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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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January 5, 2017 Climate & Energy
China will invest $361 billion in renewable energy by 2020. (Photo: Constantine Founts / Unsplash)

China to Invest $361 Billion in Renewable Energy By 2020

By: Common Dreams

By Nika Knight While climate activists in the U.S. mount a resistance to the incoming climate-change-denying Trump administration, on the other side of the Pacific, environmentalists have reason to celebrate: China on Thursday announced that it will...

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January 4, 2017 Business
Wind power is surging along with solar. (Photo: Luca Bravo / Unsplash)

Will 2017 Be a Positive Year for Renewable Energy?

By: Nick Marinoff

What’s happening with renewable energy in the United States? It seems solar power can’t make up its mind about being at the top or the bottom, and reactions to renewable...

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January 3, 2017 Climate & Energy
Solar and wind power are now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in more than 30 countries. (Photo: Karsten Wurth / Unsplash)

Fossil-Fuel Companies Are Going Bust As Renewables Hit Tipping Point

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton Underscoring the need for a global shift to a low-carbon economy, a new report finds a record number of U.K. fossil fuel companies went bust in 2016 due...

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January 2, 2017 Climate & Energy
"Just as Indigenous Peoples are showing unwavering strength down at Standing Rock, our peoples are not afraid and are ready to do what needs to be done to stop the pipelines and protect our water and our next generations," Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, pictured here, said after the Enbridge Line 3 expansion was announced. (Photo: Derek Nepinak / Facebook)

Canadian Chiefs Launch Legal Battle Against Enbridge Pipeline Expansion

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley Buoyed by the success of Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a coalition of Canadian First Nation chiefs have launched legal action against the Trudeau government for...

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January 2, 2017 Climate & Energy

Switzerland Will Continue Its Nuclear Energy Plan… for Now

By: Nick Marinoff

Switzerland recently rejected a motion to abandon nuclear energy. Nuclear power took a massive dive in popularity following the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi disaster, though it’s remained an effective form of modern energy....

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December 30, 2016 Climate & Energy
(Photo: Amazon Watch / YouTube)

Reflecting and Recommitting to Defending Our Rights and Mother Earth

By: Leila Salazar-Lopez

As 2016 comes to an end, I have reflected on the many events that took place during Amazon Watch's 20th anniversary year: our victories and challenges, as well as the...

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December 28, 2016 Climate & Energy
The little brown bat is one of several species threatened by oil and gas companies. (Photo: Ann Froschauer / USFWS)

Fossil-Fuel Companies Seek Permission to Kill Protected Bats for Next 50 Years

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering an application from nine oil and gas companies that would allow them to avoid liability under the Endangered Species Act for killing...

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December 27, 2016 Climate & Energy
Fresh soil in Italy. (Photo: Eric Huybrechts / Flickr)

Study Warns of Soil's Role in Devastating Climate Feedback Loop

By: Common Dreams

By Andrea Germanos The loss of Arctic sea ice has already been shown to be part of a positive feedback loop driving climate change, and a recent study published in the journal Nature puts the spotlight on...

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December 22, 2016 Climate & Energy
Seth Meyers tackles Trump's position on climate change. (Photo: YouTube)

Video: Seth Meyers' Hilarious Response to Trump's Climate Denial

By: Planet Editor

Late Night host Seth Meyers recently used his media pulpit to take jabs at the Trump administration's environmental platform -- or lack thereof. In his "A Closer Look" segment, the...

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December 21, 2016 Climate & Energy
Photo: chesapeakeclimate / Flickr

Canadian Prime Minister Touts Trump's Support of Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Common Dreams

By Nika Knight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's support for the Keystone XL pipeline to an audience of business leaders and oil company executives in Calgary, Alberta—the heart of...

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