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08 Sep 2014

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

by DAVID BIELLO
Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels. READ MORE

04 Sep 2014

The Case for a Moratorium On Tar Sands Development

by ED STRUZIK
Ecologist Wendy Palen was one of a group of scientists who recently called for a moratorium on new development of Alberta’s tar sands. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, she talks about why Canada and the U.S. need to reconsider the tar sands as part of a long-term energy policy. READ MORE

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

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17 Sep 2014: Shift to Mass Transit Could Have Major Economic and Climate Benefits

16 Sep 2014: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds

12 Sep 2014: New High-Resolution Maps Show Greenhouse Gas Emissions at City-Level

10 Sep 2014: U.S. Renewable Energy Growth In 2014 Dwarfs Fossil Fuel Plant Additions

04 Sep 2014: Buying Video Games on Disc Is More Energy Efficient than Downloading

04 Sep 2014: Interview: Calling for Moratorium On Development of Tar Sands Oil

29 Aug 2014: New Database Tracks Ecological Health Impacts of Dams on World's Rivers

28 Aug 2014: Rail Transport of U.S. Oil Up By 9 Percent, Creating Rail Car Shortage

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


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