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High Levels Of Mercury Found In Fish In Remote National Parks

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“This is a wake-up call,” one Park Service researcher said.

Climate Change This Week: Super Cheap Solutions, and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, wh...

Virginia High Court Rules Deniers Have No Right To Climate Scientists' Emails

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“The Court’s decision signals to scientists at public universities that the pursuit of scientific knowledge will be protected in Virginia, no matter how their research results might be received.”

The New Normal?

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General Motors has been called in for a congressional hearing for a safety recall, but why has the fossil fuels industry received a relatively free pass?...

Fighting for Science in the Classroom and America's Future

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The next generation of inventors, policymakers, and CEOs will determine the fate of the environment and our economy. In order to ensure that these future leaders are up to the challenge, a commitment to comprehensive climate science education is need...

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

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New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a new research paper concludes from public opinion polling.The study by researchers at Rutgers Unive...

Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels

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Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature.

Why This Is a Dark Time For the Field of Climate Science

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Hate mail, harassment campaigns, accusations of scientific fraud and threats of lawsuits have become the new normal for climate scientists and researchers who study climate change denial. These problematic conditions have a chilling effect on scienti...

After Dry Winter In California, Preparations Begin For Harsh Wildfire Season

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Cal Fire recently hired nearly 100 additional seasonal firefighters to help carry the load. There's already been about triple the average for the year so far.

Four Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The Gulf Is Still Suffering

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The spill has led to increased erosion off the Louisiana coast and has destroyed former habitats for nesting birds.

Connecticut Takes A Step Closer To Keep Fracking Wastewater Out Of The State

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7 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The bill now moves to the Senate floor.

Western Re-Run: Nevada Rancher Versus The Feds

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3 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
In the West, we’ve seen this Cliven Bundy movie before. And with every re-run, the worn out story line of the heroic independent rancher standing up to the dictatorial federal government gets more tiresome.

Could Australia Use Plants To Pull CO2 Out Of The Air And Store It Underground?

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bio-energy with carbon capture and storage involves burning biomass -- trees, plants, crop materials, woodchips -- to generate electricity, then capturing the carbon that is released and pumping it underground in geologic reservoirs.

Spring Brings New Environmental Worries For Weary Lac-M├ęgantic

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Crude oil is resurfacing with the arrival of spring in Lac-Mégantic.

Reports Reveal Terrifying Climate Threat to Biodiversity

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We risk leaving our children a lonelier planet -- a world where many animals and plants are just a memory....

A Nuclear Power Plant Goes On The Auction Block

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The recent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station plant is illustrative of the turning point at which many nuclear power plants in the U.S. find themselves -- face expensive upgrades and price competition or shut down.

California Regulators Decide Utilities Can't Charge Solar-Killing Fees

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The decision does away with a smorgasbord of fees and review processes state utilities had required of any customer who set up their own solar generation system with battery storage attached.

State Department To Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Until After November

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The delay is reportedly in response to a recent Nebraska court decision.

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

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The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation....

Communities Find That Oil Trains Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen

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Less than a year after Lac-Mégantic, it's largely luck that has prevented another deadly disaster.

Is This The End Of China's Coal Boom?

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A new report documents China's response to the almost unimaginable life-shortening air pollution caused by its rapid growth in coal use.

Fossil Fuel Industry Has Skin -- And Money -- In The Texas Governor's Race

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Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis has fought for local oversight for industry. Texas State Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbotthas sued the EPA 17 times.

President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

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Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico.It fouled fishing grounds, ravag...

North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

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North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily.

Four Bad Things We Learned About The Epic California Drought This Week

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Those concerned about California's record-breaking drought received four pieces of bad news this week: The drought is as bad as ever, the snowpack is melting rapidly, the drought is projected to persist or worsen in the next three months, and climate change appears partly to blame.

Appeals Court Ruling Means Americans Will Breathe Less Toxic Pollutants

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Though the rules that cover large electric power plants will mean a $9.6 billion per year hit to the economy, the economic benefits total as much as $90 billion a year.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Urge Obama to Make the Right Choice and Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

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Communities around the world are feeling the impacts of climate change on their health, safety and livelihoods. The most recent climate science community report shows a growing threat to our communications, transportation, security and food systems....

The 20 Best Cities For Solar Power As America Prepares For An Energy 'Revolution'

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In a speech this week at the University of Hawaii, former Vice President Al Gore called one key factor a "game changer" in the fight against climate change. The exponential growth in photovoltaic solar panels,he said, is "unstoppable...

Coal Company Cuts Off Ex-Miners From Their Health Benefits

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Murray Energy redirected the blame for cutting benefits to the Obama administration, insisting that the largest independent coal company in the U.S. is the real victim here -- of the so-called war on coal.