fossil fuels

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The Amazing Energy Race

Published: 
Wed, 07/03/2013 - 8:18am
Category: 
Energy

The United States is falling behind. To catch up, we need to reorder our priorities, find cleaner and smarter fuels and develop new technologies.

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The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Published: 
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:11pm
Category: 
Chemicals

First disclaimer: I'm NOT that hardcore. I don't eat a strictly plant-based diet... yet. I ONLY take the bus when it works time-wise, or ride my bike when traffic volume and ecological impulses align. 

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Slowdown in Carbon Emissions Worldwide, but Coal Burning Continues to Grow

Published: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:47pm
Category: 
Energy

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are slowing somewhat from the rapid pace of the last decade, new figures show, but growth in coal burning continues to outstrip the growth in other forms of energy, and experts said the world remains far from meeting international goals on climate change.

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Unavoidable Answer for the Problem of Climate Change

Published: 
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:02am
Category: 
Energy

Japan’s announcement last week that it would not meet its promise to sharply reduce its carbon emissions met a chorus of disapproval from around the world.

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Fossil Fuels Receive $500 Billion A Year In Government Subsidies Worldwide

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:19am
Category: 
Energy

Producers of oil, gas and coal received more than $500 billion in government subsidies around the world in 2011, with the richest nations collectively spending more than $70 billion every year to support fossil fuels.