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February 28, 2017 Business
A new investigation reveals that Shell new about climate change for decades. (Photo: Mike Mozart / Flickr)

Shell Knew, Too: Decades of Climate Lies

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Oil giant Shell also knew of the dangers of climate change decades ago, while it continued to lobby against climate legislation and push for fossil fuel development, a joint...

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February 27, 2017 Climate & Energy
A Tesla Model X fueling up at a charging stations. (Photo: Pixabay)

The State of Electric Cars is Strong and Getting Stronger

By: Nick Marinoff

Electric cars don’t have the reputation they probably deserve. This land has been touting renewables for over a decade, yet many of us still rely on gasoline to get around....

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February 22, 2017 Climate & Energy
Hurricane Sandy swirls over the eastern U.S. in 2012. (Photo: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS)

Don't Believe a Word I Say About Climate Change

By: W. Douglas Smith

The Trump administration has put scientists and science under siege. The only defense we have is the truth, which of course, in this day and age, places us at an...

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February 22, 2017 Climate & Energy
A conservative climate solution seeks to curb warming with a carbon tax rather than regulations. (Photo: veeterzy / Unsplash)

EPA Veteran Skeptical of Conservative Climate Solution

By: Nick Marinoff

The 2016 election has produced its fair share of conflict. Believing Hillary Clinton was a shoe-in as America’s next president, protesters have taken to the streets objecting to Donald Trump’s...

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February 21, 2017 Climate & Energy
IAEA experts visit TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2013. (Photo: Greg Webb / IAEA)

In Devastated Fukushima, It's Renewables Versus the 'Nuclear Mafia'

By: Nithin Coca

In March 2011, Japan experienced one of the worst natural disasters in recent history when a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. This...

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February 18, 2017 Climate & Energy
The Dakota Acces pipeline drill pad along the Missouri River in North Dakota. (Photo: Jerry Anderson Aerial Photography)

Pipeline or Roller Coaster? A Timeline of DAPL’s Dizzying Developments

By: Ariane Sims

Even in this age of Trump where executive orders are shot out of the White House as if it were a malfunctioning ball machine on meth, reality has a way...

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February 13, 2017 Climate & Energy
Photo: DonkeyHote / Flickr

Humans' Impact On Climate Is Equal to an Asteroid Strike

By: Common Dreams

By Nika Knight As the Trump administration and Republicans in power in Congress set to work destroying environmental regulations, scientists have added urgency to the resistance with a simple new equation that shows the staggering effect human activity has had on the climate....

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February 3, 2017 Climate & Energy
A pipeline leak in Iowa spewed nearly 140,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the environment. (Photo: Hayden Irwin / Flickr)

Iowa Contains Nasty Pipeline Leak, But What's the Real Impact?

By: Nick Marinoff

What are the biggest consequences of a gas leak? That’s what residents of Worth County in Northern Iowa are likely asking themselves following a pipeline failure that caused nearly 140,000...

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February 1, 2017 Climate & Energy
The Dakota Access pipeline winds through Iowa. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Trump Is About to Reverse Obama's Decision and OK the DAPL Easement

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton While the nation was distracted by President Donald Trump's prime-time Supreme Court announcement, members of North Dakota's congressional delegation revealed that the controversial Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was moving one step closer...

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January 31, 2017 Climate & Energy
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio in "Before the Flood," his documentary about climate change. (Photo: Before the Flood / YouTube)

Celebrities Have World Leaders' Attention on Climate Change

By: Nick Marinoff

Celebrities have an uncanny way of grabbing our attention. Their latest films, appearances, fashion lines and business ventures attract media conglomerates like butterflies to an open field, so it’s always...

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January 31, 2017 Climate & Energy
Demonstrators protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Photo: chesapeakeclimate / Flickr)

Massive Resistance Forming Against Revived Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton With his order to revive the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, President Donald Trump "has declared war on Indigenous nations across the country," one Cheyenne River Sioux organizer said Monday....

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January 25, 2017 Climate & Energy
The KAPITAN DRANITSYN moored in the Arctic Ocean ice, north of western Russia. (Photo: NOAA Climate Program Office / NABOS 2006 Expedition)

Arctic Oil and Environmental Legacy in the Crosshairs

By: Belinda Waymouth

President Barack Obama’s last days in the Oval Office included a flurry of new environmental protections. In his first days, the incoming president is busy trying to dismantle them. One...

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January 20, 2017 Climate & Energy
California's Shasta Dam with a receding Lake Shasta in the background during drought conditions in September 2014. (Photo: Dan Brekke / Flickr)

Storms End California's Drought -- But Could Harsher Dry Spells Be on the Way?

By: Nick Marinoff

It’s official… California’s six-year drought is coming to an end. Over the past few weeks, winter storms have drenched the Golden State with a welcomed deluge, and the eternal dry...

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January 19, 2017 Climate & Energy

As Officials Tackle Climate Change, Polar Bears Get a Bum Rap

By: Nick Marinoff

The Arctic is melting faster than ice in a fryer. Residents are noticing warmer temperatures all around, and weather-related phenomena is occurring in all corners of the world. At present,...

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January 16, 2017 Climate & Energy
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy dipped their feet in a melt pond during Ice Liberty -- a few hours during the ICESCAPE mission when scientists and crew could take a break and relax (or throw snowballs) on the sea ice. (Photo: Kathryn Hansen / NASA)

Scientist: Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Level in 2,000 Years

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center. In the Arctic, the loss...

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January 12, 2017 Climate & Energy

Don't Bet on U.S. Coal

By: W. Douglas Smith

Don’t bet on the U.S. bringing back coal as a main source of energy. It is unlikely here or in any of the developed nations around the world. Europe has...

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January 12, 2017 Climate & Energy
ExxonMobil has been ordered to turn over decades of documents related to climate research. (Photo: Brian Katt / Wikimedia Commons)

Court Orders Exxon to Hand Over Decades of Documents Related to Alleged Climate Coverup

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley On the same day that former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee, was dodging questions about the ongoing ExxonKnew investigation, a Massachusetts court on...

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January 9, 2017 Climate & Energy
A polar bear roams the ice in Svalbard. (Photo: Smudge 9000 / Flickr)

'Toothless' Polar Bear Plan Shrugs Off Climate Threat

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The final polar bear recovery plan released by the U.S. Department of the Interior acknowledges that global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction but fails to require the large-scale reductions in...

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