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23 Feb 2015

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

by CARL SAFINA
It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes President Obama’s proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring. READ MORE

16 Feb 2015

Will New Obstacles Dim Hawaii’s Solar Power Surge?

by ERICA GIES
Blessed with lots of sun and keen to cut its reliance on imported oil, Hawaii has moved to the forefront of residential solar installations in the U.S. But financial and technical hurdles are slowing the state’s drive to generate 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. READ MORE

22 Jan 2015

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy. But in the U.S., where pellet facilities are rapidly being built, concerns are growing about logging and the carbon released by the combustion of wood biomass. READ MORE

13 Jan 2015

Could Global Tide Be Starting To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?

by FRED PEARCE
From an oil chill in the financial world to the recent U.S.-China agreement on climate change, recent developments are raising a question that might once have been considered unthinkable: Could this be the beginning of a long, steady decline for the oil and coal industries? READ MORE

08 Jan 2015

How Falling Oil Prices Could Help Stop the Keystone Project

by JACQUES LESLIE
The U.S. Congress is preparing to vote on expediting the Keystone XL pipeline. But plummeting oil prices and opposition to other proposed pipelines for tar sands oil are upending the rationale for this controversial project. READ MORE

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26 Feb 2015: Heat-Trapping Effects of CO2 Measured in Nature for First Time

20 Feb 2015: Wind Produced 10 Percent of Texas Electricity in 2014, Grid Operator Says

09 Feb 2015: Norway Divests National Fund From Coal Companies Over Climate Concerns

05 Feb 2015: Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells Can Be Adapted for Rooftops, Research Finds

16 Jan 2015: Solar a Better Investment Than Stocks in Most Large U.S. Cities, Study Says

14 Jan 2015: Offshore Wind More Profitable Than Drilling on U.S. East Coast, Report Says

12 Jan 2015: Maasai Group Plans to Sell Biogas Made From Slaughterhouse Waste

08 Jan 2015: Land Disturbances Darken Snow And Increase Melt Rate, Researchers Say

05 Jan 2015: U.S. Cities Are Significantly Brighter than German Cities, Scientists Say

29 Dec 2014: The Arctic Is Absorbing More and More Sunlight, NASA Images Show


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