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July 15, 2014 Why Fracking And Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop
OpEdNews - A new report offers compelling evidence that fracking for natural gas is killing domestic animals like horses, cattle, goats, and sheep. The dead animals provide a strong warning that fracking can harm humans --...
July 9, 2014 International report charts path to deep carbon cutsSource: Eco-Business
Governments around the world are failing in their commitments to address climate change, a group of international science institutions warn in a new report, saying the window to prevent catastrophic warming will soon close. “The...
ITHACA — Wastewater from hydraulic fracturing could release tiny particles that bind to heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating environmental risks during accidental spills, according to Cornell University researchers. The...
June 21, 2014 Net Neutrality: 58% Say Government Should Not Allow Paid Prioritization Deals in New Consumer Reports Survey
TMCnet.com - (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, June 20 -- The îConsumers Unionî issued the following news release: In a new, nationally representative survey by Consumer Reports on the...
There's a fair bit of optimism in green circles that fossil fuels are dying and renewables like wind and solar are set to take over. Al Gore has a hopeful new essay in Rolling Stone along these lines, arguing that "a powerful,...
June 12, 2014 Report: Dryers waste $4B a year in energy costsSource: USA Today
U.S. consumers are wasting $4 billion annually to power clothes dryers that, unlike other common household appliances, have barely improved their energy efficiency since the 1970s, a report today says.
Source: International Business Times
A boom in unconventional energy resource production such as shale gas "may be a blessing for the environment", according to academics. The research paper by the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of...
May 29, 2014 New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary WidelySource: Ceres
A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2...
Source: Dallas Morning News
WASHINGTON — Energy writer Daniel Yergin and his consulting group say exports of American crude oil would allow U.S. producers to raise production enough to knock global oil prices down and cut gasoline costs by 8 to 12 cents a...
Source: Bloomberg -The Grid
Not to worry if you missed the 841-page National Climate Assessment issued last week by the White House. There are others you might like better. Yesterday the federally funded Center for Naval Analysis put out a short tome about...
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