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The Battle Against Climate Change: Does the World Need Saving?

Nov 05, 2013 at 16:55 | Kurt Cobb

Hardly a day goes by without someone writing or saying that we need to save the Earth. My geologist friends scoff at such language for semantic reasons. The coolish, rocky…

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North Dakota in Spotlight after Oil Spill

Oct 16, 2013 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil production in North Dakota reached an all-time high in August. As of 2011, the U.S. Energy Department said the state was the fourth largest in the union in terms…

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The Environmental Impact of the Government Shutdown

Oct 16, 2013 at 12:03 | Clint Robertson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has had to furlough more than 16,000 of its employees—about 93 percent of its staff—due to the government shutdown. It's down to the bare-bone minimum…

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North Dakota Farmer Stumbles on Massive Oil Leak

Oct 14, 2013 at 17:03 | Joao Peixe

A farming harvesting his fields in North Dakota has come across a massive oil spill, undetected long enough to become the size of seven football fields. Local media…

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Why has Russia Really Charged Greenpeace Protestors with Piracy?

Oct 04, 2013 at 18:17 | RFE/RL staff

Countries don't usually charge protesters with piracy for trying to board an oil rig. But Russia has done so in a drama that constantly surprises. Here are five things to…

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UN Blames Cows for Global Warming, Again

Sep 28, 2013 at 12:08 | Joao Peixe

In what is being heralded as the most comprehensive study on livestock’s contribution to global warming to date, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) once again pins the lion’s…

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Ecuador vs Chevron Case Gets Down and Dirty

Sep 16, 2013 at 06:06 | Joao Peixe

The record $19 billion fine levied against Chevron Corporation by a court in Ecuador for contaminating the Amazon rainforest takes a new twist as a New York court hears a…

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The Evolution of the Climate Debate: Business vs Business

Sep 06, 2013 at 17:24 | Post Carbon

This is where it gets really interesting. Since I first engaged in the climate debate in the late 1980’s it’s all been fairly slow and predictable. Environmentalists argued for action,…

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Politics has Doomed the Climate Change Debate

Aug 22, 2013 at 17:07 | Charles Kennedy

It’s about the time for the next UN expert climate report to be published, but the leaked excerpts are already causing the usual flurry of predictable, polarized political ranting…

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Halliburton Plead Guilty to Destruction of Evidence in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Jul 26, 2013 at 10:43 | Climate Progress

On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that Halliburton had agreed to plead guilty to criminally destroying evidence in the investigation of the BP Gulf oil spill in 2010.…

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