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Google Street View cars have driven millions of miles across the globe, capturing 360-degree images of roadways and communities on all seven continents. Now, scientists and environmentalists are teaming up to add pollution trackers to the vehicles so they can monitor natural gas ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The climate science is uncompromising. We’ve already warmed the earth 1 degree Celsius. And we have enough carbon and methane and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and enough heat in the oceans to warm the earth another half a degree Celsius already. So if we stop all greenhouse gas emi...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
On the Holleran maple farm in Pennsylvania, workers clear the way for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Some felled trees have been spray-painted with the American flag. By Josh Fox There’s a battle raging for America’s energy future. The fracking industry is flexing its political muscle in...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
A gas well leak near suburban Porter Ranch was permanently capped Thursday, ending a major calamity that began last October, displaced thousands of residents, and led to a state of emergency by the governor. The well at the Aliso Canyon storage facility of Southern California Gas is now taken out o...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Colorado regulators approved groundbreaking controls on emissions from oil and natural gas operations after an unusual coalition of energy companies and environmentalists agreed on measures to counter worsening smog. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) and Encana Corp. (ECA), am...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Rapid thawing of the Arctic could trigger a catastrophic "economic timebomb" which would cost trillions of dollars and undermine the global financial system, say a group of economists and polar scientists. Governments and industry have expected the widespread warming of the Arctic region ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
By Jim Shelton It's time to add gassy trees to the list of climate concerns. According to a new study by Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, diseased trees may be releasing unusually large amounts of methane gas into the air. If the data holds up, it could alter forest ...
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Posted by on in Mining
By Dominic Frongillo of Gas from fracking is mostly methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas that is up to 105 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over 20 years. As this record-breaking summer continues to heat up, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is purportedly nea...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Apple’s massive 500,000 square-foot Project Dolphin data center in Maiden, N.C., is taking clean energy to a new level. Apple has confirmed its commitment to environmentally responsible business practices with the announcement that the facility will be powered completely by clean, renewable energy b...
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