fracturing in shale rocks and coal beds at depths less than 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) and prohibit all ...   

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