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Climate Progress 2014-12-21 19:20:59
In this Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Madison Gardner, 4, left, and her brother Mason, 3, play on flooded Wohler Road near a vineyard in Forestville, Calif. Recent storms have eased California’s decade-long drought somewhat, but state officials are worried that the rain will give people an excuse to abandon their already paltry conservation efforts. CREDIT: AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File December has …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-21 16:41:31
CREDIT: shutterstock With diplomatic relations warming between the U.S. and Cuba, oil and gas companies may train their sights on what’s off Cuba’s coast — large oil reserves. Right now Cuba produces just over 50,000 barrels per day of oil and relies on Venezuela for around another 100,000 bpd. However with Venezuela’s economy reeling from the staggering drop in oil prices …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-19 20:30:18
In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan River. CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued its first-ever regulations on coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal for power. But to environmentalists’ chagrin, the agency declined …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-19 19:46:24
CREDIT: AP Photo/John Minchillo, File The Sierra Club has had its share of environmental successes over the years. It prevented the damming of the Grand Canyon in the 1960s. It ran successful efforts to expand Sequoia National Park in 1926 and create the Redwoods National Park in 1968. And it has helped persuade multiple college campuses to divest from fossil fuels …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-19 15:36:27
CREDIT: Shutterstock With every passing year it becomes increasingly clear that climate change is not just an environmental issue. It’s damaging to public health. It’s a drag on the economy. And, more and more, it’s become the foundation for legal battles. As the far-reaching impacts of climate change are more immediately apparent, efforts to increase mitigation and adaptation — and push-back …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-19 14:33:12
CREDIT: Shutterstock A spokesperson for eBay Inc. has confirmed to Reuters that it will end its association with the conservative political group American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The confirmation comes two months after a coalition of more than 80 organizations asked eBay to leave ALEC, citing the conservative group’s “extreme agenda” that includes “denying the science of climate change, defunding public …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 21:44:01
Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River. CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome The EPA has confirmed that on Friday, it will release its first-ever regulations on the second-largest form of waste generated in the United States: coal ash. EPA spokesperson Rachel Dietz told ThinkProgress that the new rule will be likely be released in the early afternoon. When it is …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 18:32:48
Enbridge, Inc. an energy delivery company based in Alberta, Canada, experienced an oil spill from one of its pipelines on Wednesday. CREDIT: Shutterstock Canadian energy delivery company Enbridge Inc. has temporarily shut down and isolated one of its crude oil pipelines that connects to the United States after a 1,350-barrel, or 56,700-gallon oil spill, the company reported Wednesday evening. While the company said …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 18:32:48
Enbridge, Inc. an energy delivery company based in Alberta, Canada, experienced an oil spill from one of its pipelines on Wednesday. CREDIT: Shutterstock Canadian energy delivery company Enbridge Inc. has temporarily shut down and isolated one of its crude oil pipelines that connects to the United States after a 1,350-barrel, or 56,700-gallon oil spill, the company reported Wednesday evening. While the company said …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 18:32:48
Enbridge, Inc. an energy delivery company based in Alberta, Canada, experienced an oil spill from one of its pipelines on Wednesday. CREDIT: Shutterstock Canadian energy delivery company Enbridge Inc. has temporarily shut down and isolated one of its crude oil pipelines that connects to the United States after a 1,350-barrel, or 56,700-gallon oil spill, the company reported Wednesday evening. While the company said …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:45:47
Getting meaningful action to address climate change out of the United States’ political system has been a bit like pulling teeth. Denial that human activity is driving global warming runs higher among Americans than in any other advanced country, and is rife in Congress. Despite our wealth, we’re one of the few advanced western nations without a price on greenhouse …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:45:47
Getting meaningful action to address climate change out of the United States’ political system has been a bit like pulling teeth. Denial that human activity is driving global warming runs higher among Americans than in any other advanced country, and is rife in Congress. Despite our wealth, we’re one of the few advanced western nations without a price on greenhouse …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:45:47
Getting meaningful action to address climate change out of the United States’ political system has been a bit like pulling teeth. Denial that human activity is driving global warming runs higher among Americans than in any other advanced country, and is rife in Congress. Despite our wealth, we’re one of the few advanced western nations without a price on greenhouse …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:45:47
Getting meaningful action to address climate change out of the United States’ political system has been a bit like pulling teeth. Denial that human activity is driving global warming runs higher among Americans than in any other advanced country, and is rife in Congress. Despite our wealth, we’re one of the few advanced western nations without a price on greenhouse …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:17:11
CREDIT: flickr/ James Higgott A new report by a leading bird research institute in the U.K. found that over 99 percent of seabirds were likely to alter their flight paths in order to avoid collision with offshore wind farms. While the analysis offers new estimates of which seabirds and what percentage change course to avoid wind turbines, it still leaves many …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:17:11
CREDIT: flickr/ James Higgott A new report by a leading bird research institute in the U.K. found that over 99 percent of seabirds were likely to alter their flight paths in order to avoid collision with offshore wind farms. While the analysis offers new estimates of which seabirds and what percentage change course to avoid wind turbines, it still leaves many …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:17:11
CREDIT: flickr/ James Higgott A new report by a leading bird research institute in the U.K. found that over 99 percent of seabirds were likely to alter their flight paths in order to avoid collision with offshore wind farms. While the analysis offers new estimates of which seabirds and what percentage change course to avoid wind turbines, it still leaves many …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 16:17:11
CREDIT: flickr/ James Higgott A new report by a leading bird research institute in the U.K. found that over 99 percent of seabirds were likely to alter their flight paths in order to avoid collision with offshore wind farms. While the analysis offers new estimates of which seabirds and what percentage change course to avoid wind turbines, it still leaves many …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 15:37:45
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said the tax credit extension “doesn?t have the shelf life of a carton of eggs.” CREDIT: AP Photo / Harry Hamburg, File Weeks of congressional wrangling finally delivered a tax break for wind energy Tuesday night that will be useless in two weeks. Such is the state of modern American politics. The bill in question was actually …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 15:37:45
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said the tax credit extension “doesn?t have the shelf life of a carton of eggs.” CREDIT: AP Photo / Harry Hamburg, File Weeks of congressional wrangling finally delivered a tax break for wind energy Tuesday night that will be useless in two weeks. Such is the state of modern American politics. The bill in question was actually …


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