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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.

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

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4 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
The FIRST Act would single out the social, behavioral, economic, oceanic and atmospheric sciences for an usually large amount of funding cuts.

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

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3 days ago 3 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.”

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

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64 mentions3 days ago 3 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.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 3.4 Percent In 2012, Says EPA

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The agency's annual inventory of greenhouse gas emissions found a decline after 2007, but there could be at least one hole in the measurements.

Gas Industry Supports Fewer Jobs Than Pennsylvania Governor Claims, Report Says

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16 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Corbett's office on Monday denied that the governor's citation of 200,000 jobs supported by natural gas was misleading.

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.

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

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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.

Why Are 20 Far-Away States Trying To Block The Cleanup Of The Chesapeake Bay?

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Once evocative of blue crabs and boating, in recent years the Chesapeake Bay has become known for its pollution. So why are a group of outside states trying to block the long-awaited cleanup plan?

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.

Congressman Denies Manmade Climate Change, Calls It 'An Agenda-Driven Science'

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Freshman Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) officially joins the Congressional Climate Denier Caucus.

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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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.

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap -- But Only If We Act Now

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The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds that stabilizing at 2°C (3.6°F) reduces the median annual growth of consumption over this century by a mere 0.06%. You read that right, 0.06%. And that "cost" doesn't even count the economic benefit of avoiding climate catastrophe.

As Fracking-Quake Link Becomes Clearer, Ohio Requires Stricter Seismic Monitoring

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5 days ago 5 days ago
Regulators in Ohio link March earthquakes to fracking as they issue new rules for seismic monitoring around well sites.

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.

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.

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

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36 mentions24 hours ago 24 hours 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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4 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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The delay is reportedly in response to a recent Nebraska court decision.

Communities Find That Oil Trains Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen

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9 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
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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6 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
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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4 mentions3 days ago 3 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.

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.

Will China's Epic Smog Bring Weird Weather To The U.S.?

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New research uncovers a link between Asia's dirty air and the odd colder weather in North America.

Drilling Company Sues BP For Loss Of Business After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

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Another company adds its name to the list of those seeking damages from BP.

Japan Looking To Replace Lost Nuclear Power With Fossil Fuels

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16 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Coal and natural gas use have risen in response to a plunge in nuclear generation after the Fukushima disaster. And Japan's new energy plan shows no desire to reverse that trend.

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.

The 3 Most Sobering Graphics From The U.N.'s New Climate Report

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3 days ago 3 days ago
Though the charts themselves are very complex, they provide a way to visualize increases in human-caused greenhouse gases, where those gases come from, and what they could do to our climate.

Department Of Defense Undertakes Largest Solar Project To Date

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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 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours 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.