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Keystone XL — Americans are divided

March 13th, 2014

Dozens of national and regional groups have been fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, saying it could contaminate groundwater and will ratchet up carbon emissions, hastening climate change. But the general public may not feel the same. A recent poll showed most still believe the pipeline will create “significant” jobs and help provide oil to the US.

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Keystone XL protest reveals discontent with a carbon-heavy future

March 4th, 2014

This past weekend, some 500 or more students protested in Washington D.C. against the Keystone XL pipeline, which is poised to carry a thick crude oil from the tar sands in Canada to refineries in Texas if it wins approval from the Obama Administration.

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Wondrous Wonderbag cooks efficiently and helps you help others

December 20th, 2013

The Wonderbag is one of those great ideas that’s deceptively simple. It’s all about cooking efficiently, but so much more. Buy one and the company sends another to a household in Africa that can greatly benefit from this slow cooking device.

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EPA announces new rules for power plant carbon emissions

September 20th, 2013

The US EPA today released its proposal to restrict carbon emissions from new power plants, a major step toward curbing the greenhouse gases forcing climate change.

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Bike sharing explodes across the US

August 29th, 2013

The U.S. bike sharing fleet has doubled this year as the concept has taken off in New York City and other major urban centers, providing a low-cost, low-carbon way to hop around congested cities.

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DOE Secretary Moniz explains the “all of the above” energy plan and defends natural gas fracking

August 29th, 2013

In his first major policy address since taking over at the Department of Energy, Dr. Ernest J. Moniz sought to explain the administration’s “all of the above” energy plan and answered critics who accuse Obama supporting natural gas development despite concerns that fracking contaminates air and water.

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And the Top 10 ‘Cool Schools’ for 2013 are….

August 14th, 2013

Sierra magazine has released its Cool Schools rankings for 2013, revealing that the nation’s campuses are a hotbed of sustainable ideas that are helping cool the planet and set the pace for a new generation ready to confront climate change. We take a look at the Top 10….

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Survey shows a majority of Americans support Obama’s climate action plan

July 18th, 2013

Obama’s climate action plan has strong support among Americans, according to a new poll, which shows majorities favor reducing carbon emissions from power plants, driving more fuel efficient cars and developing wind, solar and hydroelectric power.

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Reading Keystone XL tea leaves: Is a pipeline in our future?

June 26th, 2013

What the President said yesterday about the Keystone XL pipeline sounded sensible and straightforward. But what did the POTUS really mean in his climate action address? Roll the words around, toss them into the 24/7 Internet news cycle mixmaster, and you’ve got massive speculation. Obama could be indicating yes, or no, to Keystone XL.

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Obama unveils climate policy: Don’t fear the future, seize it

June 25th, 2013

President Barack Obama delivered a pointed speech on climate change today, which suggested that the Keystone XL pipeline will not be automatically approved and drilled down on the biggest source of carbon emissions, power plants. The highlight of The President’s Climate Action Plan, unveiled before an audience at Georgetown University, will be a move by the EPA to set limits on carbon…

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The true price of gas

June 14th, 2013

What is the true price of gasoline? It’s far more than you think when you step on the accelerator. This video shows the reckless reach of fossil fuel pollution.

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Environmentalists to demonstrate against Keystone XL at White House on Nov. 18

November 9th, 2012

As they did in 2011, environmentalists will again gather at the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada across the U.S. to refineries in Houston.

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