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Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

Published: 
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:59am
Category: 
Water

When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude. And she may lose yet more.

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German Village Resists Plans to Strip It Away for the Coal Underneath

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:07pm
Category: 
Energy

A grove of apple saplings grows on the lee side of Ulrich Schulz’s barn. He did not plant them for the fruit, he said, but as an act of rebellion against a nearby mining company that wants to raze his farm, which his family has owned since 1560, to get at the coal beneath his land.

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Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds

Published: 
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 6:41pm
Category: 
Energy

Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study.

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Industry in North Dakota to Cut Flared Natural Gas

Published: 
Sat, 02/01/2014 - 4:22pm
Category: 
Energy

Faced with growing criticism and lawsuits, an oil industry task force representing hundreds of companies in North Dakota pledged on Wednesday to make an all-out effort to capture almost all the natural gas that is being flared in the Bakken shale oil field by the end of the decade.

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Climate Aids in Study Face Big Obstacles

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 2:39pm

Some of the technologies cited in the latest draft report by United Nations climate experts face significant obstacles before they can be widely put in effect to limit the impact of climate change.