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Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røkke has dec...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Erie and Lafayette may soon require oil and gas operators to map their pipelines throughout the cities, officials say, signaling the potential for heightened local control months after similar legislation fell along party lines at the state Capitol. Such measures — and similar legislation aimed at ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.   The charter for the 15-person Advisory Co...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
NEW CHARGING STATIONS   Denver accelerating switch to electric cars   By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Denver is pressing ahead on its promise to help make Paris climate agreement cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas pollution by accelerating a local takeoff of plug-in vehicles. City ...
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If progressives can’t take back control of the White House and Congress from climate change deniers in the next three years, it’s conceivable that humankind could be screwed. But evidence is mounting that a new political force is up to the task. It has millions of potential supporters across the US,...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades. The preliminary report summarizes the cu...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come.    ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Raya Bidshahri When it comes to climate change, government leaders and politicians must begin to think beyond their term limits and lifetimes. They must ask themselves not how they can serve their voters, but rather how they can contribute to our species’ progress. They must think beyond the sho...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
While India reaped the benefits of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, her neighbour China is now taking the lead in another area of sustainable agriculture -- developing crops that meet the challenges posed by global warming. Chinese agricultural scientists are wo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON»The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department’s announcement doesn’t formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the volun...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
CAP and TRADE WAY TO GO   Barbara Grady Senior Writer GreenBiz Group Requiring organizations to pay a price on their carbon emissions is widely believed to be the only way to induce the world to significantly cut the amount released into the atmosphere. Republican former statesmen, liberal...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røk...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Credit: Kaiyang Niu and Haimei Zheng/Berkeley Lab Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant step forward in developing technology that could help ge...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Earth rapidly is approaching the point where the amount of warming locked in by human pollution exceeds the limits nations set last year at the international climate meeting in Paris, according to government-backed research unveiled Monday. The planet faces “committ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani thinks he has the answer to the global coral bleaching crisis — a pipe that delivers cool water to stressed corals. Bleaching, a consequence of climate change, is destroying some of the world’s most stunning reefs. “Our reckless acts are killing these...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Countries with responsibility over world heritage-listed coral reefs should adopt ambitious climate change targets, aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions to levels that would keep global temperature increases to just 1.5C, the UN agency responsible for overseeing world heritage sites has said. At ...
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Posted by on in Animals
By SAM AUNG MOON | FRONTIER AT 7am on November 7, 2016, U Soe Naing was woken by the overpowering stench of rotting flesh. It didn’t take long to find the source of the smell; the head of an elephant was resting on the bank of a creek that ran beside his house. He later found the body stuck on a tr...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
States are threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to try to force the Trump administration into writing new environmental policies. The potential lawsuits from states like Maryland and Connecticut could put the Trump administration and EPA head Scott Pruitt in a tough spot, wh...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The former vice president and California Gov. Jerry Brown talked about efforts to combat climate change at a Hollywood screening of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.' Ten years ago, Al Gore showed the world the devastating effects of global warming with his Academy Award-winning documentary&...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2017-07-27 The Denver Post eEdition BRITAIN TO BAN SALE OF NEW DIESEL, GAS CARS BY 2040 LONDON » Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambiti...
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