Energy

Photo credit: Protect South Portland

| July 22, 2014
“As South Portland goes, so goes the nation. Communities everywhere are waking up to the fact that tar sands are a dirty, toxic...
theboomreview

| July 22, 2014
Natural gas is like methadone. It’s a way for an energy-addicted society to get off...
drillingatlantic

| July 21, 2014
In a landmark decision last week, the federal government approved seismic exploration for...
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Communities can avoid the energy systems of the past that plague the world and build a clean energy system they can...
climatefail

| July 20, 2014
President Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy is in stark contrast both to his climate rhetoric and...
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In remembrance of the one-year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train tragedy that killed 47 people, the...
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But not all aquifers are exempted, and the system amounts to a patchwork of...
More than 48 hours after the spill was discovered, thick, dark gray toxic coal ash sludge continued to flow out of the pipe into the river. The EPA now considers the job complete. Photo credit: Donna Lisenby

| July 18, 2014
The company dredged only a fraction of its spill, the EPA considers the job done...
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| July 18, 2014
Palm oil has one of the largest environmentally destructive...
Australia is the first nation to repeal a carbon tax, thanks to a Senate vote. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

| July 17, 2014
The law requiring companies to pay for emissions was in place just two years...
Southern Australia has been experiencing declining rainfall since the 1970s. Here's a 2007 photo of Lake Hume clearly showing the impacts of drought. Photo credit: Creative Commons/ Suburbanbloke

| July 17, 2014
Long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of...
This map of New York's Staten Island borough tracks gas leaks. Screenshot: Environmental Defense Fund

| July 16, 2014
The pilot project examined pipes under streets in three U.S. cities...
After failing in city council, Denton's fracking ban will be on the November ballot. Photo credit: Texas Tribune

| July 16, 2014
The ban is now headed to the November ballot for Denton residents...

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