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Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 22, 2015: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resol...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The President’s Climate Action Plan stated a goal for the Federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 – more than double the current goal of 7.5 percent.  The path to that goal was then established in the December 2013 Presidential Memorandum, Fede...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday. The fourth and final volume of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's giant climate as...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  At a meeting that barely made world headlines late in November 2013, a group of some of the world’s most influential people sat down in New York and agreed on the need for a scaled-up effort by governments, cities, international agencies and the public at large to provide sustainable energy ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Governing bodies are imposing rules and regulations on certain types of water use in a growing number of cities and regions. Although many facility executives are familiar with temporary water use restrictions, such as limited hours for lawn and landscape irrigation during drought, facility ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday. Addressin...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is . . . Considering that the concept of sustainable development is now enshrined on the masthead of Environment magazine, featured on 8,720,000 Web pages, and enmeshed in the aspirations of countless programs, places, and institutions, it should be easy to complete the sent...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Finalists Announced for the 2014 Pacific Defense Energy Technology Challenge at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, Honolulu, HI Challenge awardees to showcase their energy solutions to military leadership in Honolulu; submissions for Austin Defense Energy Challenge due Friday August 8th. HONOLULU, ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
White House data splurge meant to "change the game" on climate Imagine a map that shows years of rising sea levels in a matter of seconds, and the water is surrounding your house. There might soon be an app for that. That's the sort of visualization that the Obama administration believes can spark...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Now that the U.S government has officially shut down, Colorado will be providing the funding the National Guard members who continue to aid in flood relief efforts across the state, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) announced Tuesday. "The state is going to pay the costs," Hickenlooper said in a Tues...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Congress was unable to pass the funding bill before the deadline, and as of midnight tonight the US government has begun shutting down. The US government is headed for a shutdown after members of Congress were unable to reach a compromise on the federal budget. They have until midnight tonight...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Hundreds gathered Thursday for the official ribbon cutting on Portland’s newest, old federal building, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt. “I love the building. I've loved it since I first learned about it in November,” said Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Publi...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) announced the passing of House Bill 13 – 1001, the Advanced Industries Acceleration Act by the General Assembly and awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill provides for annual allocations of several million per year for the next decade including over ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The climate will continue to change, whether or not we believe it, or are prepared for it, or are willing to do anything about it.In the near future of our planet ignorance will not be bliss. As much as some voices in the political sphere would like us to believe that the science is muddled and inco...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
During his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama said:    “With only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves, oil isn’t enough. This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy. A strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper...
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Posted by on in Mining
  Republicans pushed a bill through the House Thursday that allows the government to exempt gold, copper, silver and uranium mining on federal land from formal environmental reviews. The bill makes it harder for opponents to mount legal challenges against new ventures. The legislation, appro...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
by Stacey Detwiler Last weekend, I spent the day tubing down the Shenandoah River by Harper’s Ferry, close to where it meets the Potomac. There are few better ways to beat the heat of a Washington, DC summer than escaping downtown and spending some time on (or in) the water! Fortunately for me and...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter Washington, D.C.—"The proposal of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2013 threatens our nation's critical drinking and clean water resources by cutting the Clean W...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
For two decades, the world’s governments have failed to meet their own commitment to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas. As frustration builds among scientists, some of them have begun to argue for research on a potential last-ditch option in case global warming starts to...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Congress, particularly the House of Representatives, cast many major environmental votes during July. Most significantly, spending bills have become vehicles for an unprecedented number of anti-environment policy riders -- provisions that block environmental protections without reducing federal spe...
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