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Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

We Don’t Need Fossil Fuels!

Beesley’s Point Generating Station, New Jersey. Photo: Smallbones, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, at team from Stanford University led by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States” (Roadmaps). (http://bit.ly/stanford-fossil-free) The Roadmaps […]

One Dead, Three Injured in Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion

By Lena Moffitt

An oil tanker in Mead, Colorado exploded, killing one and injuring three on Thursday. Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the explosion.

The death is the third fatality caused by Anadarko’s Colorado operations in just the past six weeks. On April 17, a home explosion in Firestone, Colorado was the […]

Offshore Oil Well Leaked for Months, Public Kept in Dark for a Year

THIS COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE THAT THERE IS OFFSHORE OIL

Australia’s oil regulator is refusing to disclose the location and the company behind a 10,500 liter leak of petroleum into the ocean last year.

An Australian offshore oil and gas well leaked continuously into surrounding waters for two months in 2016 but information about […]

Natural Gas Power Plants Emit up to 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

By Steve Horn • Monday, March 20, 2017 – 17:45

Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates.

Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study also found that for oil refineries, emission […]

Can We Save Fossil Fuels? Really?

And why would we want to?

This strip mine near Morristown, Ohio was once a mountain top. Route 70 is in the background. Photo credit: EPA.

By George Harvey

Our president-elect has said he wants to resurrect the coal industry and reduce regulations on oil and gas so they can prosper again. […]

The Meaning of Standing Rock

By Carl Pope

Today was supposed to be the deadline for thousands of protesters encamped to prevent completion of the Dakota Access pipeline across Lake Oahe on the Missouri River to evacuate their camp-sites. Instead it has become a moment of celebration, as the Army Corps of Engineers and the Obama Administration have concluded that […]

Food after fossil fuels?

When: July 20, 2016 at 12:30pm Pacific/3:30pm Eastern How to Participate: REGISTER Share your thoughts on this topic before the conversation

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Join Tom Philpott of Mother Jones Magazine and Michael Bomford of the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems program of Kwantlen Polytechnic University for a rich, thought-provoking conversation about what the future […]

Largest Civil Disobedience in History of the Environmental Movement Begins Today

Starting today, a global wave of peaceful direct actions lasting for 12 days will take place across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, under the banner of Break Free.

2015 was the hottest year ever recorded and the impacts of climate change are already hitting communities around the world. From […]

U.S. bars oil drilling off Atlantic coast in victory for environmentalists

An oil drilling rig as it arrived in Port Angeles, Wash. in 2015 aboard a transport ship bound for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast. (Daniella Beccaria / AP)

By Associated Press

a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will bar oil drilling off the Atlantic Coast, a […]