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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.

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U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:57am
Category: 
Energy

Nations have so dragged their feet in battling climate change that the situation has grown critical and the risk of severe economic disruption is rising, according to a draft United Nations report.

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Poll: Americans see impact of global warming

Published: 
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:33am

Most Americans say global warming is serious and want the United States to address it, but their support for government regulations has fallen in recent years, says a poll Fridayconducted for USA TODAY.

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Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites

Published: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:32pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer, scientists reported Monday.