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Let’s Not Braise the Planet

Published: 
Sun, 07/07/2013 - 9:47pm
Category: 
Energy

According to a report released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last month, we are not running out of fossil fuels anytime soon.

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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.

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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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An Odd Alliance in Patagonia

Published: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 8:06pm
Category: 
Energy

On the windswept Patagonian steppe, crews of roughnecks are drilling around the clock in pursuit of a vast shale oil reservoir that might be the world’s next great oil field.

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South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

Published: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 7:55pm
Category: 
Chemicals

The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are hazardous.