Sentate Passes Keystone XL Bill, White House Says Will Veto

By: Friday January 30, 2015 7:12 am

Anti-#KeystoneXL pipeline protesters at Obama / House Dems retreat in Philly pic.twitter.com/MvKYisOcs5 — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) January 29, 2015 Yesterday the Senate passed a bill forcing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport Canadian tar sand oil through the US to the gulf coast. The vote was 62-36 and nine Democrats – [...]

GOP Congress Votes Climate Is Changing, Not Humans’ Fault

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 6:51 am

2014 was the hottest year ever: http://t.co/ZgJaUgMZW7 pic.twitter.com/CE7tllACPJ — New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 17, 2015 If you needed more evidence that people in DC are wastes of time and space you got it yesterday when the Senate voted to affirm that the climate was, in fact, changing but not that it was due to [...]

Coal Use Expected To Rise In Next Few Years

By: Tuesday January 13, 2015 8:30 am

The world’s demand for coal will grow to 9 billion tonnes by 2019, according to a report released last month from the International Energy Agency. In spite of all efforts to reduce its consumption, oversupply and low prices are still attractive to many countries, especially in Asia, to fulfill demands for electricity. The only two continents [...]

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Continues With Nebraska Court Decision

By: Monday January 12, 2015 9:41 am

Seen on C-SPAN: House approves #KeystoneXL Pipeline, 266-153. http://t.co/81ZCvJHvUR pic.twitter.com/0pN2dzylYb — CSPAN (@cspan) January 9, 2015 Even though the price of oil is crashing and its incredibly cheap price is leading to problems throughout the energy industry, the battle for the Keystone Pipeline continues with Transcanada using all its influence to advance its interests through [...]

Slower Population Growth Is Not Harmful, New Report Finds

By: Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:05 am

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told the families in Iran, over the summer, to make more children after saying the government was wrong to promote slogans like “fewer kids, better life.” His concern was of the consequence of declining population growth. Many countries around the world (Russia, South Korea, Italy and Japan to name a [...]

Keystone XL Fails In Senate

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 5:58 am

In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off [...]

Congress To Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 5:48 am

The stars have aligned for the vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. Republicans have been demanding the vote for months and used the issue to jam the White House on not supporting job creation in the 2014 election cycle. And now Democrats are also interested in having the vote in hopes that allowing Senator Mary [...]

US And China Announce Climate Deal

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:36 am

The United States and China have announced that they have reached a climate deal after extensive negotiations over a nine month period. According to the announcement the US will reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 while China is claiming its peak year for emissions will be [...]

Climate Change Policies Dead In The Water With New Congress

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 7:58 am

#TOSunEditorial: Time to say yes to #KeystoneXL http://t.co/CCSYQVk204 pic.twitter.com/EtqyYJbyBm — Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) November 6, 2014 Much has been made of the fact that immigration reform is going to have a tough time getting through Congress now that Republicans have taken control of both chambers, but an issue that appears to have even less of [...]

UN Preparing Investigation Of Spying During Climate Talks After Snowden Disclosure

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 5:56 am

The British equivalent of the NSA, the GCHQ, was reportedly deployed by the British government to at least two climate talks to spy on other countries according to documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Now UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said there will be an investigation into the spying and the use of [...]

Study: Earth Lost 50% Of Wildlife In Last 40 Years

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 9:47 am

According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) which has declined by 52% since 1970. The LPI measures more than [...]

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