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Climate scientist willing to face arrest at tar sands pipeline protest

Climate scientist Jason Box says oil sands are a moral issue that he feels compelled to address at Keystone XL pipeline protests By Elizabeth McGowan guardian.co.uk August 2011 His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He’s never … Continue reading

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Algae Could Solve World’s Fuel Crisis

By Von Philip Bethge Der SPIEGEL 07/28/2011 Genetically modified blue and green algae could be the answer to the world’s fuel problems. Bioengineers have already developed algae that produce ethanol, oil and even diesel — and the only things the … Continue reading

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Path appears clear for Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada

By Neela Banerjee Tribune Washington Bureau July 14, 2011 WASHINGTON — At a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania in early April, President Obama was asked about a bitter fight between industry and environmentalists over a proposed $7 billion, 2,000-mile pipeline … Continue reading

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Student-Built Car Gets 2,487.5 MPG in Shell Eco-Marathon

By Staff gas2.org March 29, 2010 For the second year in a row, a student team from Laval University in Canada has won the prototype category of the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston, Texas. Last year the team achieved a … Continue reading

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Amid US gas boom, split over ‘fracking’

By Rob Lever AFP Jun 26, 2011 WASHINGTON — The United States is seeing a natural gas boom thanks to discoveries of abundant shale gas, but also a groundswell of opposition from critics who say the environmental risks from drilling … Continue reading

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The Facts About Fracking

The Wall Street Journal By Editorial Staff JUNE 25, 2011 The real risks of the shale gas revolution, and how to manage them. The U.S. is in the midst of an energy revolution, and we don’t mean solar panels or … Continue reading

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Bike-Share Schemes Shift Into High Gear

Josie Garthwaite For National Geographic News Published June 7, 2011 Hold onto your helmets, city dwellers. It’s the summer of bike sharing. Around the world, cycle-hire operators are rolling out bicycles that were tucked away for the cold and rainy … Continue reading

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Federal court won’t dismiss lawsuit against Exxon

The Associated Press By Staff June 8, 2011 A federal court will allow environmental groups to pursue a lawsuit that accuses the largest U.S. refinery of violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times in the past five years. HOUSTON … Continue reading

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California’s Green Jihad

Forbes By Joel Kotkin Jun. 7 2011 Ideas matter, particularly when colored by religious fanaticism, wreaking havoc even in the most favored of places. Take, for instance, Iran, a country blessed with a rich heritage and enormous physical and human … Continue reading

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U.S. environment agency raises concern over safety of TransCanada’s pipeline

Xinhua By Staff June 08, 2011 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a letter Tuesday raising concerns over the environmental effects of TransCanada Corp.’s plan to extend its Keystone pipeline system and asked the State Department to do more … Continue reading

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