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29 Sep 2014

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

by FRED PEARCE
As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on sweeping international agreements. Some analysts are pointing to Plan B — recasting the climate issue as one of national self-interest rather than global treaties. READ MORE

23 Sep 2014

Oil Companies Quietly Prepare For a Future of Carbon Pricing

by MARK SCHAPIRO AND JASON SCORSE
The major oil companies in the U.S. have not had to pay a price for the contribution their products make to climate change. But internal accounting by the companies, along with a host of other signs, suggest that may soon change — though the implications of a price on carbon are far from clear. READ MORE

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

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24 Sep 2014: The Overview: Alberta Tar Sands

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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


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