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Keystone XL may wait on Nebraska route, but climate change impacts wait for no one

Posted April 18, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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Graphic from Oil Change International   The State Department is providing additional time for comments on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, extending the process, until more is known about the project’s route through Nebraska. A Nebraska court had...continued

The Losing Economics of Investing in Aging Coal Plants: Part 2

Posted April 18, 2014 by Noah Long in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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This entry is the second of a two-part follow up to the blog I posted last fall. The first entry focused on the national story of coal's decline, this entry focuses on the west. Investors already projected another bleak year for...continued

Three Cheers for Solar Champions

Posted April 18, 2014 by Nathanael Greene in Solving Global Warming

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In his State of the Union address in January, President Obama gave a shout out to solar energy: “Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar,” he said, “every panel pounded into place by a worker whose job...continued

Kansas City Power & Light to Double its Energy Efficiency Investment in Missouri - if the State allows it

Posted April 18, 2014 by David Weiskopf in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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NRDC, along with several other environmental groups and the Missouri Division of Energy, has just reached an agreement with Kansas City Power & Light that would approximately double the benefits of energy efficiency for people in the Kansas City region....continued

Forging a New Global Partnership with Cities: Reflections from World Urban Forum

Posted April 16, 2014 by John Romano in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Last week, I joined thousands of city leaders from all around the world in Medellín, Colombia for the UN’s premiere showcase event for sustainable cities – the World Urban Forum. With the theme of “Urban Equity in Development – Cities...continued

Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Posted April 16, 2014 by Noah Horowitz in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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With Earth Day 2014 fast approaching (Tuesday, April 22), the 44th birthday of the modern environmental movement provides a great opportunity to take small, easy steps to shrink your carbon footprint at home and put money back into your pocket...continued

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates urge Obama to make the right choice and reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted April 16, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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As the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline nears the end of its national interest determination process, ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging President Obama to deny the project, citing the moral imperative of protecting some of the world’s most...continued

India's Renewable Energy Efforts Poised for Resurgence

Posted April 15, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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National elections are underway and dominating headlines and conversations across India. In parallel, the timely release of the second new consensus report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) documenting the impacts of climate change, has confirmed again...continued

EPA Gets Started on Curbing Heat-Trapping Methane from Oil and Gas Operations

Posted April 15, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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This post written with Meleah Geertsma and Vignesh Gowrishankar Today the Environmental Protection Agency took the first step promised under President Obama’s Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, released last month.  EPA issued a set of white papers examining five big...continued

Study: Weather-Related Blackouts Doubled Since 2003

Posted April 15, 2014 by Theo Spencer in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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I think it was either Cheech or Chong who said, “I’m fed up and sick of this.” Well that’s how many people here in the Northeast where I live feel about power outages caused by storms. If people are sick...continued

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