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Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule

Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to use the Congressional Review Act to kill an Obama administration climate regulation that cuts methane emissions from oil and gas wells on federal land. The rule was designed to reduce oil and gas wells’ contribution to climate change and to stop energy companies from wasting natural gas. The… Read More

This is What 4 Million Solar Panels Look Like From Space

This is What 4 Million Solar Panels Look Like From Space

On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, 4 million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. It’s the largest solar farm in the world, spreading over 10 square miles of the high desert landscape. The complex sprung into existence in 2013 and has been rapidly expanding ever since. Satellite imagery curated by … Read More

America’s Climate Pollution is Falling, EPA Report Says

America’s Climate Pollution is Falling, EPA Report Says

After two years of increases, greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2015, reducing America’s overall climate pollution to below 1994 levels, according to a draft Environmental Protection Agency report published Tuesday. The decline in 2015 was mainly because that year’s mild winter reduced demand for heat across the country, and electric power … Read More

Dakota Pipeline Greenlighted As Fossil Fuels Move to Fore

Dakota Pipeline Greenlighted As Fossil Fuels Move to Fore

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cancelling an environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline and will grant approval of an easement that allows the final link in the pipeline to be constructed. The decision on Tuesday makes good on President Trump’s executive order advancing the controversial project, which has been the subject of months… Read More

Scientists Just Sharply Denounced Trump’s Travel Ban

Scientists Just Sharply Denounced Trump’s Travel Ban

The scientific community continues to raise its voice over what it views as President Trump’s dangerous policies. On Tuesday, 151 scientific societies and universities sent a joint letter denouncing the Trump administration’s immigration ban targeting seven predominantly Muslim countries as well as refugees. The International Council for Science… Read More

Scotland Eyes 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

Scotland Eyes 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

The Scottish government has taken the first steps to heavily cutting the country’s reliance on North Sea oil and gas after calling for 50 percent of Scotland’s entire energy needs to come from renewables. In a subtle but significant shift of emphasis for the Scottish National party after decades championing North Sea production, ministers unveiled… Read More

New Power Plant Shows India is Serious About Solar

New Power Plant Shows India is Serious About Solar

It took 8,500 men working two shifts every day for six months — and three shifts for two months — to finish, ahead of schedule, the Adani Group's giant solar power plant in southern India. The vast, 10 sq km project in Ramanathapuram, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is the world's largest solar power station in a single location, according… Read More

Women Scientists Advocating for Equality Surge to 14,000

Women Scientists Advocating for Equality Surge to 14,000

It started as a group text message among four friends from graduate school about new kids, puppies and jobs. You know, the successes and struggles that are the building blocks of everyday life. In the wake of the election, the discussion changed. While everyday life continued, the four friends — all women working in the climate and ecology fields … Read More

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