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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.

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A New Divestment Focus: Fossil Fuels

Published: 
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 8:19am
Category: 
Energy

In the 1980s, it was South Africa. In the 1990s, it was tobacco.

Now fossil fuels have become the focus of those who would change the world through the power of investing.

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Acidizing could rival fracking in Monterey Shale

Published: 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:13pm
Category: 
Energy

Fracking hasn't unleashed an oil production boom in California, at least not yet.

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How to cut American oil use in half in 20 years

Published: 
Tue, 12/11/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

The Union of Concerned Scientists has figured out how Americans can cut their oil consumption in half within 20 years.

Sound impossible?

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Going Beyond Carbon Dioxide

Published: 
Thu, 12/06/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

WE all know (or should know) by now that the carbon dioxide we produce when we burn fossil fuels and cut down forests is the planet’s single largest contributor to global warming. It persists in the atmosphere for centuries. Reducing these emissions by as much as half by 2050 is essential to avoid disastrous consequences by the end of this century, and we must begin immediately.