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19/3/2015
On Thursday, the Senate Energy Committee convened a hearing to discuss the U.S. ban on crude oil exports, which has been in place since 1973. With the United States in the midst of an oil boom - and with Americans using less gas than ever before ...   
14/3/2015
For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees using terms such as “climate change” and “global warming”. No ...   
9/3/2015
In the third piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change, Bill McKibben describes how relentless climate movements have shifted the advantage towards fossil fuel resistance for the first time in 25 years. But he argues triumph is not ...   
8/3/2015
The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us? Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging ...   
6/3/2015
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...   
4/3/2015
The U.S. Senate today attempted to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but fell short with a vote of 62-37. To override the President’s veto it would have required 67 ...   
3/2/2015
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate-change ...   
30/1/2015
In a rare moment for the US Senate, the two lawmakers who had just spent three weeks steering the Keystone pipeline bill through choppy waters were chatting amiably on the floor during the final vote. One was dressed in a teal-colored jacket and ...   
30/1/2015
“THE oil industry isn’t remotely the entire Canadian economy,” declared the prime minister, Stephen Harper, on January 22nd. That is not a startling statement. Production of crude oil represents just 3% of Canada’s GDP. The surprise is that Mr ...   
27/1/2015
The collapse of legislation to reduce US greenhouse-gas emissions was one of the most significant failures of President Barack Obama’s first term in office. Halfway through his second, in the face of an entrenched Republican majority on Capitol ...   
25/1/2015
President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the ...   
20/1/2015
As we enter 2015, the state of the climate movement is strong. Over the last year, we have grown in leaps and bounds. Together, we turned out over 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during last September’s People’s Climate March. It ...   
19/1/2015
Robert Redford, the Hollywood star and long-time environmentalist, has accused Republicans of "living in the 1950s" with their approach to their environment. The Oscar-winner took particular aim at Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader ...   
18/1/2015
Low oil prices are to be cheered: may they stay low for a long time and decrease even further. Here are five reasons why they are great for our health and that of the planet. 1. The end of fossil fuel subsidies Our binge on ...   
18/1/2015
What should U.S. climate activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more). One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...   
16/1/2015
Keystone controversy, Toledo Blade
President Obama is taking flak by advocates on the left and right for his failure to provide decisive action on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would cut across the United States to transport Canadian oil to the gulf coast. But for all ...   
14/1/2015
Believe it or not, more than 80% of Canada's economy will soon have a price on carbon. That's because Ontario announced it will price carbon, joining Quebec and British Columbia. Ontario, where 40% of Canada's population lives, ...   
10/1/2015
There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.?Omitted, all the voyage of their life?Is bound in shallows and in miseries.?On such a full sea are we now afloat,?And we must take the current ...   
10/1/2015
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Obama’s agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables. During the next few months, congressional ...   
9/1/2015
As expected, a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the House of Representatives for the tenth time on Friday. The bill is predicted to pass the Senate next week, but Republicans may not have enough votes to ...   
9/1/2015
Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry. Oil prices are falling, colleges and ...   
9/1/2015
TransCanada`s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline now has a legal route through Nebraska that would take the controversial pipeline through the sensitive Sand Hills region and across the Ogallala aquifer. The Nebraska Supreme Court ...   
9/1/2015
n a move that surprised exactly no one, the Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives voted today for the tenth time to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Following a short floor discussion that reiterated all the ...   
8/1/2015
Josh Green is a smart guy and a great writer, but I think he`s being uncharacteristically dense in his latest column - he`s got the same blind spot on this issue that his friend Jonathan Chait has. The column argues that, whichever side ...   
8/1/2015
Back in September 2008, when a Canadian company first sought U.S. approval to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the United States was the world's third largest oil producer and crude oil prices hovered around $105 per barrel. At that time, ...   

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