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Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'

Published: 
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:22am
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Energy

Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change. 

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Wind Industry’s New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price

Published: 
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:01pm

The wind industry has gone to great lengths over the years to snap up the best properties for its farms, often looking to remote swaths of prairie or distant mountain ridges to maximize energy production and minimize community opposition.

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German Village Resists Plans to Strip It Away for the Coal Underneath

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:07pm
Category: 
Energy

A grove of apple saplings grows on the lee side of Ulrich Schulz’s barn. He did not plant them for the fruit, he said, but as an act of rebellion against a nearby mining company that wants to raze his farm, which his family has owned since 1560, to get at the coal beneath his land.

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Europe, Facing Economic Pain, May Ease Climate Rules

Published: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:21am
Category: 
Energy

For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the planet.