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Climate Change This Week: The state of the climate, Doritos, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A “Cheesy Love Story” : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn’t Want You to See – palm oil is bad for people and our carbon-storing rainforests. It’s in … Continue reading

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Energy Companies Play Dirty, Methane Menace, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: Credit Dirk Ingo Franke at Wikimedia Commons. OO “Delaware-Sized ” Gas Plume Over US West Illustrates Cost Of Leaking Methane – verified as the country’s biggest methane “hot spot,” by NASA and other scientists, … Continue reading

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Fracking ADHD Link, Climate Change Censorship, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO US Energy Boom Might Be A Short One since the majority of the country’s shale oil and gas reserves could prove too deep and too expensive to drill. OO Cheap Oil Bad For … Continue reading

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Fighting Climate Change: Why Clean Energy Helps Poor Nations, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS Renewable Energy Capacity Grew At Fastest Pace Ever In 2013 reports Jeff Spross at Climate Progress. The International Energy Agency said renewables now produce 22 % of the world’s electricity, likely rising to 26 % by 2020 … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Climate Action: Politics, Oil Boom, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK OO North Dakota, Texas Send U.S. Oil Boom Skyrocketing – enabling more global warming and climate change. OO Politicians Trying To Fund Overseas Coal Projects Via ‘Eliminating Bureaucracy’ OO Nine States Join Climate Denier’s Lawsuit To Dismantle EPA Carbon Rule OO 2,500 … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Is a Bridge to Catastrophic Warming

OO Natural Gas Is a Bridge to Catastrophic Warming says Cornell environmental scientist Robert Howarth in a new study, reports Bobby Magill at Climate Progress. Over 20 years, methane (aka natural gas) is 86 times more potent than CO2. OO Even at a plausible 6.5% … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces Plan to Cut Methane Emissions

Credit solarpanelspower.net President Obama Announces Plan to Cut Methane Emissions, reports Emily Atkin at Climate Progress, without help from Congress, via policies that will regulate venting from oil and gas wells by 2014’s end, and if necessary, EPA regulations on emissions from agriculture, … Continue reading

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US Landowners Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Wasted Natural Gas

US Landowners Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Wasted Natural Gas reports Andrew Breiner at Climate Progress. Nearly 30 percent of North Dakota’s drilled natural gas (aka methane, a potent greenhouse gas) is intentionally burned off, resulting in a roughly $1 … Continue reading

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US Power Plants, Mostly Coal, Are Massive Carbon Emitters

The US EPA’s addition of oil, gas and coal methane emissions to its online greenhouse gas tracking tool increased national carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by over  80 million-metric-tons in 2011 from 2010, when figures were unavailable, reports Tiffany Stecker at … Continue reading

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Gargantuan Siberian Methane Bubbles Escaping Into Atmosphere

Huge frozen methane deposits exist under Arctic lakes and the oceans, the remains of plants and animals that settled to the bottom and decomposed over the millenia. Until now, the deposits were trapped under frozen underwater sediments.  For several years … Continue reading

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