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UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers

Published: 
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:02am
Category: 
Energy

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

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CO2 Levels Already Topped 400 PPM This Year, On Track To Cross Threshold For A Month

Published: 
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:02pm
Category: 
Energy

Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. However, it didn’t cross that threshold until mid-May. 

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Study Finds Keystone XL Would Have Much Larger Impact Than State Department Suggests

Published: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline would have for development of the Canadian tar sands, according to a new analysis from a United Kingdom-based group. 

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Scientists urge California to boost target for cutting emissions

Published: 
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:20pm
Category: 
Energy

A group of California scientists Wednesday urged state lawmakers to adopt a steeper target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions after 2020.

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Study Finds Methane Leaks Negate Benefits of Natural Gas as a Fuel for Vehicles

Published: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:47am
Category: 
Energy

The sign is ubiquitous on city buses around the country: “This bus runs on clean burning natural gas.”