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18 Aug 2014

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

by ED STRUZIK
Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits. But many indigenous people and conservationists have serious concerns about the impact of fracking in more fragile northern environments. READ MORE

04 Aug 2014

As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

by DAVE LEVITAN
Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must carefully consider the cumulative effects of constructing too many small dams in a single watershed. READ MORE

19 Jun 2014

Peak Coal: Why the Industry’s Dominance May Soon Be Over

by FRED PEARCE
The coal industry has achieved stunning growth in the last decade, largely due to increased demand in China. But big changes in China’s economy and its policies are expected to put an end to coal’s big boom. READ MORE

16 Jun 2014

Obama’s New Emission Rules: Will They Survive Challenges?

by MICHAEL B. GERRARD
The sweeping nature of President Obama’s proposed regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants is likely to open his initiative to serious legal challenges. To date, however, the courts have given the federal government wide latitude in regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

09 Jun 2014

How A Small College Launched Divestment from Fossil Fuels

by DIANE TOOMEY
Unity College in Maine was the first in the U.S. to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its endowment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Unity president Stephen Mulkey talks about why he sees this groundbreaking move as an ethical decision and an extension of the college’s mission. READ MORE

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27 Aug 2014: Obama Seeks Climate Accord Without Congressional Approval

20 Aug 2014: Exporting Coal to Korea Could Slash Emissions by 21 Percent, Analysis Says

19 Aug 2014: Wind Energy Prices at All-Time Low, According to U.S. Report

14 Aug 2014: Some Chemicals in Fracking Fluids Raise Red Flags, Researchers Say

11 Aug 2014: Climate Effects of Keystone XL Significantly Underestimated, Study Finds

08 Aug 2014: China Added Large Amount Of Solar Power in First Half of 2014

06 Aug 2014: Green Innovations Are Bringing Energy-Saving Technology Home

29 Jul 2014: Danish Wind Power To Be Half The Price of Coal and Natural Gas by 2016

22 Jul 2014: Costs of Urban Light Pollution Highlighted in Citizen Science Effort

21 Jul 2014: India Doubles Coal Tax to Fund Ambitious Clean Energy Initiatives


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