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Marin sues energy companies over climate risks

Published: 
Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:51am

Marin County sued 37 oil, gas and coal companies Monday asserting the companies knew their fossil fuel products would cause sea level rise and coastal flooding but failed to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution.

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Aliso Canyon natural gas facility that was site of massive leak can reopen, state says

Published: 
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:25pm

The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, which was shut down after a massive leak forced thousands to flee their homes, can reopen at a reduced capacity, state officials said Wednesday.

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The Warmer, Wetter Arctic Is Becoming a New Source of Carbon

Published: 
Wed, 03/23/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

Could the impacts of climate change include environmental feedbacks that intensify its effects? New research from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire adds to a growing body of evidence that in the Arctic, at least, such feedback loops are a real consequence of the world’s continued reliance on fossil fuels.

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Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

Published: 
Fri, 11/06/2015 (All day)

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.

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China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks

Published: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

China, the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases from coal, has been burning up to 17 percent more coal a year than the government previously disclosed, according to newly released data. The finding could complicate the already difficult efforts to limit global warming.