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New Tools Pinpoint Natural Gas Leaks, Maximizing a Fuel’s Green Qualities

Published: 
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:26am
Category: 
Energy

Natural gas is hailed as green and safe, but its environmental benefits and ability to temper climate change are reduced by its tendency to leak into the air undetected. 

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Cut the power of fossil fuel

Published: 
Fri, 11/09/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

It's not just Sandy. Sandy was off-the-charts terrible, a storm that broke every record in the books: for storm surge, for barometric pressure, for sheer size. But it also blew in toward the end of what will be the warmest year in U.S. history. It was a year that already had seen a summer-in-March heat wave described by meteorologists as the most statistically freakish weather event in the continent's history, an epic drought that raised grain prices 40% around the world and a record-setting melt of Arctic ice.

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Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront

Published: 
Wed, 11/07/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

With a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence.

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Fossil Fuel Industry Ads Dominate TV Campaign

Published: 
Thu, 09/13/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama first ran for president, being green was so popular that oil companies like Chevron were boasting about their commitment to renewable energy, and his Republican opponent, John McCain, supported action on global warming.

As Mr. Obama seeks re-election, that world is a distant memory. Some of the mightiest players in the oil, gas and coal industries are financing an aggressive effort to defeat him, or at least press him to adopt policies that are friendlier to fossil fuels. And the president’s former allies in promoting wind and solar power and caps on greenhouse gases? They are disenchanted and sitting on their wallets.