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Is Hillary Clinton’s Ambitious Solar Energy Goal Workable?

Clinton’s first climate change policy pitch is bold, but the US must look beyond solar for a clean energy revolution

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton took a first swing at the many-headed carbon hydra. By the end of her first term, she said, the US would have seven times more solar energy capacity than it does today. And by 2027, renewable energy would…
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by: The Guardian – July 29, 2015

Exxon Knew of Climate Change in 1981, Email Says, but It Funded Deniers for 27 More Years

Concern over high presence of carbon dioxide in enormous gas field in Southeast Asia factored into oil giant's decision not to tap it

By Suzanne Goldenberg ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change — seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm…
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by: The Guardian – July 9, 2015

US Supreme Court Strikes Down EPA Limits on Mercury Pollution

Decision is a setback for Obama administration and Environmental Protection Agency

By Suzanne Goldenberg and Raya Jalabi The US Supreme Court struck down new rules for America’s biggest air polluters on Monday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to set limits on the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxins coal-fired power…
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by: The Guardian – June 29, 2015

Environmental Movement Is Having a Real Impact in the US, Study Finds

States with strong green voices perform better on cutting emissions whereas those with climate sceptic views have seen emissions rise

By Damian Carrington The environmental movement is making a real difference in the US, according to a new research that shows states with strong green voices have significantly lower emissions of the gases that drive global warming. Photo by CREDO.fracking Activists protest…
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by: The Guardian – June 16, 2015

Latest Santa Barbara Oil Spill Is Reminiscent of 1969 Disaster

Area known as the Galápagos of the north is again choked with oil as operators exploit patchy regulation

By Andrew Gumbel Mark Massara was eight years old in 1969, when a blowout at a Union Oil well off the California coast spilled more than three million gallons of crude along the beaches of Santa Barbara and devastated one of the northern hemisphere’s…
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by: The Guardian – May 25, 2015

Fossil Fuels Are Subsidized by $10 million a minute, according to IMF study

'Shocking' $5.3 trillion subsidy estimate for 2015 'shatters the myth that fossil fuels are cheap'

By Damian Carrington Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3 trillion a year, equivalent to $10 million a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. Photo by Robert S. Donovan, on Flickr…
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by: The Guardian – May 19, 2015

Obama Pushes Climate Action on Earth Day Visit to the Everglades

'Folks don't have time' to wait in south Florida, where sea level rise threatens wildlife and local drinking water

By Tom McCarthy President Barack Obama used an unusually picturesque appearance at Everglades National Park on Wednesday to draw attention to an ugly problem that he said was threatening the well-being of people in south Florida and around the world: climate change.…
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by: The Guardian – April 23, 2015

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