Climate Change and Global Warming News and Archives
news links & archives provided on these terms to help find solutions & for posterity
News Home |
| Disclaimer & Conditions for Use
The Russian occupation of Crimea has raised concerns about the European Union’s dependence on its eastern neighbor for natural gas. The EU gets about 34% of its natural gas imports from Russia, a large portion of which transits Ukraine through a ...
Forecasters predict heavy rains will sweep in from the Pacific Ocean over much of California late next week. The state’s extreme drought will be far from over, but the shift from parched days to downpours illustrates on a short time scale one ...
directed federal agencies Tuesday to develop and issue new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse-gas standards by March 2016. The new rules would build on standards passed in 2011 that are already projected ...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said global warming is as big a threat as terrorism in a speech in the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants, seeking to burnish his credential as a climate champion before deciding on the proposed ...
DENNIS LITHGOW is an oil
man, but sees himself as a manufacturer. His factory is a vast expanse of brushland in west Texas. His assembly line is hundreds of brightly painted oil
pumps spaced out like a city grid, interspersed with identical ...
We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...
Listening to President Obama
's State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate change. "Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet,' the ...
A major study released today on one of the most important issues in the fracking debate gives at least a little ammunition to both sides.
Fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale
The study concludes that the ...
Recent developments in Europe and the U.S. are setting the groundwork for a surge in Canadian tar sands production.
In both regions, government leaders are considering proposals that would loosen import and export regulations for the ...
On January 31, President Barack Obama
's U.S. State Department released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the northern leg of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.The State Department's FEIS argues that ...
In its final environmental review of TransCanada`s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department today acknowledges for the first time that the pipeline could "significantly impact" climate change.
Unlike its previous reviews ...
Emboldened by the recent boom in U.S. crude production, oil
company executives and others closed the year by launching a highly public push for the right to freely export U.S. crude oil
. The move is a 180-degree change from 40 years of telling ...
The derailment and fire that led to the evacuation of a North Dakota town has renewed the debate over whether it’s safer to ship oil
by rail or pipeline as the U.S. completes a review of the Keystone XL project.
“Any time there is an ...
The Environmental Protection Agency was justified in intervening to examine possible risks of gas drilling to Texas drinking water, the agency's internal watchdog reported Tuesday.
But environmentalists say the report raises fresh ...
President Barack Obama
could probably lift the prohibition on domestic oil
exports on his own, but the White House has little reason to favour U.S. oil
producers and it would be safer politically to involve Congress in any eventual ...
The U.S. Energy Department has sharply cut its forecast for crude oil
imports in the next several years, saying that domestic oil
will replace imports at a much faster rate than it expected just a few months ago.Imports in 2016 will be ...
Signaling a possible break with 40 years of energy policy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has suggested that it may be time for the Obama
administration to reconsider the nation’s ban on exporting domestically produced crude oil
The US is busy negotiating two sprawling new trade deals, with the European Union and 11 Pacific Rim nations, and progressives are up in arms. Ben Whitford asks: Just how bad are the deals?
The trade deals allow companies to undermine or ...
I could not help thinking of David versus Goliath earlier this week as I was working on a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.
I was writing about the tax that Europe applies to unconventional fossil fuels ...
For several days last month, Steven Jensen smelled the oil
, wafting up over his rolling wheat farm near Tioga.But in that part of northwestern North Dakota, where the rush to tap the Bakken shale
field is roaring, the scent of crude is ...
What’s going on with pipelines? Has there been a high number of major pipeline tragedies recently, or are such incidents just more in the news with widespread attention to potential federal approval of the proposed Keystone XL ...
’S recently proposed regulations to limit carbon-dioxide emissions from new power plants have been much heralded by environmentalists because they would make new coal-fired power plants too costly to operate. In truth, they ...
One morning in mid-July, I drove north out of Houston at the crack of dawn, three hours up Highway 59 into the cleaner air and dense, piney woods of deep East Texas. It was Sunday, and I was on my way to church. I’d been up that way ...
Coal has emerged as a defining issue in the race for Virginia's governor, and the stark divide between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe has grown wider with the release of new federal pollution limits on coal-fired power ...
TransCanada Corp. (TRP) said it expects to finish construction of the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline network by the end of October.TransCanada will begin filling its Gulf Coast pipeline with oil
shortly after that, a process ...