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Doubling Renewable Energy Output Worldwide Could Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up…
The Wyodak Coal Mine near Gillette, Wyoming, has been operational for decades. But coal mining in the state now faces mounting troubles.

America’s Second Largest Coal Company Files for Bankruptcy

This week, Arch Coal, the second largest coal company in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy, citing $4.5 billion in debt.
This leaking well pad in California's San Fernando Valley is sickening residents of the Porter Ranch community in Los Angeles County. Some reports predict the whole town will have to evacuate.

Fossils Gone Wild: Underground Hazards Link California and Oklahoma

A pattern of willful ignorance links the California methane leak, swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma and water contamination in Michigan.
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$436B in Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies!

The U.S. has been lauded for a $400 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund, but out of its dirtier, more malevolent pocket,…
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COP21: Brought to You By … Big Polluters?

The world is coming together to try to build a clean energy future, but the UNFCC COP21 Paris climate talks themselves are being…
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Al Gore Calls for Bold Commitments at COP21

The crowd expected the longtime climate activist to come prepared with a compelling narrative that made the case for strong action coming out…
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3 Things You Need to Know About the Exxon Investigation

The New York attorney general's investigation into ExxonMobil may allow us to see the dirty truth behind big polluters and their PR. If…
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Divestment’s Impact is More Than Just Money

The divestment campaign – a grassroots movement to get public pensions, university endowments, and other large funds to remove fossil fuels companies from…
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Hillary Clinton Drops One Shoe On Keystone XL, White House Drops Another

It's toast: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clarified her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline this week, and the White House backed her up.
Cows graze in the shadow of a drilling rig in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.

New Fracking Report Reveals Network of Deceit: Big Green Radicals Bite Back

A new report from the so-called "Big Green Radical" organization Greenpeace reveals the fracking industry's influence on academic studies.
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Fracking Chemicals Can Cause Endocrine Disruption and Illness, Says Study

Scientists have been debating the environmental impacts of fracking for years. But now there's a new study that confirms that exposure to fracking…
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California Democrats Cave In To Oil Lobby

A California Senate bill would have required a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown and…
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Market Turmoil and the Death Throes of the Fossil Fuel Era

“All businesses, like humans, fight death. And fight [the fossil fuel industry] will, with all the considerable power they have," Paul Gilding, former…
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How the Extractives Industry Hurts Indigenous Women

Extractive industry projects may not be created to victimize women, but violence against women has become a major by-product of these project operations.…
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The Political Balancing Game: Obama Okays Arctic Drilling

Why did President Obama give the green flag to arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea? And what does it mean for the environment?…