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Natural Climate Solutions Could Cancel Out a Fifth of U.S. Emissions, Study Finds

November 15, 2018 - 9:51am
InsideClimate News

If widely implemented, "natural climate solutions"—low-tech changes to farm and land management—could have the same impact as "if every car and truck in the country stopped polluting the climate," the lead author of a new report says.

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Crab Industry Latest to Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change Damage

November 15, 2018 - 9:48am
InsideClimate News

Crab fishing on the West Coast has become so threatened by warming oceans that a coalition of commercial fishers is now suing to hold 30 fossil fuel companies accountable for losses caused by climate change. The lawsuit pits fishing industry interests against the biggest oil giants, including Exxon, Chevron, Shell and BP.

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Hilcorp's Bid to Drill for Oil in Arctic Hits Snag: A Lack of Sea Ice

November 15, 2018 - 9:42am
The Guardian

A lack of Arctic sea ice as the planet warms is delaying plans to build the first oil and gas drilling operation in federal waters off Alaska. Hilcorp Energy needs stable ice to build its drilling platform and will now have to extend its construction timetable by at least a year.

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Residents Plead with Trump Administration to Keep Methane Rules

November 15, 2018 - 9:40am
Associated Press

At the EPA's sole public hearing for proposed methane regulation rollbacks, people who live near oil and gas wells urged against the deregulation. The Trump administration wants to reduce the frequency of inspections for methane leaks and give energy companies more time to repair detected leaks.

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Report Details the Cost of Recycling Coal Ash in Virginia

November 15, 2018 - 9:38am
Associated Press

It will cost billions of dollars to recycle Virginia's toxic coal ash or move it to lined landfills, Dominion Energy says. Environmental groups say it would be money well spent, fearing potential leaks, especially in the face of extreme weather like hurricanes.

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Louisiana Landowners Sue Bayou Bridge Pipeline for Trespassing and Damage

November 15, 2018 - 9:36am
The Guardian

In the latest Bayou Bridge Pipeline legal battle, several Louisiana landowners have filed a lawsuit alleging the company building the pipeline did not obtain legal authority before starting construction on their property.

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Set Hearings on Natural Gas Disaster

November 15, 2018 - 9:14am
NBC10 Boston

Lawmakers in Massachusetts will hold multiple hearings after a failing natural gas pipeline caused dozens of explosions in September. Legislators intend to dive into the specific incident as well as the safety of the natural gas industry at large.

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Your Children’s Yellowstone will be Drastically Different

November 15, 2018 - 9:05am
The New York Times

Researchers say Yellowstone National Park will see a massive transformation over the next few decades due to the effects of climate change. Big changes to weather and plant life will affect the unique animal wildlife that roams the nation's first national park.

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California's Drier Autumns Are Fueling Deadly Wildfires

November 14, 2018 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

California is starting to see a trend toward drier autumns, and it's contributing to wildfires like we're seeing this year. In a Q&A, California climate scientist Daniel Swain breaks down the influences on the state's devastating blazes and what the future could bring.

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G20 Nations Still Led by Fossil Fuel Industry, Climate Report Finds

November 14, 2018 - 9:48am
The Guardian

With the Paris Agreement, countries said they want to change, but will they? Among the G20 nations, 15 reported a rise in emissions last year, international organization Climate Transparency notes in a new report. The report found 82% of energy in these countries is still being provided by coal, oil and gas.

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As Wildfires Rage, Scientist Says California’s Climate Change Warnings Are Still Too Conservative

November 13, 2018 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

As firefighters in California battle to contain the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, a climate scientist says the reality on the ground is surpassing what a government report projected just months ago in assessing the links between climate change and an increasing frequency and severity of wildfires in the state.

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Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming

November 13, 2018 - 9:48am
The New York Times

Although significant progress is being made, clean energy adoption isn't happening fast enough to avoid dangerous global warming, according to the International Energy Agency. While clean energy capacity is increasing, it's not enough to keep up with increasing energy demand.

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Drilling Overwhelms Agency Tasked with Protecting America's Lands

November 13, 2018 - 9:46am
The Center for Public Integrity

The Trump administration is making it easier to produce oil and gas on federal acreage, and the Bureau of Land Management is struggling to keep up. In New Mexico, violations, from oil spills to haphazard land restoration, are increasing, ranchers and conservation groups say.

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U.S. Plans New Limits on Heavy-Duty Truck Emissions

November 13, 2018 - 9:42am
Reuters

The EPA is expected announce new regulations for emissions on heavy duty trucks, according to an agency official quoted by Reuters. California is working on new state emissions limits.

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TVA Facebook Contract Shows Solar Growth, But Environmentalists Say There's a Catch

November 13, 2018 - 9:40am
Nashville Public Radio

A new TVA project will provide over 300 megawatts of power to Facebook's new data center in Huntsville, Alabama. But in a lawsuit, environmental groups allege the TVA is discouraging homeowners and small businesses from adopting renewable energy.

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West Virginia’s Natural Gas Industry Keeps Pushing to Whittle Away Payments to Residents

November 13, 2018 - 9:38am
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The natural gas industry has been working to reduce royalty payments to thousands of residents in West Virginia through dubious means, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. That includes subtracting "post-production costs" from royalty payments, sometimes deducting hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Early Plans Announced for New Bakken Pipeline

November 13, 2018 - 9:36am
Bismarck Tribune

Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline have announced preliminary plans for a new pipeline to transport crude oil from North Dakota to Texas. Although details about the pipeline route have not yet been shared, the companies say it would transport 350,000 barrels of oil per day and could begin operating soon as late 2020.

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The Environmental Crusaders Headed to Congress: 5 to Watch on Climate Change

November 12, 2018 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

The next freshmen class in Congress will have a striking number of environmental crusaders. With track records of taking on powerful fossil fuel interests or building clean energy businesses, many of them are talking about federal efforts to expand clean energy and green jobs.

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Fast-Rising Demand for Air Conditioning Is Warming the Planet. The Numbers Are Striking.

November 12, 2018 - 9:45am
InsideClimate News

Rising demand for home air conditioning could increase global warming an additional half a degree Celsius by the end of the century, according to a new report. The number of window units in use is expected to triple by 2050 to an estimated 4.5 billion. The problem is both their energy use and their HFCs.

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The Zinke Effect: How the Interior Department Became a Tool of Big Business

November 12, 2018 - 9:40am
The Guardian

Since becoming Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke has turned the agency's priorities away from conservation and toward fossil fuel industry interests, resource extraction and environmental deregulation. While presenting himself as a cowboy-esque modern-day Theodore Roosevelt, Zinke has given industry the keys to public lands, The Guardian reports.

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