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Source: NY Times
Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine, and Robert Socolow of Princeton have written “Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions,” a valuable new paper in Environmental Research Letters showing the value of shifting...
August 22, 2014 Updating the rules of international financeSource: Reuters
Tuesday, August 19, was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services exceeded what Earth will regenerate this year. Moving a few days earlier on the calendar each year, Earth Overshoot...
August 20, 2014 Why Does Less Meat Mean Less Heat' (Op-Ed)
Live Science - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, global animal agriculture produces vast amounts of crops to feed billions of farm animals long before they are themselves...
August 11, 2014 We can't let agriculture destroy our environmentSource: Des Moines Register
Are we prepared to sit back and leave our quality of life, our natural resources and our health up to the goodwill of Iowa's agricultural producers? I ask because if you've read the news the past few days, you have learned that...
August 6, 2014 From the Daily: What the frack'
Michigan Daily - Since hydraulic fracturing â a complex procedure to extract natural gas from underground shale â began in Michigan about 50 years ago, approximately 12,000 wells have been fractured in the state....
Union of Concerned Scientists - My prepared remarks are below. Testimony of Dr. Jeremy Richardson at EPAâs Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants, on behalf of the îUnion of Concerned...
August 5, 2014 Our Weird Energy PoliticsSource: National Review
What is it about the weather that compels our government to ineptly dictate how we produce electricity and consume energy? This a worthwhile question to ask on August 4, the anniversary of the day in 1977 that President James...
Source: Washington Post
THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency began marathon public hearings July 29 on its new climate-change plan. “This week,” the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Frances Beinecke predicted before the sessions, “we’ll hear loud and...
August 4, 2014 Op Ed - Taxpayers Should Oppose Proposed Fracking BanSource: Santa Barbara Independent
The Central Coast’s energy industry is vital to the economic health of the region — producing thousands of jobs and millions per year in tax revenue. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is an important technology in our...
August 1, 2014 Pursuing Energy Failure, Again and AgainSource: National Review
Energy policies are faddish. From the energy-independence moonshine of the corn-ethanol scam to the latest 645-page slate of regulations the EPA wants to inflict on the domestic electricity-generation sector, the supposed threats...
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