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EPA Fracking Report Leaves Both Sides Claiming Victory

Jun 05, 2015 at 16:53 | Andy Tully

Both the energy industry and environmentalists are welcoming a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has the potential to…

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Oil Industry Can No Longer Ignore Climate Action

May 25, 2015 at 16:23 | Nick Cunningham

Global momentum towards action on climate change is building in the lead up to international negotiations, set to take place later this year in Paris. With the writing on the…

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Latest Pipeline Spill Here Could Galvanize Environmentalist Opposition

May 20, 2015 at 13:06 | Charles Kennedy

A pipeline in California broke and spilled oil into the Pacific Ocean on May 19. Oil washed up on the shores in Santa Barbara County with the slick extending…

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California’s Climate Goals: Realistic Or Just Wishful Thinking?

May 11, 2015 at 17:08 | Colin Chilcoat

 California is not participating in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) – at least not independently – but that won’t stop the state from setting an example. On…

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How Much Would Zero Emissions Cost?

Apr 30, 2015 at 18:50 | Colin Chilcoat

In 2014 global carbon emissions totaled 32 gigatonnes (Gt). If you’re counting, that’s roughly 32 Gt too many. Yes, zero, near-zero, or net-zero is what…

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Top 5 Unanswered Questions About The BP Oil Spill

Apr 20, 2015 at 17:08 | Climate Progress

In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 aerial file photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of…

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The Fatal Flaw In The Climate Change Debate

Apr 14, 2015 at 14:27 | Kurt Cobb

Everyone loves a courtroom drama--especially one that pits a feisty, but a determined criminal defense attorney against the awesome power of a prosecutor who has the…

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Is The Paris Climate Conference Doomed To Fail?

Apr 10, 2015 at 17:22 | Colin Chilcoat

The United Nations Climate Change Conference – or Paris 2015 – is just around the corner, seven months to be exact. The goal is ambitious: to develop a viable, and…

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Who Will Control The World’s Water: Governments Or Corporations?

Apr 09, 2015 at 16:54 | Michael McDonald

Water is perhaps the world’s most important resource, and one of the most common resources. For decades water was regarded as a common good, and it…

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California: A Microcosm For Impending Global Water Crisis

Apr 06, 2015 at 16:17 | Darrell Delamaide

The move by California to require mandatory cuts in water use for the first time in its history has highlighted the world’s looming water crisis and…

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