"A top U.S. Energy Department official in southern New Mexico says the agency plans to close off part of the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository due to contamination and stability concerns."
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- Source: AP, 10/14/2016
Scientists in a new paper warn that the widely discussed idea of relying on carbon-removal technology in future years to remove climate-altering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is a mistake.Source: Wash Post, 10/14/2016
"Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector fell through the first half of 2016 to their lowest level in 25 years, the Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday."Source: FuelFix, 10/14/2016
"Hurricane Nicole plowed directly into Bermuda on Thursday, causing widespread damage and knocking out power to most homes and businesses while apparently sparing the tiny Atlantic island chain any severe injuries or fatalities, government officials said."Source: Reuters, 10/14/2016
"Singer Neil Young, actor Mark Ruffalo and other celebrities on Thursday joined in calling for charges to be dropped against a documentary maker arrested while filming protesters who shut down oil pipelines from Canada to the United States, saying that she was acting as a journalist."Source: Reuters, 10/14/2016
"A documentary maker who was filming as environmental protesters attempted to shut down the flow of oil through pipelines carrying crude from Canada to the United States was arrested and her footage confiscated, activists said on Wednesday."
"The world will not forgive leaders gathered in Rwanda this week if they fail to back a proposed agreement to cut greenhouse gases, a top U.N. official said on Thursday, calling the deal an easy one to achieve."
"A comprehensive study by a science advocacy group gives poor grades in corporate responsibility to eight top producers. Exxon and coal firms ranked at the bottom."
"A methodical review of the world's dominant fossil fuel producers has documented their poor performance—in some cases, egregious failure— in taking responsibility for their emissions of greenhouse gases and moving effectively to confront climate change.Source: InsideClimate News, 10/13/2016
"As the first half of 2016 blew away temperature records, it also blew away some carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the U.S., a new U.S. Department of Energy report shows."Source: Climate Central, 10/13/2016
"A boom in solar energy in Texas is about to spoil power generators’ favorite time of day."Source: Bloomberg, 10/13/2016
"Agency says it will re-examine the formulas it uses, based on data provided by industry, and people near oil and gas sites hope that means cleaner air."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/13/2016
"Washington residents will have the chance to vote on a carbon tax at the polls this November. The proposed tax, which is the first of its kind in the nation, could set a precedent for how other states handle greenhouse gas emissions."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 10/13/2016
"Hurricanes could start flooding New York City's coastline as often as every 20 years due to the effects of climate change on sea-level rise and hurricane activity, scientists said on Monday."
"Urban farming received a legitimizing nod last month when Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) introduced the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 in hopes of getting it included in the next Farm Bill."Source: Civil Eats, 10/13/2016
"Relentless poaching is decimating Africa’s elephants. But the world’s largest land mammal could have a powerful, new champion if Hillary Clinton becomes president of the U.S."Source: Guardian, 10/13/2016