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Lobbyist Dubbed Dr Evil Behind Front Groups Attacking Obama Power Rules
Posted on: Feb 24, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Richard Berman routed funding for at least 16 studies and five front groups attacking Environmental Protection Agency rules on power plant emissions.
Obama Administration Launches Plan to Save the Monarch Butterfly from Extinction
Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Two million will be spent on growing milkweed and other butterfly-friendly plants along main migration routes from Minnesota to Mexico.
Children Given Lifelong Ban on Talking About Fracking
Posted on: Jan 26, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Two Pennsylvanian children will live their lives under a gag order imposed under a $750,000 settlement.
Scientists: Humanity's Doomsday Clock Approaches Midnight
Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Climate change has symbolic clock now at three minutes to apocalypse, the darkest hour for humanity since the cold war.
Stanford Professors Urge Withdrawal From Fossil Fuel Investments
Posted on: Jan 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Faculty members call on university to recognize urgency of climate change and divest.
Obama Moves to Cut U.S. Methane Emissions by Almost Half
Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: The Guardian
The EPA will cut oil and gas industry methane emissions as president seeks to bolster climate legacy.
Emboldened by GOP victories, ALEC Plans to Destroy Environmental Protections
Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: The Guardian
The large conservative lobbying network is pressing lawmakers to gut new EPA regulations.
Big Ag Spending Millions to Defeat GMO Labeling Campaigns
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Industry giants spend more than $25 million to defeat mandatory labeling ballot initiatives in Oregon and Colorado.
Floods Will Become Frighteningly Frequent in East Coast Cities, New Report Shows
Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: The Guardian
In this climate changed world, east coasters will need a lot more than wading boots.
Catastrophic Environmental Meltdown: 35,000 Walruses Stranded on Alaskan Shore
Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: The Guardian
FAA reroutes flights to stave off a calamitous stampede of displaced mammals.
Texas Proposes Rewriting School Books to Deny Manmade Climate Change
Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: The Guardian
In the proposed 6th grade texts, students were introduced to global warming amid false claims that there was scientific disagreement about its causes.
Drinking Water Contaminated by Fracking Boom in Texas and Pennslyvania, Says New Study
Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Faulty natural gas well casings blamed in study for methane leakage in Barnett Shale and the Marcellus formation.
Half of North America Bird Species Facing Extinction
Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: The Guardian
314 species, including the bald eagle and 10 state birds of US at risk from climate change
8 Charts That Show How Climate Change is Making the World More Dangerous
Posted on: Jul 14, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds.
Oklahoma's Fracking Wells Behind the Spate of Earthquakes
Posted on: Jul 4, 2014, Source: The Guardian
A fifth of the quakes that helped turn the state into America's earthquake capital were caused by just four wells.
Obama to Unveil Historic Climate Change Plan to cut U.S. Carbon Pollution
Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Obama's carbon-cutting plan will likely face strong opposition from GOP climate-change deniers.
Landmark Report: Climate Change Is Already Wreaking Havoc in America's Backyard
Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Scientists hope to spur U.S. to action with dire warning; Obama plans push to amplify findings of definitive report.
Almost Half of Americans Live With Unhealthy Levels of Air Pollution
Posted on: Apr 30, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Report finds 148 million U.S. residents live in areas where smog and soot particles pose health risks.
U.N. Report: At-risk Cities Hold Solutions to Climate Change
Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Smart planning in cities like Miami and Salt Lake City could help save the day.
UN: Climate Change Has Already Cut Global Food Supply, Caused Wars
Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Report by climate change panel says global warming is fueling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war,
White House Opens Door to New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Administration to study magnitude of leaks from methane before deciding in autumn whether to propose new oil and gas controls.
9 Most Wasteful Fisheries in the U.S. Revealed
Posted on: Mar 20, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Report shows Alaska, Florida, Gulf of Mexico and north-eastern fisheries are responsible for more than half of discarded fish.
Feds Move Against Alaska Gold and Copper Mine to Protect Salmon Fishery
Posted on: Mar 1, 2014, Source: The Guardian
EPA move, hailed as victory for salmon fishermen and native tribes, didn’t amount to immediate veto on Bristol Bay project.
The Anti-fracking Activist Barred from 312.5 Square Miles of Pennsylvania, Including the County Hospital
Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: The Guardian
A court injunction brought in by an oil and gas company makes even supermarkets off-limits for Vera Scroggins.
Grandmother Barred from 312 Miles of Pennsylvania for Peacefully Protesting Fracking
Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: The Guardian
The ban represents one of the most extreme measures taken by the oil and gas industry to date against protesters.
Al Gore: Use of Geo-Engineering to Head Off Climate Disaster Is Insane
Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: The Guardian
The belief in a planet-wide, quick fix—like using sulphur to block the sun—is utterly delusional, activist says.
Fracking Hell: What It's Really Like to Live Next to a Shale Gas Well
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Nausea, headaches and nosebleeds, invasive chemical smells, constant drilling, slumping property prices – welcome to Ponder, Texas, where fracking has overtaken the town.
Assault on Clean Energy Revealed: How ALEC-Inpsired Laws Plans to Charge Homeowners Who Install Solar
Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: The Guardian
And they will promote a suite of model bills aimed at blocking Obama from cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and state governments from promoting the expansion of wind and solar power.
Right-Wing Lobbying Group ALEC Faces Funding Crisis Over Extreme Pro-Gun Positions
Posted on: Dec 4, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Exodus from ALEC includes 40 corporate members and 400 Republican legislators.
Microsoft Looks to Boost Eco Credentials with Wind-powered Data Center
Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Entire output of 110MW wind project in Texas was bought up by tech giant, in move that displaces coal from supply chain.
The Growing Environmental Costs of America's Transformation into an Energy Superpower
Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: The Guardian
There are growing concerns over radiation risks and a new report finds widespread environmental damage on an unimaginable scale in the US.
Republicans Block Science Laureate Vote Over Fear of Climate Stance
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Why, you ask? Because a conservative lobbyist told them to.
Obama Expresses Reservations About Keystone XL Pipeline
Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Recent comments from Obama have given hope to environmental campaigners looking for signs that the president will not approve the controversial tar sands project.
Al Gore: Obama Must Veto 'Atrocity' of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: The Guardian
The former vice-president says the tar sands pipeline is 'really a losing proposition' and demands climate plan promised at inauguration.
Thousands Descend on Washington DC to Pressure Obama to Keep His Climate Change Promise
Posted on: Feb 17, 2013, Source: The Guardian
The event, billed as the largest climate protest in history, was a show of force as Obama nears decision on controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
US East-Coast Cities Are 'Sitting Ducks' for Dangerous Storms
Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Thanks to Sandy even a run-of-the-mill nor'easter will cause more breaches and the amount of coastal flooding will be widespread.
New Report Outlines Our Future: Climate Change Set to Make America Hotter, Drier and More Disaster-prone
Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: The Guardian
The National Climate Assessment was just released and provides the fullest picture of the real-time effects of climate change on US life, and the most likely consequences for the future.
What Happens When Fracking Hits the Suburbs
Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source: The Guardian
Residents of Gardendale, a suburb near the hub of the west Texas oil industry, face having up to 300 wells in their backyards.
Obama Vows to Take Personal Charge of Climate Change in Second Term
Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: The Guardian
President acknowledges first term made only limited progress on the contentious issue that has lit up since hurricane Sandy.
New Ads Launched: Romney Attacked Over Climate Change as Activists Tap Post-Sandy Concerns
Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: The Guardian
Sandy finally made climate change an issue in the presidential elections -– after months with virtually no mention from Obama or Romney on the campaign trail.
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