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Discovery News | Jun 19, 2012

By Eric Niiler

As world leaders gather to assess the planet's health, most reports are gloomy, save for a couple bits of good news.

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Inside Climate News | Jun 04, 2012

By: Katherine Bagley

While the national climate debate is fixed on whether Earth is warming, climate scientists are focused on understanding how bad it will be.

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Associated Press | May 31, 2012

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant.

Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t...

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EnergyWire | May 23, 2012

The dramatic decoupling of crude oil and natural gas prices in 2009 has created a riddle of profound importance to energy investors and company balance sheets, two Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers conclude in a new study.

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Washington Post | Apr 25, 2012

There are two ways to think about the cost of energy. There’s the dollar amount that shows up on our utility bills or at the pump. And then there’s the “social cost” — all the adverse consequences that various energy sources, from coal to nuclear power, end up foisting on the public.

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LA Times | Mar 27, 2012
Proposed new emissions standards would limit carbon dioxide produced by new power plants, which would probably prohibit construction of any coal-fired facilities.

The Obama administration proposed rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a move that could essentially bar new coal-fired electric generation facilities. Howard Herzog comments.

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MIT News | Mar 20, 2012
New MIT analysis shows there’s enough room to safely store at least a century’s worth of U.S. fossil fuel emissions.

A new study by researchers at MIT shows that there is enough capacity in deep saline aquifers in the United States to store at least a century’s worth of carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s coal-fired powerplants. Though questions remain about the economics of systems to capture and store...

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Reuters | Feb 16, 2012
By: Tan Ee Lyn

China's worsening air pollution, after decades...

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USA Today | Feb 14, 2012
SOURCE: Andy Wong, AP

By: Wendy Koch

China's unprecedented growth is carrying a steadily steeper price tag as...

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NY Daily News | Feb 09, 2012

By Josh Max

It’s official – we don’t want cars that get 200 or more miles to the gallon, and it’s consumers’ fault, not automakers’.
A new report issued by Massachusetts...