fossil fuels

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Looking for a Way Around Keystone XL, Canadian Oil Hits the Rails

Published: 
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 7:57pm
Category: 
Energy

Over the past two years, environmentalists have chained themselves to the White House fence and otherwise coalesced around stopping the Keystone XL pipeline as their top priority in the fight against global warming.

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In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:25pm
Category: 
Energy

In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." 

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Gulf ecosystem in crisis after BP spill

Published: 
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 8:14pm
Category: 
Energy

Hundreds of kilograms of oily debris on beaches, declining seafood catches, and other troubling signs point towards an ecosystem in crisis in the wake of BP's 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Putting Robots to Work in Solar Energy

Published: 
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 5:08pm
Category: 
Energy

In a dusty yard under a blistering August sun, Rover was hard at work, lifting 45-pound solar panels off a stack and installing them, one by one, into a concrete track.

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Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity

Published: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The world's leading climate scientists have for the first time established a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released before the Earth reaches a tipping point and predicted that it will be surpassed within decades unless swift action is taken to curb the current pace of emissions.