Category: Environment

Parker: We need tough decisions on climate

Local, state and federal governments need to make tough decisions to help blunt the effects of climate change, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday.  More »

Green oil? Phillips 66 strikes a deal to develop it

A small San Diego company is teaming up with the largest U.S. oil refiner to bring an algae-based crude closer to market.  More »

Nine states tighten carbon dioxide pollution rules

Massachusetts and eight other states are part of the nation’s first multi-state “cap-and-trade” program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  More »

Proposed ethane cracker faces tough review

A proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County likely would have to comply with a state regulation aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial facilities.  More »

Environmentalists, unions seek to fix gas leaks

Unions and environmentalists unite in call to fix leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment, a national effort that could cost $82 billion.  More »

Big Oil anticipates 10-fold surge in carbon cost

International oil producers are girding for carbon emission costs that may surge to almost 10 times the current prices in Europe, the world’s largest greenhouse gas market, as governments around the world step up efforts to curb climate change  More »

US to allow eagle deaths, to aid wind power

The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.  More »

Investigation digs into aftereffects of Exxon Mobil pipeline spill (video)

Inside Climate News has released a two-part investigation into the aftermath of Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline oil spill, which unleashed 210,000 gallons of oil on an Arkansas neighborhood in March.  More »

Student fossil-fuel divestment movement suffers setbacks

The student campaign to press colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuels is entering a new phase, now that administrators at several top schools have said no.  More »

Park Service withdraws comments on fracturing rule

A congressman said the comments were a “thinly veiled attempt to vilify energy production and hydraulic fracturing on our public lands.”  More »

Deaths of migratory birds lead to $300,000 settlement

Most of the money from the settlement will go to a wildlife rehabilitation center.  More »

Study: US spewing 50% more methane than EPA says

The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.  More »
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