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High Levels Of Mercury Found In Fish In Remote National Parks

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6 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
“This is a wake-up call,” one Park Service researcher said.

Communities Find That Oil Trains Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen

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17 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Less than a year after Lac-Mégantic, it's largely luck that has prevented another deadly disaster.

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

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5 days ago 5 days ago
“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.”

In Russia, World's First Ice-Resistant Oil Platform Starts Production

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7 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the development.

Let's Rename Earth Day

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12 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Affection for our planet is misdirected and unrequited. We need to focus on saving ourselves.

Vast Gulf Between Texas Gubernatorial Candidates' History With Oil And Gas Industry

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5 days ago 5 days ago
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.

Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels

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111 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
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.

Will Pennsylvania's Proposed Anti-Smog Regs Actually Create New Pollution Hot Spots?

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Governor Tom Corbett's administration has proposed new regulations designed to bring the state's air quality up to national standards, but some coal plants will be able to pollute 40 percent more than they do now.

Does El Niño Plus Global Warming Equal Global Temperature Records In 2014 And 2015?

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An El Niño appears increasingly likely according to NOAA and Australia's Bureau of Meteorology. If it starts soon, 2014 could well be the hottest year on record, but if it is a strong El Niño, as many currently expect, then 2015 would likely break all previous global records.

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

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13 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
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 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
The bill now moves to the Senate floor.

Polluted First Nations Community Asks Big Oil To Pay For Its Solar Panels

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7 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Mercredi is hoping solar will bring sovereignty back to his polluted settlement, even if it's paid for by the polluters themselves.

Wildfires In West Increasing Burn Area At Nearly One Denver Per Year, Study Finds

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2 days ago 2 days ago
Efforts are being put into new resources and methods for fire prevention.

Western Re-Run: Nevada Rancher Versus The Feds

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27 mentions4 days ago 4 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.

Bombshell: Study Ties Epic California Drought, 'Frigid East' To Manmade Climate Change

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68 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
A major new study finds “there is a traceable anthropogenic warming footprint in the enormous intensity of the anomalous ridge during winter 2013-14, the associated drought and its intensity.” So as long as we fail to reverse carbon pollution trends, California droughts will keep getting worse.

Is The Future Of Farming In The Middle Of The Ocean?

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2 days ago 2 days ago
We've got to feed our growing population. Is the sea the next agricultural frontier to do that?

Spring Brings New Environmental Worries For Weary Lac-Mégantic

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28 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Crude oil is resurfacing with the arrival of spring in Lac-Mégantic.

A Nuclear Power Plant Goes On The Auction Block

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5 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
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.

Ocean Acidification Could Make Fish Lose Their Fear Of Predators, Study Finds

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36 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
The finding has serious implications for the health of the ocean ecosystem.

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

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38 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
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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9 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
The delay is reportedly in response to a recent Nebraska court decision.

Republican Bill Cuts Funding For Climate, Social, Economic Research By $160 Million

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29 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The FIRST Act would single out the social, behavioral, economic, oceanic and atmospheric sciences for an usually large amount of funding cuts.

Meet The Surprising Star Of Showtime's New Climate Change Series

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59 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
An evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative west Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a rare breed on paper -- in person, she's even rarer.

Why Air Pollution Is A Racial Issue

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3 days ago 3 days ago
Nonwhite Americans are breathing dirtier air than their white counterparts -- putting them at greater risk for long-term health problems.

How Much Will The Sea Level Rise In Your Neighborhood? This Map Will Show You

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2 days ago 2 days ago
The mapping tool is being expanded to cover coastal regions across the country.

Legoland Florida To Run On Renewable Energy On Earth Day

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The first for a U.S. theme park, it is part of Lego's recent efforts to lay sustainable building blocks.

White House Approves Coal Dust Rules Aimed At Dropping Rates Of Black Lung Disease

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5 mentions18 hours ago 18 hours ago
The long-awaited rule will cut the coal dust exposure limits of miners in half.

Delaying The Keystone XL Decision Wasn't All About Politics

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10 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
There are actual complications standing in the way of the pipeline's imminent approval or rejection.

A Polluted Superfund Site Is Now Home To 36,000 Solar Panels

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10 mentions22 hours ago 22 hours ago
"The Maywood Solar Farm project has transformed a site with a long history of contamination into a source of renewable energy."

The Jersey Shore Rebuilds Higher After Superstorm Sandy

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2 days ago 2 days ago
As construction season begins along the Jersey shore, grant money for elevating homes is starting to trickle in.

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

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62 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
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.

Five Things You Need To Know About The 2014 Academy Award Nominations

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6 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
What the 2014 Academy Award nominations tell us about the future of movies, the reign of Amy Adams, violence and flash, and the rise of science fiction.

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

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4 days ago 4 days ago
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.

Department Of Defense Undertakes Largest Solar Project To Date

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24 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The 20 megawatt solar array will provide about a quarter of the annual electricity use for Fort Huachuca in southeast Arizona.

Coal Company Cuts Off Ex-Miners From Their Health Benefits

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4 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
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.