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ExxonMobil & Berkeley Make Major Breakthrough In Carbon Capture Tech

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Rig Fire Exposes Lingering Dangers of Offshore Drilling

Jul 24, 2013 at 15:31 | Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. energy safety bureau said part of a drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana has partially collapsed after catching fire late Tuesday.  No injuries were reported when a…

Saving the Environment: A Job for Everyone, or Just Developed Nations?

Jul 18, 2013 at 17:19 | Economywatch

The U.S.-China split over climate change centres on the relative responsibilities of developed and major developing nations. China, along with other developing nations, argue that since advance economies continue to…

Rail v. Pipelines: No Safe Bet for Oil

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Canadian government said it was committed to a safe rail transit network following a weekend derailment in a Quebec town near the border with Maine. At least five people…

UK exposure to volatile commodity prices to intensify on climate change

Jul 06, 2013 at 15:10 | Materials Risk

Commodity price volatility is likely to intensify and become more widespread due to climate change according to new research from PwC with potentially significant costs for UK businesses.  Extreme…

On its Own Obama’s Climate Plan will Not Save the World

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:14 | Kurt Cobb

The one thing you need to know about President Obama's plan to address climate change is that the most it will accomplish is slowing very slightly the pace at which…

Energy Taxation – the Only Things Missing from Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Jul 01, 2013 at 16:56 | Ed Dolan

Last Week the White House released a long-anticipated Climate Action Plan. Conservatives have been swift to attack it as a “backdoor energy tax.” The critics could not be…

Obama’s Climate Plans Have Keystone Opponents Worried

Jun 24, 2013 at 11:18 | Jen Alic

Tomorrow, US President Barack Obama will unveil his climate change plan focused on reducing carbon emissions as promised during the campaign for his second term in office. Keystone XL…

As Climate Change Worsens, US Corn Ethanol becomes Uneconomical

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:43 | Futurity

If the climate continues to evolve as predicted, the United States stands little to no chance of satisfying its current biofuel goals, new research predicts.Published in the journal…

The Arctic is Thawing, but Hasn’t Released Trapped CO2

May 24, 2013 at 16:55 | Futurity

The Arctic has warmed up over the last twenty years, but researchers find that the amount of carbon trapped in the soil remains steady.“We expected that because of…

Terracide and the Terrarists - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

May 23, 2013 at 16:59 | Tom Dispatch

Published with premission by TomDispatchWe have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide.  And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of…

New Material Cleans Oil at Faster Rate, Allows Oil to be Collected and Reused

May 22, 2013 at 16:52 | EcoSeed

Big oil spills are an environmental and public health disaster – not to mention an economic one. The last big oil spill, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill resulted in millions…

Are Pipeline Spills a Foregone Conclusion?

May 21, 2013 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Exxon Mobil hasn't asked federal regulatory authorities to restart the Pegasus oil pipeline, which burst open in a neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark.  In March, a 22-foot rupture in the pipeline…

Natural Gas Seeps May Contribute Significantly to Greenhouse Gas Levels

May 14, 2013 at 17:10 | Futurity

Natural gas in underground rock layers can seep to the surface—sometimes in quantities abundant enough to produce “eternal flames.”Researchers say much remains to be learned about these conditions…

Fish Embryos Reveal that Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Still Lingers

May 08, 2013 at 17:07 | Futurity

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least a year or more, new research shows.The…

Politics Still Rules the Climate Change Debate in the US

May 02, 2013 at 16:47 | Futurity

US residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming are more likely to support government action to curb emissions, regardless of political party. But, there’s still a divide.

PERU: Environmental Authorities Get Serious

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:24 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Peru is taking tough action against oil and gas companies over poor environmental practices following an oil spill earlier this month, halting operations and imposing fines. There’s more…

Climate Change Debate Heats Up, Threatens Shale Boom

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:41 | C F

Whether or not you believe that global warming is real, there is no disputing that the rhetoric over the issue is heating up again.Case in point:  Hollywood has…

Exxon Oil Spill in Arkansas, Keystone Spoiler?

Apr 02, 2013 at 17:58 | Jen Alic

The rupture of an Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) pipeline on 29 March in Mayflower, Arkansas, just northwest of Little Rock, adds to Keystone XL’s woes as the public tallies…

The Beijing Syndrome: China Begins to Care for the Environment

Mar 27, 2013 at 17:20 | Post Carbon

As the term “China syndrome” has already been taken, I am terming what is happening in the country these days the “Beijing syndrome,” for China’s capital seems to be shaping…

The Time has Arrived for China to Take Responsibility for the Environment

Mar 21, 2013 at 17:49 | Barry Stevens

This is another fine mess China got herself into.  On March 16, 2013, Huffington Post reported in “Dead Pig Count In China’s Waters Near Shanghai Spikes”:“The number of…

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