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Oil Majors See Profit In Carbon Capture And Storage

Oil Majors See Profit In Carbon Capture And Storage

carbon capture and storage technology…

BP To Take Final Hit On 2010 Disaster

BP To Take Final Hit On 2010 Disaster

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The Environment

Is China an Environmental Steward, Demon or Magician?

Is China an Environmental Steward, Demon or Magician?

Dec 11, 2013 at 17:02 | Barry Stevens

China’s growing role as the world’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is undisputed. China is the epicenter of building out environmental markets as it struggles to balance the need…

Harvard Study Challenges EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Figures

Harvard Study Challenges EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Figures

Nov 26, 2013 at 17:27 | Joao Peixe

A new study by Harvard University researchers on greenhouse gas emissions in the US claims that the level of methane leaks into the atmosphere may be 50% higher than suggested…

How to Stop the Inexorable Progress of Climate Change

How to Stop the Inexorable Progress of Climate Change

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:52 | Tom Dispatch

Apocalyptic climate change is upon us.  For shorthand, let’s call it a slow-motion apocalypse to distinguish it from an intergalactic attack out of the blue or a suddenly surging Genesis-style…

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

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…

North Dakota in Spotlight after Oil Spill

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…

The Environmental Impact of the Government Shutdown

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…

North Dakota Farmer Stumbles on Massive Oil Leak

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…

Why has Russia Really Charged Greenpeace Protestors with Piracy?

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…

UN Blames Cows for Global Warming, Again

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…

Ecuador vs Chevron Case Gets Down and Dirty

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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