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As the drumbeat of climate change gets louder and more dire, the Earth Day Network is mobilizing global leaders, businesses and citizens around the world to make meaningful commitments towards change.
April 20, 2015 BP oil spill: Five years after 'worst environmental disaster' in US history, how bad was it really?Source: Telegraph
It was five years ago today that an undersea BP oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the Louisiana coastline, killing 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig and causing one of the worst environmental disasters in...
April 20, 2015 Texas House approves bill that limits city bans on frackingSource: Reuters
A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own bans on hydraulic fracturing in the nation's top crude oil and natural gas producing state was approved on Friday in the state House of Representatives.
Source: Times Union
Two men who control some $330 billion in state and New York City public pension funds want federal watchdogs to enforce a 5-year-old rule that fossil fuel companies report potential financial risks from ongoing climate change and...
The surge in production in natural gas, which not long ago was thought in short supply, has transformed electric generation, allowing it to be cleaner and more efficient. The main beneficiaries are manufacturers, which are...
April 20, 2015 Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal
Quartz - In 2014, the average worldwide price of onshore wind energy was the same as electricity from natural gas, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. As with solar, the credit goes to technological advances...
April 20, 2015 Economics of coal ugly alongside natural gasSource: Dispatch.com
The Columbus Dispatch - The new EPA power-plant regulation will force 7 percent of Americaâs coal-fired capacity to shut this year, according to a Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî report. The price of natural gas...
April 20, 2015 45 Years of Earth Day: How Environmentalism Has EvolvedSource: NBC News
On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets for '60s-style demonstrations and marches, calling attention to the perilous pollution of America's land, air and water. Ten thousand flocked to the Washington Monument...
April 20, 2015 Two new coal-fired power plants for Indonesia
Power Engineering - Around $500m of the financing will come from China Development Bank, Franky Oesman Widjaja, vice-chairman at Sinarmas Group, said in an interview to Reuters at the îWorld Economic Forumî in...
The state’s 411 urban water suppliers would have to cut use by as much as 36 percent, with those that conserved less facing tougher restrictions, the California State Water Resources Control Board said in the proposed rules...
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