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Native Community Will Move to Higher Ground in Louisiana

In the the Pointe-aux-Chenes community in southern Louisiana, homes are at risk from rising tides and sinking land. Here, a native community hopes…
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3p Weekend: Is Your Candidate a Climate Denier?

While we don't advocate single-issue voting, we know climate issues are of great interest to our readers, so we thought a quick break-down…
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Electrical Utilities: The Balance Between Regulating and Deregulating

Utilities differ in the way they are governed, depending on if the utilities operate in either regulated electricity markets or deregulated markets. Let’s…
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Huge Potential: Rooftop Solar Could Power 39% of America

Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy -- more than a third of America's current energy needs, says the U.S.…
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New Earthquake Report = More Hurt for U.S. Fracking Industry

A new report totes up the potential earthquake risk from fracking and other oil and gas operations in Oklahoma, Texas and other states.
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West Coast Cities Want to Hold Monsanto Responsible for Poisonous PCBs

Seven cities are aiming to hold Monsanto liable for several billion dollars in cleanup costs related to the harmful chemical PCBs the company…
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Greenpeace Does What Government Hasn’t: Releases Map of Indonesia Forest Concessions

The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.
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Is Australia Really Winning the Solar Energy Race?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 percent of Australian households now have either rooftop solar panels or solar-powered hot water systems…
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VW Granted One Month to Solve Emissions Problems

A District Court judge has given VW one last month to come up with a feasible plan to solve its "emissions scandal" and…
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Biggest Wind Energy Project In U.S. History Inches Forward Despite Opposition

The Energy Department has stepped in to authorize the construction of a new wind energy transmission line, leaping over state-level opposition. But some…
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Bundy ‘Cowboy Campers’ Leave a Mess in Malheur, Move in on U.S. Congress

The so-called peaceful Bundy "cowboy campers" have a voice in Washington, D.C. to advance their push for privatizing federal parks and other public…
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Cut Out Most of the Meat, Say New Netherlands Dietary Guidelines

The Netherlands Nutrition Center, or Voedingscentrum, is not only recommending that Dutch citizens adopt more of a plant-based diet, but also that they…
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3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…
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China Focuses on Climate Action in Latest Five-Year Plan

While the economy remains the central focus every five years, the 2015-2020 plan sets some lofty goals to lower pollution and improve the…
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ALEC Takes Aim At Plastic Bag Bans

The Wisconsin state senate just passed a bill that prohibits local communities from banning plastic bags and other types of containers. The funny…
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