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January 25, 2013 Chevron offering bribes to Ecuadorian judges, investigation reveals

Evironmental - QUITO -- New evidence suggests that Chevron CEO John Watson has resorted to authorizing the offering of lucrative benefits packages to former Ecuadorian judges in return for false testimony designed to...

January 25, 2013 Will Shell Get Anything Right in Its Bid for Arctic Drilling'

The Huffington Post - New Year's Day 2013 greeted us with headlines that a Shell oil drilling rig had run aground in the Gulf of Alaska. The gravest concerns were for personnel aboard the rig and tugs and the 150,000 gallons of...

January 24, 2013 Why India’s Waste-to-Energy Industry Won’t Catch Fire

Source: NY Times Energy Blog

K.S. Sivaprasad, an engineer from India, spent four decades perfecting a factory that accepts city trash, dries it, picks out the burnable elements and ignites them to create electricity. His first full-scale plant chews through...

January 24, 2013 U.S. wind record driven by eleventh-hour construction boom

SmartPlanet - The U.S. wind industry installed 13.2 gigawatts of new generating capacity last year, according to figures compiled by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. In December 2012 alone, 5.5 gigawatts were...

January 24, 2013 White House rules out carbon tax

Source: Washington Times

Despite President Obama’s renewed attention to climate change, as expressed in his inaugural address, the White House is ruling out any plans to propose a tax on carbon emissions favored by many environmentalist groups.

January 24, 2013 Fracking's Real-Life Victims

Source: Rolling Stone

Tammy and Matt Manning were excited to own a house for the first time when they moved to Franklin Forks, Pennsylvania in November 2010. Their two daughters, three grandchildren and Tammy's father also moved in with them. Shortly...

January 24, 2013 Majority of U.S. senators back Keystone XL pipeline

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of more than half the 100-member U.S. Senate has urged President Barack Obama to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries...

January 23, 2013 Africa: Losing Carbon - New Study Questions Sustainability of Biofuel Harvested On Dry Lands

Source: All-Africa

Bogor — The high amount of carbon that pours into the atmosphere when arid and semi-arid land is converted for Jatropha oil production may outweigh the environmental benefits of such a biofuel, says a new report.

January 23, 2013 What 204,000 Comments Say About Fracking

Source: Huff Post

The fight over fracking has moved from an environmental and economic issue to a more fundamental question of democracy. On one side is broad public opposition to a practice that has known environmental and health consequences. On...

January 23, 2013 Why coal can hurt CSX, Norfolk Southern

Source: MarketWatch

SAN FRANCISCO — Two of the nation’s biggest railroads are reporting fourth-quarter results after the closing bell Tuesday: CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. .

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