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Americans are confused on climate, but support cutting carbon pollution | Dana Nuccitelli

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are interesting – in some ways confusing – and yet they reveal surprisingly broad support for action to address climate change. The Yale team created a tool with which the results can […]

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Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions – BBC News

A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.
Coal use fell by a record 52% in 2016 on the previous year in the face of cheap gas, higher domestic carbon prices, renewables and other factors.
The drop was partially offset by […]

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U.K. Oil Boss Torches Trump’s Clean Energy Plan

The boss of Shell in the UK has labelled President Donald Trump’s stance on new, cleaner forms of energy as “disappointing”… Asked whether Trump had cast doubt the need for a global transition to green energy, Sinead Lynch, country chair of Shell in Britain, told The Huffington Post UK: “It’s disappointing. Obviously what we really want is a […]

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Thousands Of Spills At US Oil And Gas Fracking Sites

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists… They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states… The biggest problems were reported in oil-rich North Dakota where 67% of the spills were […]

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Dakota Pipeline Will Never Be Completed, Veterans Vow

U.S. military veterans have thrown down the gauntlet to the Trump administration, vowing that the Dakota Access Pipeline will “not be completed— not on our watch,”… Veterans Stand, a group of vets who have vowed to protect the pipeline protesters of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and supporters, ominously threatened the possibility of more “boots […]

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Guess Who’s Backing Scott Pruitt To Head The EPA? The Koch Brothers.

The two dozen nonprofit groups and Senate committee members defending Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, have at least two things in common… Like Pruitt, they’re climate science deniers. And, like Pruitt, most of them are funded by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who own the coal, […]

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As U.S. Cedes Leadership on Climate, Others Step Up at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland — When the chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company mapped out a glowing future for fossil fuels at a discussion in Davos this past week, dissent came from an unexpected corner of the room… “We have to make a big push in renewables investment,” urged Qiao Baoping, chairman of […]

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DOJ Indicts 6 High-Ranking Volkswagen Executives Over Emissions Cheating

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG has agreed to plead guilty to U.S. charges it cheated on diesel emissions tests for a decade, accepting the largest fine on an automaker ever, while a federal grand jury indicted six former VW executives for involvement in the conspiracy… Five of the six former Volkswagen executives are […]

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In Major Legal Blow, Exxon Told To Hand Over Decades Of Climate Documents

Exxon Mobil Corp. encountered a major setback on Wednesday when a Massachusetts judge ordered the oil company to turn over 40 years of documents related to climate change… The ruling represents a huge win for the state’s attorney general Maura Healey, who is investigating how much Exxon Mobil knew about the link between fossil fuels […]

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Norway’s Top Oil Company Is Building A Huge Wind Farm Off New York’s Coast

NEW YORK ― Winds off the coasts of the United States are so dependably strong, turbines built offshore could produce four times the amount of electricity that’s currently generated from all sources in the country… At least, that’s what Norway’s biggest oil company is betting… Statoil, the fossil fuel cash cow that made Norway the […]

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Watch 30 Years Of Pipeline Spills Rip Through The U.S. In 40 Seconds

…My suspicion was that pipeline accidents are rare, but as I investigated, I found that they actually happen all the time. As shown in the mapstory I produced above, in the last 30 years, there have been over 8,700 liquid pipeline spills, averaging nearly one every day… One, in fact, happened recently only 150 miles […]

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Exxon Has Understood Climate Risks Of Oil Sands For Decades: Report

Exxon Mobil has understood the environmental risks of extracting oil from the Canadian tar sands for more than 20 years, yet continued to invest heavily in the dirty resource while lobbying against efforts aimed at limiting further development, according to a new investigation by InsideClimate News.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/inside-climate-exxon-tar-sands_us_584ef701e4b0e05aded4fe57

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Pipeline Spills 176,000 Gallons Of Oil 150 Miles From Standing Rock Protests

About 150 miles from where thousands have protested for months that the Dakota Access pipeline could threaten a Sioux tribe’s water supply, a pipeline in the western part of North Dakota has spilled more than 130,000 gallons of oil into a creek, state officials said… In all, the Belle Fourche pipeline lost 4,200 barrels of […]

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Pipeline Arrests at Santa Fe River and Live Oak

Yesterday, Dec. 10, 2016, arrests were made at Sabal Trail river crossing sites of the Santa Fe River and at a construction yard at 72nd Trace in Live Oak. Josh Peebles, a Navy veteran from Jacksonville was arrested for jaywalking. This carried a misdemeanor charge and he was soon released.
http://oursantaferiver.org/pipeline-arrests-santa-fe-river-live-oak/

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Thousands Demand Florida Stop Sabal Pipeline as Native American Leader Speaks Out

“This pipeline will span more than 500 miles across Alabama, Georgia, and Florida,” Canova wrote online two days ago. “It will run right by the Crystal River, a crucial sanctuary for endangered manatees, and the Suwannee River, also home to several endangered species. Not only that, but the pipeline’s construction could also damage the fragile […]

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Woman’s Arm May Be Amputated After Injury At Standing Rock Protests

A woman may need to have her arm amputated because she was so badly injured during demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline… Journalist Ryan Vizzions posted graphic photos of 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky’s injuries on Facebook Monday, showing her blood and exposed broken bones. He wrote that a “concussion grenade” hit Wilansky on Sunday night, when […]

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Sabal Trail “Protectors”

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Activists meet up earlier today at the Sabal Trail pipeline despite arrests earlier this month… “Mother Earth is calling for us, we got to protect her,” said Tracy Penokie, Sabal Trail “Protector”… Twenty activists who have been challening the Sabal Trail pipeline came out to various pipeline drilling sites to say […]

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Shailene Woodley Recalls Violent Thanksgiving History In New Standing Rock Video

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to break bread with family and loved ones, but for native people the holiday is forever associated with the legacy of violence wrought on indigenous communities since our country’s founding… Shailene Woodley, who has been one of most high-profile advocates against the Dakota Access Pipeline, is now speaking […]

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The Standing Rock Resistance Is Unprecedented (It’s Also Centuries Old)

As resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, N.D., concludes its seventh month, two narratives have emerged:

We have never seen anything like this before.
This has been happening for hundreds of years.

Both are true. The scope of the resistance at Standing Rock exceeds just about every protest in Native American history. But that history […]

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Obama Administration Blocks Arctic Oil Drilling Through 2022

Further cementing President Barack Obama’s climate legacy, the Department of the Interior announced on Friday its intent to ban oil drilling in the U.S. section of the Arctic Ocean for the next five years, citing environmental risks… The plan blocks the sale of new offshore oil and gas leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, […]

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